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Mindfully deciding in life

We started the week with a quote from the Tao Te Ching;

The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done.

I hope you gave it some thoughts and then let it go somewhere in the background of your mind where it will find its way to your conscious.

This is how I deal with big (and sometimes small) things.

  • I think about it. Hard.
  • I let it go or as my mum would say I sleep on it. But sometimes it takes more than one night – I am a slow decision maker!
  • I go back to the idea, or sometimes the idea comes back to me once it all settled down and my subconscious did its job.
  • I double check my answer with the values I hold dear, what I know to be practical and pragmatic and what I also know to be vital to me.
  • I make my decision.

And… drumroll….

  • And new precept unveiled thanks to by dear hubby: I try not to think again about it and what else I could have decided!!!! This is what usually drives me crazy. There are no other ways to put it, I am part of the overthinker’s tribe more often than I care to admit. #darkside

And this is where I reach my point.

In those moments, when I try to remember that there is no need for me to think again about it. I remember this quote from the Tao:

The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done.

It doesn’t matter they use the word Tao in it, really replace it with anything you like that makes sense to you.

What matters is that it is the perfect combination of words that reminds me that I don’t need to get the perfect answer! It doesn’t have to be spotless or flawless. It just has to be a decision. That’s it.

No more overthinking. No more overachieving. No more perfectionism (I see you).

Your decisions are good enough as they are. And everything else will be taken care of.

It never does anything and yet it leaves nothing undone.

Live your life, make your decisions, embrace your dreams, be happy and everything else will fall into place.

It is not a chess game where you have to plan the 120 moves in advance plus casualties.

It is just your life and it doesn’t have to be perfect to be brilliant <3

Floriane x

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