Successful people and people who live above the ordinary tap into their intuition along with their reasoning faculty when deciding what decision is the right one in making a life-changing transition in their lives. When in the throes of making a life-altering choice, removing one’s self from the situation and the environment it represents, allows for the time to be alone to engage in deeper thought about it.
Why? Getting away from the self-talk and mental chatter and creating an atmosphere of stillness in the mind, allows for thinking with clarity and confidence. Learning to become aware of the feelings in the body when thinking of the right decision to make is a high level of consciousness. Practicing meditation or mindfulness can help by allowing us to become an observer of our thoughts and connect to our innermost wisdom. It can help us view choices and opportunities objectively without all the distractions of the outside world. Taking the time to find a quiet spot even for five or ten minutes to clear the mind and pause the constant self-talk will help pave the way to focus on and reach deeper thought—intuition. Sometimes just taking a few moments to become aware of how we are feeling by scanning the body will help us get in touch with the inner knowing.
Disengaging from the demands of a busy life gives us the opportunity to seek answers that don’t come in through the senses. Taking away all the distractions and outside influences allows us to clear the mind and feel the wisdom as we reconnect with ourselves. In this way, we are able to weight both the logic and reasoning along with intuition in making the best decision without have any inner reservation about it.
Jack Canfield’s book, The Success Principles, uses a little story to illustrate about the power inside each of us that we should think about whenever we need to make a life-changing transition: “According to an ancient legend, there was a time when ordinary people had access to all the knowledge of the gods. Yet time and again, they ignored this wisdom. One day, the gods grew tired of so freely giving a gift the people didn’t use, so they decided to hide this precious wisdom where only the most committed of seekers would discover it.
They believed that if people had to work to find this wisdom, they would use it more carefully. One of the gods suggested that they bury it deep in the earth. No, the others said–too many people could easily dig down and find it. Let’s put it in the deepest ocean, suggested another, but that idea also rejected. They knew that people would one day learn to dive and thus would find it too easily. One of the gods suggested hiding it on the highest mountaintop, but it was quickly agreed that people could climb mountains. Finally, one of the wisest gods suggested hiding it deep inside of the people themselves. They will never think to look in there. And so it came to be–and so it continues today.”