What if it doesn’t work? What if it does?
What if I fail? What if you succeed?
What if I die? What if you lived?
The mind and the heart are always playing tug-o-war when dealing with these “what ifs”. The mind would always be logical and will present a more practical and wiser approach; whereas the heart is, obviously, highly dependent on emotions.
So, in which circumstances do we follow our mind and our heart? It’s hard to comprehend because experiences are relative. Who am I to say follow your heart when it comes to relationships when I have no clue as to what other people have gone through? Who am I to say follow your mind just because my own experience taught me to be more cautious?
Each circumstance requires a different approach and the only way I see it is ~ if it feels right, then it’s right. Sometimes what’s right isn’t something that we want – a hard choice to make, and there are those choices that feels right and feels good at the same time.
Nevertheless, give your mind a break from overthinking and weighing the pros and cons, and just choose which side to take – the heart or the mind – and stay with it with conviction. Block any thoughts coming from the other side and believe that making that choice is for the best, otherwise, everyday will be a constant battle of tug-o-war.
Once the choice has been made, the tricky part follows – the waiting part. Waiting is truly the worst kind of suffering and a lot of PATIENCE is definitely required because as much as you want to take control of the situation, there are some things that are just way out of your control, so simply let go and let things unfold in its own time.
Easier said than done, I know! But hey, who the hell knows what’s going to happen next anyway? If it turns out to be the best decision of your life, wouldn’t that be a proud moment? And if it goes south, know that you didn’t lose anything but rather, you learned something about yourself and about life.