Do you struggle with making decisions? Many of us do on a day-to-day basis, which can hinder our productivity, and lead us astray from where we want to go in life. Here, we discuss how increasing intuition through meditation could help us make better decisions, and improve our lives.
Our minds can make convincing arguments for different choices in our heads, though sometimes we can regret the consequences of those choices, whether it be that doughnut in the office, or that relationship which should have ended a long time ago.
If you have the ‘angel and devil on the shoulder’ scenario, with two voices arguing each side of the case, making the right choice can be difficult. While it can be helpful to consider different possibilities, without confidence in ourselves, we can end up hesitating and getting trapped in indecision.
Meditation for decision making
Many of those who practice meditation have mentioned how meditation has helped them begin to make better decisions in life. Some have gone from one extreme to the other; from ‘ground zero’ – feeling depressed or lost, to becoming much more happy and successful, with the help of meditation and intuition.
Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, talks about his inner transformation, from being depressed most of his life and sleeping on a park bench, to attaining a sense of inner peace, before becoming a New York Times best-selling author. Eckhart emphasizes the power of being in the moment and connecting to the feeling of the inner body as a form of meditation. He also recommends balancing intuition with knowledge in the decision-making process.
Meditation vs thinking
Tom Bilyeu, entrepreneur of Quest Nutrition, one of the fastest growing food companies in the world, also acknowledges a balance between intuition and knowledge through his personal technique called thinkitation, which combines meditation and thinking.
In his YouTube show, Inside Quest, he aims to help others overcome limiting beliefs and reach their potential. Like Eckhart, he transformed dramatically out of the struggles of his past – struggling with morbid obesity and an existential crisis. There is no end to his transformation, as he continues to nurture a ‘growth mindset’ – the belief that personal strengths and weaknesses are not set in stone, but can be grown.
“Why Tom Bilyeu meditates”
This ‘growth mindset’ is one which supports the idea that your decision-making abilities, and inner intuition can be developed. The way we make decisions has a powerful effect on our life journey, so it is important that we can balance the decision-making process with intuition, so that we can reach the future we want.
If you feel like you do not have strong intuition, or struggle with making decisions, do not worry. It is possible to develop your skills, just like the ‘growth mindset’ describes.
Meditation can help you increase your intuition, which may be able to help you make better decisions for improving your life.