This is just a quick one to compensate for the length of my recent posts. Lee and I were talking last week and somehow we got to one of my simple mottos that I used overseas. It was mainly to help with decision making, I would just say to myself to ‘Do what feels Right.’ Not to be confused with another motto I used: ‘Do whatever is cheapest.’
The first time it happened (I was like ‘huh?’) I needed to make an important decision when a sage-like entity from one of my infinite past lives appeared before me in a blinding flash of pulsating colour and say “Look into your heart, Eden. You will find the answer. It will guide you on your path.” Then the mushrooms wore off and it didn’t feel so right anymore…
OK, that’s not entirely true. Sadly I wasn’t graced with the divine mentorship of my past life or a bag of mushrooms, but I genuinely did just rely on my heart and my gut, no matter how big or small the occasion. It wasn’t some experiment in spirituality or positivity (although I’m not discounting the chance that they had an impact), it was just natural feelings and instinct.
It also shouldn’t be confused with selfish notions. I couldn’t just rape someone and say ‘oh my dick thought it felt right…’ because to me (and I hope the majority of the world) to hurt someone else never feels right. This could get to an argument over perception of right and wrong, but I think deep down people can feel a universal truth of compassion (I had to get a little spiritual).
However, it didn’t always result in the most positive outcome, but this is where I learnt the best lesson. I saw a way to escape from regrets. If I made a choice that I felt was right in my heart or soul or whatever, how could I look back and blame myself for making a mistake when my intentions were good. I realised the world isn’t perfect, but if I always do what feels right then I will never have regrets.
It's not just decision making either. Do what feels right for art and creativity, at work or home, relationships, charity, cooking, exercise, reading, drugs (anyone got some shrooms?), love and everything else.