Warning: A little bit of contemplative rambling is to be expected ahead…
I received the above TUT (Note From the Universe) last week. I signed up for these Notes around six years ago, and haven’t turned back since; they’re an amazing way to start your morning, the perfect thing to see the moment that you wake up. This Note in particular really got me thinking, though…
“You’re the only person who knows what’s right for you.” As if right on cue for exactly what I’ve been needing to hear (or read, in this case), this Note came in and wham! hit me right in the heart. There have been a few different things that I have been mulling over, wondering if I should trust my gut with my feelings on these various ‘issues’, to go with what my friends and family think, or to try and find a happy medium between the two. But sometimes, compromise between the two just isn’t possible, and despite wanting to believe that the people I am closest with in my life know me better than myself (and can provide a more objective opinion on how I should be handling certain situations than I can in the height of my emotional turmoil), the fact is exactly as TUT said: I know me better than anyone else and thus, I know what’s most right for me right now.
Whether it be about taking (or not taking) a job, jumping on a plane to travel the world, picking a program for my post-secondary education, or considering a new or even rekindled relationship, the people we care most about — and who care most about us — ultimately want us to be happy and feel fulfilled. However, sometimes even these supposed ‘solutions’ may not actually be the best option for you. Not because these close people in your life are trying to guide you in the wrong direction (the complete opposite, in fact), but because only we are the first to know the changes of our own heart and mind. With all that said and done though, I have to admit that my best friend really does know me all too well, but again: only I know myself 100% the best. She’s a close second. 🙂
After reading this Note, I spent the following week thinking about it. Thinking about it a lot. Mulling over it, in fact. And not just in relation to one specific situation, but in respect to several different ones that have been in the forefront of my mind for about a month now. A few nights ago in the wee hours of the morning, I lay awake in bed thinking about all these different things and how I would tackle them. I could go into the nitty gritty details of each, but the end results all boiled down to the same thing: trust my own gut. For one of these issues, it meant letting go completely and moving on with my life. For another, it meant considering a second chance. Of course, my ultimate goal is to just be happy with myself in every aspect of my life and to keep on doing what makes me happy (so long as it’s not hurting anyone else in the process, of course).
And that’s all we really can do. Just live life, continue on, and reassess as need be.
Have you ever made a difficult decision that could greatly effect your life, that was contrary to what your close friends and family thought was the “right” decision to make? How did it turn out? Let me know in the comments!