Last night I was talking to my younger sister, who lives in Arizona. We were discussing a situation that I was having difficulty with and she said, "you need to see it with your heart, instead of your mind".
Yes, I know as a counselor, that we often have to get our inspiration from others. I work on seeing things through the eyes of my heart rather than with my mind, but it isn't always easy.
Often there are thoughts and feelings that are blocking us. That is when we have to take a good look at the block and work our way through it. It is important to be gentle with yourself while you are working through the block. Take time to process your feelings. How does it feel to open your heart? How are your feelings different when you see something through your heart rather than through your mind?
Learning to look at things with your heart takes time and practice, but just like most exercises it is worth the effort.