Is your mind feeling cluttered and full, and you long for clarity to help you with decision-making?
Decision-making can get confusing
If you are confused over a choice you must make, remember that you have the resources within you to make a wise decision.
It’s easy to get caught up in other peoples’ advice, web-site searches and spending a fortune on outside help. Eventually, the decision comes down to you.
What is your decision-making strategy?
Meditate for Insight and Wisdom
The key is to become calm and balanced.
In India, Vipassana meditation means ‘Insight’ or ‘Clear seeing’.
This means to see things as they really are. Here’s how you can check in to your own insight and wisdom.
- Put all other tasks to one side, sit in stillness and focus on your body’s posture and breath.
- Focus on the feelings you become aware of, your body’s sensations and the connection with your mind.
- Usually, as humans we bring our own interpretation to our experiences, from the past or from cultural influences. We get caught up in our own stories and tend to ignore how our body is feeling until we decide to reach for medication to make discomfort or pain go away.
- Continue becoming more aware of your body and listen to it. You might notice all kinds of thoughts attempting to influence your choice.
- Cut through this – as you sit, become aware of sensations you experience. This could be a feeling of fear or excitement in the pit of your stomach. Ask yourself, if I make this choice, how does it feel?
- Listen in. Be aware of the information your body offers you.
- Notice what thoughts pop into your mind.
- Sit in stillness until you experience a sense of calm and peace.
Choices made with ease
Sometimes you may need to get up and go off and be busy doing something else. Then return to your stillness and ‘insight’ another time, another day.
With this ability to develop your clarity and ‘clear seeing’ you now have a tool that provides you with your own answers.
As you practice this daily you will be learning to befriend yourself.
So when there are choices to be made – sit in stillness with your ‘clear seeing’ meditation.
There’s no reason why you can’t gather all the support you need, but then check in with yourself for the final say. You’re in charge and you alone can reach a sense of clarity in any situation.
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