How does one set about making a choice? Or planning a career for that matter? Planning a career? lol. Sometimes choices present themselves in convoluted forms. Sometimes beggars go on to become engineers, and journalists become presidents. But my point is, faced with a choice, who do you side with? your brain or your heart?
Your heart speaks through your gut. And your gut whatever said, hardly ever fails you. Looking back I am hard pressed to find one decision made out of my gut that I would take back. Sure, some of those decisions have landed me in extremely regrettable situations, but being there was an inherent result of my character and it all felt like a path i had to travel on to reach my destination, which is where im sitting now. Typing this.
That doesn’t sound like a very glamorous destination I know. But here, we are talking in broader terms ok.
I think the choices we make decide the people we become, sure. But from a different perspective, I think it is the people we are that decide the choices we make. Maybe we are all born with a fixed destination. Maybe we are all meant to become criminals or sages or crane operators. Maybe we are meant to turn out exactly like our fathers. We may try to rebel against it but every inflection of your voice and every bored posture might be a constant reminder that, as a matter of fact, you are exactly like your dad in many ways.
That might not be such a bad thing. That might not even be such a good thing. That might just be simply; a thing. One of those distractions of life to bother your head with, like money. We all end up dead, and when we’re dead we’re all equally rich, or equally poor in financial terms.
Choices..How about your brain then? Actively speaking, as in not waving your hands about but speaking actively, as in speaking about your active brain, I am not really sure that our brains know as much as our guts. Our guts on the other hand, know just as much as our brains do but they also have Other Knowledge. Something down there inherently knows what to do, and it just needs you to trust it to take you there.
And where is that? That would seem to be altogether another matter. Your gut will take you exactly Where You Really Want To Go. Except that it won’t really tell you where this is. But it might, if you listen very carefully, give you some hint of the direction you are headed in.