How do you cope with this? What do you do in situations when you're not sure if you want to listen to your gut or your mind?
I have a situation like that on my hands right now. Do I talk myself into doing something that I feel unsure about? Even as I write, I realize how dumb my reasoning sounds. Of course I don't! Why would I talk myself into something that I didn't feel was right for me.
I don't mean to come across as new-agey, or anything of the like, but I do firmly believe that intuition is prevelant and powerful, and that we don't listen to it as much as we should. I keep feeling like I'm not sure of the path I think I want. On the flip side, I don't want what I'm saying to be miscronstrued as only listening to impulsive feelings and never thinking things through. That's not at all what I mean. What I'M talking about is this: having consistent unsettling feelings about something, but also thinking that the same something is a smart decision.
I've been weighing this decision heavily in my mind. When something fits with me, it FITS. It works with all of me - do you know what I mean? When I am happy with a decision, I am relieved, joyful, happy, excited, and pumped! When I'm not sure about something, I have those feelings of unsettlement, even if I keep trying to tell myself that I'm making the right decision. I know, deep down, that I'm not.
I guess that's the answer then. I can't preach about listening to your body and it's feelings when I don't do the same. I will not take the 'if-y' fork, I will wait until I am thrilled with my decision. I advise anybody in a similar situation to do the same thing. :):)