The Happy Starfish

Living Mindfully & Celebrating Health, Happiness & Peaceful Living

Head vs Heart

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“If you want to become something, achieve something in life, then always listen to your heart.” Shahrukh Khan

I was recently interviewed by Aimee du Fresne as part of her Fearless Friday Interview series. She was quizzing me regarding a monumental move I had recently made. “Did you think it would be so hard” she asked?

“I didn’t think at all”, I perhaps, too honestly, blurted out.

There are generally two types of people. Those who make heart led decisions and those who rationalise, weigh up possible outcomes and think everything through meticulously.

Throughout my life I have always followed my heart without hesitation, I am extremely impulsive and rarely think of the potential consequences.

I have to be truthful and say this strategy hasn’t always served me well.

However I know I am one of life’s natural worries. If I stopped to really think things out properly I know I would never be brave enough to veer of whatever comfortable path I was on at the time. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath, have faith everything will be ok and jump.

I know that even if things don’t work out too well I can never regret any heart decision I have made. If I believe something will truly bring me joy (and to me that’s what life is all about) I can’t lament if it doesn’t work. If I made head decisions and they went wrong I think I would kick myself for not foreseeing whatever the actual outcome was.

Of course life is all about balance and if you can find the middle ground between your head and heart and trust yourself implicitly you will never go far wrong.


Author: thehappystarfish - living mindfully

Louise Jensen is an award winning Naturopathic Kinesiologist, Mindfulness Meditation Coach and Nutritional Therapist, and is certified in many other therapies, including the Mind Detox Method (as featured on Discovery Health) where she graduated from the Mind Detox Academy in record time. Louise has overcome living with a disability and has 13 years experience helping others to heal, and shares her experiences through freelance writing. In 2012, Louise co-created The Happy Starfish, dedicated to celebrating health, happiness and peaceful living. Louise offers Mindfulness Coaching via workshops and Skype and specialises in anxiety, depression and chronic pain.

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