I’ve lived most of my life from my brain. Rehashing the same thoughts from every angle is my Olympic sport.
I would even say that I “think” my emotions. (If you know, you know.) 🧠
In fact, if you look up overthinker in the dictionary, I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw my headshot.
And I’m grateful for my brain. I really am.
It’s carried me far – all the way to a PhD. 🎓
But relying on my logical way of knowing and creating kept me super-stuck in my life.
I wasn’t able to create the life that made me *feel* good.
- I felt stuck instead of free.
- I felt stagnant instead of creative.
- I felt “less than” instead of what I knew I was capable of.
- I had “theoretical optimism,” but no true faith that anything would ever, ever change.
And I resisted making the shift from thinking my way through life because I didn’t “think” there could be another way. That’s the trap you can get in when you’re a thinker. Sound familiar? 🤯
Even though I suspected that there was another way of being, I continued doing what I always did. (Textbook definition of you-know-what.)
Eventually, I knew there was a smoother path forward, but I resisted shifting into it. You could call that fear of the unknown, or stubbornness, or still “thinking” that logic is the king of the world. 👑
Finally, I hit the wall. I couldn’t stay on the hamster wheel another moment.
I realized that resistance was futile if I wanted to change my life.
And so I made the shift. I got out of my head and tuned into my inner knowing.
Now I have a clear understanding of who I am. Making decisions is a snap. I know why I’m here, on this planet, right now. And I have the confidence to let go of the details.
And if you want to know how, it’s both simple and difficult:
- Let go of needing to control every aspect of how your visions come alive
- Tune into your embodied wisdom
And if you do, you’ll create some midlife alchemy 🪄 in your own life. I guarantee it.
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