They say change is difficult and something that we inherently resist.
As a Professional Family Mediator, FamilyAffaires.com Community Advocate, Roseann Vanella often has people reach out to her for advice. The most common question she hears is , “When do you know it’s time”? This may implicate, when is it time to get divorced, when is it time to retire, when is it time to make decisions for my aging parents or even when is it time to pull the plug of a dying loved one. This question can relate to so much in all of our lives.
FamilyAffaires.com, Expert Contributor, Dr. Dan Gottlieb, shares his wisdom and his own personal experiences. If we think about infants, they some how know when it’s time to let go of a chair and walk. Most will even know when it’s time to potty train. It must be intuition, possibly that they feel safe to “let go”.
As we get older we allow all of this noise in our brain which makes us stop acting on intuition and feeling and instead resist what we’re feeling. As Dr.Gottlieb tells his own personal story of his decision recently to stop driving. He says he had been struggling with the decision for 3 years and finally he made the decision. Making the decision brought him a sense of piece. Should he had made that decision earlier, perhaps, but he had to do it when he felt ready.
Dr. Gottlieb reminds us once again to “trust the message coming for our gut and heart”, it’s always right!