“A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”
The human body is an amazing thing. It can be so resilient and its ability to adapt is phenomenal. If you take good care of it, it can achieve some truly amazing things. Its greatest strength and simultaneously its greatest weakness is its deep connection to the mind. You control your own body, so if you have the strength of will, you can train it to do almost anything. That same control, however, can also mess up what the body is naturally capable of doing. .
I'm a software engineer by trade. I like to take the time to break things down into component parts and then put them back together in different ways to make the resulting whole stronger and more efficient. I'm very patient and am adept at critical thinking, but I can easily fall into the trap of over-analyzing. I've recently started to devote time to developing two skills: basing hand to hand and doing handstands. Both involve some very subtle adjustments to achieve strength and balance, but over-thinking can mess up what your muscle memory already contains, because you may overdo one adjustment or create unsteadiness by introducing things like fear and doubt.
So, the quest for balance between thinking and feeling continues. For those of you who are also over-thinkers and find yourselves in "analysis paralysis" or some other state where thinking is getting in the way of doing, I hope you'll join me in being a bit more vigilant in your observations of your own behavior. Set aside the fear and hesitation. Finish the analysis and just let your body do its thing. Its built to be amazing, you need only coax it just enough to realize its true nature.