What do I mean by this?
Simply put, when something just “feels right” and you are able to move through your day without a lot of obstacles or distractions, you are in your heart. Sometimes, you might feel a lightness to your body, or a pleasant buzzing coursing through your veins. This is what it feels like to be connected to The Universe. I find that on days like this, I always have a small smile on my face – very Mona Lisa-like – and am friendlier, more open to new experiences, and more willing to trust my gut feelings.
However, when we are in our head, we are cranky, snippy, confused, and often run around like a chicken with our heads cut off. This is because we have become disconnected from The Universe, (and the joyful energy that The Universe emits,) and have allowed our Ego – or mind – to take over the days events. We replay conversations, tasks, and ideas over and over in our head like a movie on constant repeat. This in turn can literally lead to a headache!
One of my favorite teachers, Eckhart Tolle, discusses this in great depth in his first book, “The Power of Now.” In fact, the entire focus of his book is dedicated to quieting our minds and allowing the moment, or now, to guide us.
If you’ve allowed your heart to guide you, you should be able to feel joy, ease, and lightness in what you’re doing. If not, you’ve surrendered to the mind. Try taking a deep breath and re-focusing your energy. Allow yourself to release any confused, angry, frustrated, or anxious feelings and just be. Imagine something that brings you joy and keep that image in your mind. It could be a memory, smell, person, or thought.
Remember, the heart is the boss of us not the brain!