Have you ever wondered how to make a wise decision? how to know which direction to go when faced with more than one possibility? how to discern the will of God? how to determine the way to go re: medical decision? possible move? job? vote? finances? relationship? health issue?
You’ve reasoned. You’re sought the advice of others. You’ve prayed. You’ve done your research. You’ve brainstormed – looked at every angle you could possibly think of. Still, you’re not certain.
Which is the right answer for you at this particular time? Which road will be the wisest choice? What decision would be the best?
Like everyone, I’ve found myself in situations seeking wisdom, hoping to discern wisely. Whether the situations have been simple or complex, each time, here’s what I’ve learned. ‘Listening’ is the key. Listening to my body; listening to my mind; listening to spirit – that “still, small voice within.”
The next time you are faced with a decision, checking things out with your body, mind and soul could provide the answer.
Listen to your body.
If it is relaxed about going in one direction, it’s a possible “yes.”
Listen to your mind.
If it is at peace and you are not still trying to “figure it out,” it’s a possible “yes.”
Listen to your heart.
If it soars with openness, enthusiasm, joy, curiosity, anticipation, it’s a possible “yes.”
When all three are a “possible yes,” then harmony is evident: harmony of body, harmony of mind, harmony of spirit and could be showing you a good road to take, a gentle path to journey, a wise decision to make.