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A Practice for Making Choices Using the Body



I wanted to share something out of Deepak Chopra's book "the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success". It's a mindfulness technique for when you are making a decision.....

"There is a very interesting mechanism that the universe has to help you make spontaneously correct choices. The mechanism has to do with the sensations in your body. Your body experiences two kinds of sensations: one is a sensation of comfort, the other is a sensation of discomfort. At the moment you consciously make a choice, pay attention to your body and ask your body, "if I make this choice, what happens?" If your body sends a message of comfort, that's the right choice. If your body sends a message of discomfort, then it's not the appropriate choice." - Deepak Chopra

He goes on to explain how we will most likely feel the sensation in the solar plexus (around the naval point) or in the heart center. So, for the first few times you practice this technique, pay attention to where your body feels the feedback or sensation.

To practice this, find a comfortable seat, close down the eyes and breathe deeply, placing all of your awareness at the heart center (or naval center). Sit quietly for a few minutes thinking about the choice you are making. Pay attention to the comfort or discomfort that comes up.

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