Stop over analyzing, All emotions are beautiful

This is some of the best advice, although I will admit I often times need to remind myself.  This became easier a few years ago when I learned how to go into my heart.

Right after I finished my first bodybuilding competition, I was so concerned I would gain all the weight back, be right back where I started (or worse).  I had worked so hard and so long to achieve the goal, what next?  Prior to hitting the stage, I set up an appointment for acupuncture, not knowing the full impact of that one little decision.

The first appointment, we sat down and I learned how to go into my heart.  Here’s how, sit in a chair, feet firmly on the ground, sitting up straight.  Put your hand on your heart, close your eyes and think of something you love unconditionally that is not complicated.  Naturally, I think of my dog, Keeley.  When I do, I feel grounded, my heart feels grounded.  For some it might float.  That is what your body feels like when you are in your heart.  From there, I ask yes and no questions.  Deep down we all know the answers to these things.  Whether you believe in God, a higher power, the universe or just your own gut instinct, we all know.  Once I started doing this, getting better at it, I was able to do multiple questions and recognize when I wasn’t making decisions from my heart. While I still look at things from every angle, every perspective, gather as much information as I can, best I can, going into my heart allows me to know I am making the right decision, when I finally do.

I am an emotional person, I think those who know me well would agree.  I am very passionate about everything I do.  My motto, “whatever you do in life needs to either be fun or get you to where you want to go”.  Sometimes emotion is viewed as a weakness, I don’t think that is always the case.  As a woman working in the technology field, where I am usually one of a few women in the room, I make sure my emotions are in check.  It is quite a balance to be that strong independent woman as well as the loving, nurturing side we inherently are.  Over the years, I have learned to embrace it, go in my heart when needed, and allow myself to feel what I need to feel in that moment.  It is still very much a work in progress, as is everything in life.

Check back soon for “when you eat, appreciate every last bite”.

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