I often receive emails that go something like this:
“Henri, I’m confused about my direction in life. I don’t know where to start.”
If there’s anything I’ve noticed in my life, it’s that confusion is a given, especially if you rely heavily on thoughts to navigate life.
The good news is that confusion is normal.
The bad news is that our mind’s want to get rid of the confusion, which only makes it worse.
There’s nothing you have to do about being confused. Simply let it be, and let it unravel itself.
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You don’t have to be clear to live your life
I don’t need to be free of confusion to follow my inner GPS.
Confusion comes from the mind, but the mind is not in charge of making the decisions in my life.
The mind is a beautiful tool for exploration and communication. But when you try to use it to make decisions, you end up confused.
I use my mind to explore life, to learn, to share what I know, but once I have enough data, I relax.
My inner GPS will bring me clarity when the time is right.
But this is where you need to experiment with your inner GPS. Your mind will tell you that you need to make a decision right now. It feels urgent, but it’s not.
The way I learned to trust my heart, my inner GPS, is to challenge these thoughts. If my mind says that I have to act, I see what happens if I don’t.
And you know what I’ve discovered?
The mind doesn’t know what it’s talking about. Most of the time, the mind creates the problem it’s trying to get rid of.
Some amount of confusion is natural. Confusion often precedes insight and clarity.
When I’m learning something new, confusion is present. Living life through my heart means that I surrender to the uncertainty of life.
For many, this will seem completely backwards. That’s why you need to conduct your own experiments, and uncover your own answers.
My mind wants to figure things out, but I’ve learned to trust my body, my heart, my inner GPS.
If something needs to be figured out, it will be.
I’m not saying to stop thinking
I’m saying to stop obsessing.
My mind is a tool to be used for exploration, research, and communication. It’s what I use right now to write this article.
But on the darkest of days, when I feel confused, my mind will want to fix things. Yet there’s nothing to fix.
I live life one moment at a time. Clarity comes when it comes.
But don’t just believe me.
Experiment, and discover how this works for you.
All the coolest,
P.S. My book, Follow Your Heart: 21 Days to a Happier, More Fulfilling Life (amazon affiliate link that gives me a small share without affecting your price), is a great way to dive deeper into how your inner GPS works, and how to live life on your terms.
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