Living from the heart allows us to feel the connections in the patterns around us. Opening our heart is actually a way to offer support to our cognitive function as it increases our repertoire of possible choices in how to experience the world. Letting go and opening can actually be safer than holding on tight as it can allow us to receive help and hope from sources we previously could not recognize, let alone utilize. Often it is resistance to owning a part of ourselves that blocks our willingness to allow support from others.
Going through the motions can be an entry point for change. Act as if you have more choices than you can see right now. Trust that when you go as far as you can see, you will then be able to see further. Listen to your heart’s wisdom and allow yourself time to feel. A lot of small little shifts will create as much if not more change than one big leap. You can jump into a new job or location or relationship, but if you don’t change your internal patterns of thought and behavior, odds are good you will recreate very familiar scenarios.
Repetitive beliefs and habits maintain the status quo and give a sense of security, even if what they create is not what we want. We tend to resist what is unfamiliar because it is new and scary. If we allow ourselves to be mindful about that tendency, we could instead choose to open to new possibility by engaging the heart in our decision making. And when we build that 18 inch bridge between our head and heart and allow the free flow of information and energy, the possibilities are as unlimited as our imagination.
" Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come? " Rumi