Are you making decisions with your Head or Heart?

Are you making decisions with your head or heart??   I’ve been exploring this question in my own life and practice, especially over the last several months. The meditation class I guide over at Take Five Meditation is called Using your Body as a Compass. While discussing what this even means with the group, one of the questions that came up was, ‘How do we know when a sensation or feeling in our bodies is a gut response or anxiety or fear coming up instead?’ This is such a great inquiry and one that often explore within myself, students, and private clients. I would suspect that most of us have had a ‘gut feeling’ before. We may not always follow it but you likely have had the experience of just ‘KNOWING’ that something was the right choice…even if it made no logical sense and even if the people around you did not understand your choice AT ALL. Not all heart centered choices have to be illogical. But it IS important to connect more with our bodies so we can tune in, make the choices and trust they are the right ones for us. This may be the way you operate or you might be someone who lives with a lot of anxiety in your body. Perhaps you experience regular headaches or stomach aches? Maybe you second guess yourself all the time? Perhaps you ask other people for their opinions and trust them over your own? Or maybe when you have a figure something out, you tend to overthink, get foggy, shut down, or feel drained of energy? We’re not really taught...