Have you ever felt the pressure and burden of having to make a big decision? We are faced with so many choices that it can be hard to know which way to go in any given moment, but there is a way to make navigating your career, relationships, and all of the other aspects of life more simple and graceful. The most effortless approach to decision making involves following your intuition.
Using intuition to make decisions allows us to lighten up and not take ourselves so seriously. We get to flow through life rather than bulldoze. Will you make mistakes? Will you get off course? Will you be able to trust your intuition? The answer is yes, yes and yes. Regardless of how you approach life, you will find yourself in situations that no longer feel right, but the beauty of intuitive-based decision-making is that when you are paying attention to how you feel, you can quickly change directions.
The reason that using your intuition to guide you takes so much weight off your shoulders is because intuition is the voice of life. Some call it God or Spirit and that's cool, but the word life works for me because while intuition is highly personal, it is also highly impartial. Here's the part that gets really profound and kind of deep:
Life has its own agenda and that is extension. Life extends itself through all living things via procreation, artistic creation, invention and loving expression of every kind.
Life seeks one thing from all of us and that is the maximal extension of itself, which is a built-in mechanism to ensure its continued existence. Nature illustrates the principle of extension beautifully. Every year we get to watch the flowers bloom and the trees produce fruit. The flowers and trees don't spend years wondering if they are fulfilling their purpose, they simply fulfill their function as designed--in perfect order and harmony with other aspects of nature. And guess what...you and I are a part of nature.
We too have a function and we too are interrelated. But if we rely solely on our individual brain to guide us, we limit our perspective to that of a single entity rather than the collective voice of the whole.
You have a function that only you can fill. No one else can do your part and no one else can tell you your part; it only comes from the voice of life that lives in your heart, mind, and soul. When you allow yourself to follow that subtle voice--your own truth--regardless of what society or your family have to say about it, you do your part and you know that it is so through a deep sense of fulfillment and peace.
As each of us moves toward following our own intuition rather than succumbing to external pressures, our world will begin to transform and society will finally be able to perform more like a symphony and less like a chaotic clash of individual desires. Your heart will sing and everyone around you will wonder the source of your bliss.