Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ma'at E's Mental Health Message

Learn to listen to your instinct instead of your ego.

When trying to make decisions or choices about what to do in life it is beneficial we learn to listen to instinct and not ego. Our instinct is a natural intuitive and innate inclination we have that gives guidance about which way to move or act. Our ego is the aspect of our self that thinks, feels or wills us to do something, but it is more based on reaction to our experiences of the past or hopes and fears about the future. Ego often drives us to chase a dream or pursue a goal. Instinct gives us guidance moment to about where we are right now which illuminates the best possible choice or option in this moment. When we stick to focusing on the now or this moment we don't have to be worried about future because we can trust our instinct will tell us what to do whenever the future comes.

Next time you are faced with a choice or decision no matter how big or small. Take a deep breath first and then ask yourself what is my instinct telling me. Wait until you get an answer. If nothing comes. Take another breath and ask again. Keep asking until an answer comes.

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

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