I went back and added this conversation to my post on Why it’s time to leave…, but since it was so crucial in putting me on this path, I thought it deserved its own spot…
[excerpt from original post comes first]
So back in July, I was reading this obscure book – you may have heard of it – Eat Pray Love – yeah, so I was reading that and thought “wow, traveling sounds really easy – I think I’d like to do more of that.” Well, that led to more thinking and brainstorming and then on Friday, July 9th, it all came to a head with this conversation:
Heart: You know, I’ve always wanted to live in San Francisco….
Brain: Yeah, it’s a beautiful place….
Heart: Do you think we could move there?
Brain: Uh, yeah. [as if to say, why are you asking me?]
Heart: Do you think we could do it in January?
Brain (simply): Sure.
Heart: Oh really? Awesome, let’s do that then!
I was completely surprised at how simply I could make this decision: my heart really wanted to do this; my brain knew I could do it, and with that, I was off! This reminded me that many “big” decisions in my life are only “big” because I’ve assigned that weight – just like the Buddha said: all events are neutral and our mind assigns the meaning. Things really can be much simpler (and easier and fun!) if I choose for them to be so.