THE ANSWER IS WITHIN YOU

In my youth and twenties it was easy for me to make decisions, even when they were big ones! I just knew what to choose. Choose where to live, choose university even though I had to move to another country, choose degree knowing the studies would be challenging, choose the husband, the home, the job and so on.

Later on, as more responsibilities kept coming on, it became trickier for me to make decisions as swiftly as before. A lot of it was probably due to the fact that a big decision suddenly affected more people than just me! Seeing it from a distance now I realise that I let life become extremely serious.

As I am about to make big decisions again, such as selling my house and deciding on a new home, I want to let go of seriousness. I want to live with more ease even though these decisions are big for me.

I have found myself lately telling friends that the answer lies within them. And that the way to find the answer is to let it come forward by sitting in silence. You are then giving yourself a chance to hear the answer from within. I am reminding myself that this applies to me too.

Sometimes the answer I am looking for doesn’t come up that easily, and that’s okay. Patience is needed! I am currently consciously letting go of control, which also helps me to let go of too much seriousness. I want to allow space for things to happen in the best possible order.

In case you are in the process of looking for an answer in your life, one that perhaps involves other people, then take time to sit in stillness. Know that you are then giving yourself the best possible chance to let the answer come to you. And once the answer comes up, notice how it makes you feel. Perhaps like a deep knowing? Also, as best you can, see if you can avoid for your thinking brain to overanalyse the answer! Just check in with yourself and listen. Wishing you luck on your way to big new decisions X

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Annette Wiik

My name is Annette. I am a Yoga Academy Certified Teacher (BWY-Accredited School) and started practising Hatha Yoga over 20 years ago. Holding a certificate from Bangor University to teach mindfulness-based courses, I incorporate my knowledge of mindfulness meditation in all my yoga classes. I have two grown-up children and live in Wimbledon.