Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
For a decision to be a great one there needs to be an alignment within the whole person: body, mind and spirit. With alignment comes integration: an inner knowing that the decision is right. Congruence is reached. Because it is right, it therefore becomes doable and sustainable (long lasting) because the foundation is solid.
The mind is a wonderful resource for gathering information, making sense of data, being logical and rational. Many decisions are made simply from a mind perspective - paying attention to what the mind considers to be the way to go. There are pro and con lists, details taken into consideration, the logic and rationale considered.
The problem with only paying attention to the mind is that there is important information that is not taken into consideration.
The body is an important resource when faced with choices. The body has a natural intelligence that can be tapped. The body does not lie. It gives us sensations – like gut reactions - which are key to great decision making. If the body is left out of the decision-making process, very often the decision is not in alignment or sustainable.
Noticing whether we feel in-spirited or dis-spirited when a decision has been made is a fabulous indicator of whether or not we are on the right track. Our emotions tell us lots of valuable information.
When there is congruence between body, mind and spirit, the whole person is involved. There is no ‘fighting’ between the factions. For example if I decide to take a step in my business which seems like a great idea, yet every time I dive into the next step I feel a gut ache and feel dis-spirited, I am lacking alignment and congruence with my decision.
When a decision is right, it becomes sustainable (long lasting) - there is peace of mind, excitement, feeling sure, knowing it’s the right thing, inner guidance. It keeps them from giving way when/if doubt tries to sabotage them.