How many times have you known something deep inside but did not trust it?
Instead you listened to your head rather than the deeper knowing of your heart.
Oftentimes the head and the heart are not in harmony, and when you listen to only the head, it leads to a great source of confusion.
One minute the head tells you one thing, then a few minutes later it tells you something else, and before you know it you end up more confused than when you began.
Living a life run by your head is limited and will misguide you out of the poetry that is each moment.
The heart has an intelligence and knows things that the head cannot know – it has a knowing beyond logic. The heart is beyond mere emotion, but rooted in deep wisdom.
There are things that you know deep down.
I often hear people say, “Kute, I know what I need to do… the truth is that I am afraid. What should I do?”
Or after something negative happens, “I knew in my gut I should have made a different choice!”
Sometimes we are afraid to OWN our inner-knowing, so we create the false sense of confusion for ourselves. Confusion is a game we play with ourselves to keep ourselves stuck where we are. The more you remain confused, the less you need to make a choice and take action. Confusion keeps you playing small.
It can be scary to get clear and own the fact that underneath the fear and confusion, you DO indeed know what to do. As you own your knowing, there are no more excuses – only the courageous responsibility to follow your truth.
We avoid truly listening to our heart sometimes because we are afraid of what that might mean to be that honest. Perhaps it will mean acknowledging that your relationship needs to end, or that it is time to leave your unfulfilling job.
There is a part of you that knows everything, since at the deepest level you are everything.
When you allow yourself to listen to your heart, it will guide you on the right path. Your heart has an intelligence and wisdom – even though it might not always be easy, and sometimes rather challenging, there is usually a deeper sense of peace that comes with following your true heart’s knowing.
Deep peace is living your deepest truth, rather than out of the confines of your fear.
The stress, anxiety, craziness we feel often happens because we are stuck in our heads, when in reality everything inside of us is saying something else. There is often a gap between what the head says and the heart says. The degree to which you follow only the head is the degree to which you will suffer.
To go against your true heart’s knowing is to betray yourself, and to betray yourself only leads to pain.
It is not worth it.
The head has its place, but it must serve the guidance and direction of your heart. So first feel your heart, and be 100% honest about what you know. Even if you are not ready to do anything about it right now, simply being honest about what your heart tells you is the first step.
Owning your heart’s knowing is to step into your power, and to step into your power is to live authentically who you are in the world without compromising yourself.
Living with your head running the show often leads to a safe life, where you compromise who you are, living what you think you are supposed to.
Living in harmony with the head AND the heart will allow you to thrive. Tune into the heart, honor its knowing and guidance, and then use the head to assist in the fulfillment of your heart’s authentic direction.
There is a deep wisdom in you.
You are it.
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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Kute Blackson is a speaker and life coach. Check out his website here.