Continued from: Accessing Your Most Positive Brain States
Welcome to Part 2 of the introduction to
Inner Connections – Wisdom for Life Decisions – a 5 part short program.
This program is about you learning to connect with your inner wisdom to make better decisions for yourself.
(To read more about my philosophy behind this program, please click the link through to Part 1 here: Accessing Your Most Positive Brain States.)
The guidance in this program will connect you with inner peace as a state of being in the world. Not only is this a beautiful way to experience the world but it is also your best and surprisingly your most practical pathway to good decision-making.
Inner Connections – Wisdom for Decision Making
The program will guide you chapter by chapter through a process of learning to access the 5 inner states that connect you to the wisdom you need, to direct your life through decisions both large and small.
The 5 inner states we will cover in this program are:
Inner Connections 1. Reflection
Inner Connections 2. Meditation
Inner Connections 3. Empathy
Inner Connections 4. Prayer
Inner Connections 5. Logic
I suggest you use this process:
- When you find yourself uneasy about a situation in your life.
- Whenever you make important choices.
- When you are doing any planning.
This process will require you setting aside some time on your own, but once you learn how to access these states you will never be left at a loss as to how to occupy yourself when you are left waiting somewhere or alone with nothing to do for a while.
I start with reflection because this is the easiest way to move yourself out of guessing how the things you are planning will make you feel (which humans have been proven to be very bad at) and into a healthier inner landscape. How did the same situation you are facing right now (or similar) work out for you in the past? Can you be honest in reviewing possible dangers and how you might have done better?
Once you have spent some time in reflection it is now time to slow down your thinking and breathing and check in on what your heart and gut is telling you.
Once you have tuned into that message and taken note of anything your body is uneasy about now it is time to calm your heart, slow your breathing and stop thinking at all for a little while.
Be still and simply part of your environment, taking in all that is happening around you without trying to control it.
At peace with yourself and at peace with God, now you are ready to move yourself into a state of empathy.
How will your plans affect the people around you? Will the resources you need for your current plans all be obtained fairly?
What might help you to be more in tune with the world around you?
This is the deepest inner state and most challenging to access. It requires you moving away from the drive of your ego’s agenda (which reflection will help you do), stilling yourself mind and body (meditation) to become ready to open yourself to a higher perspective on your life.
After completing the inner journey above, the logical details of what is your ‘best next step’ should come fairly easily.
Once you are in tune with yourself (Reflection and Meditation), in tune with God (Prayer), and in tune with those around you (Empathy), your plans should flow more smoothly and what you need come to you more easily.
A 5 step process for decision making may sound complex and time consuming but if you are tired of your life going round in circles and you want to connect with more certainty, this process is here to help.