It is not uncommon for people to chase a problem round and round and round in brain-mind and get exactly nowhere. The thought processes chug around the track, the list of pros and cons builds up. The mind gets tired. There is no solution in the land of both-and. The same old process starts over, chug, chug, chug. One can get caught in a mind-loop, which literates. One can get caught in a mind-loop, which literates. One can get caught in a mind-loop, which iterates. It can be painful to watch someone caught up in loopy-mind-loop-looping. And often they say near-exact the same things out loud, over and over. If it were a helpful mantra, this would be OK. But usually it ain’t.
The heart has a bullshit knife which can cut through. Learning to use this bullshit knife does not happen overnight. This is because people prefer the “sanity” of loopy-mind-loop-looping. It is somehow comforting and familiar.
Having cued this up:
Have I ever not listened to my heart because I did not like what it was saying?
In the long-term, was the outcome good?