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Dealing With Life From the Heart

By Sandy Schroeder

In a chaotic world, we may face enough challenges to easily overload the brain. No matter how fast we spin our thoughts, we don't always come up with the answers that we want when we want them.

If you finish each day wondering what it's all about and worrying about issues that just never seem to get solved, it may be time to heed the advice of therapists who recommend turning to the heart for answers.

What the Heart Can Do

One therapist explained, "What the heart does that is so powerful in uncertainty is create space. While the brain charges headlong into solving everything, the heart holds space for being uncertain."

Essentially what the therapists recommend is letting the heart's attitude help you relax into your present situation. If you are like me, you might end the day with a whole bunch of question marks and spend a restless night trying to figure them all out.

If you let your heart help you handle the load, you might come to accept some of the uncertainty of life as a natural course of events, according to MindBodyGreen.

If you have ever waited and worried about a test result, a financial solution, or a project direction, you know what it means to find it hard to just hover, but when you accept the uncertainty and realize it may turn out to be perfectly all right you might find it easier to let go and just enjoy the moment.

MindBodyGreen tells us when you let the heart handle things, you open yourself up to whatever will be instead of letting the brain buzz around from one worry to another.

When the brain takes over and just keeps spinning, it's easy to miss all of the other things that are going on in life. Your concerns may still be hovering, but if you follow your heart you might make room for shopping for special foods and cooking a great meal, going to the movies with friends, or heading off to the park with your kids. All of your concerns will still be around, but you might have really had a great time anyway.

Think about situations in the past that you have worried about that turned out to be just fine. The heart sees the possibilities and frees you up a little, while the brain tends to tighten up too much and demand answers right now. When you see what is happening, it might be easier to enjoy the present and make the most of it with the help of your heart.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mt. Joliet, Tenn.

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