Have Some Faith: Listen To Your Gut Instinct

Have Some Faith: Listen To Your Gut Instinct

There are times when we feel something is wrong with a person or a situation. We cannot explain the 'feeling', but we know something bad would happen. This feeling comes from our 'gut' or our personal seat of wisdom. The feeling that comes from it becomes our intuition.

Whatever we do, the 'bad vibration' hangs in the air and would not vanish. It manifests as feelings of unease and disconcerts. We often shoo it away or clear it off in our minds, because we do not trust it. Since we cannot explain it and we give more credit to concrete logic than feelings, however real they are, we stay away from its radar.

But the fact is, it is this radar that seeks to protect or give us a warning. Still, we persist in believing external proofs of evidence. We want something we can prove with our five senses. Then, we regret it at the end, when something bad has finally happened.

How do you get out of the way of your intuition?

Take a moment to be alone.

When we remove ourselves from noise and confusion, our thinking clears. We have more room to breathe in the fresh air. Our lungs supply more oxygen to our hearts. In return, our heart pumps more blood to our brain. The brain needs oxygen and nutrients to function and think clearly. Without distraction, we can focus more on why we want to do something. We can reflect on the behavior and intentions of people towards us.

Pay attention to the sensations in your body.

Your gut is found in your body. It is where your intuition is rooted. Sensations are the language of emotions. When you are angry, you feel your muscles tighten and your head feels like exploding. Sadness, on the other hand, expresses itself by feelings of despair and aching in your heart. Pay attention to the sensations being expressed by your emotions. These sensations are a preview of what it will feel like when you are faced with a situation or dealing with a certain person.

Be honest with yourself.

Ask yourself what you need and what you want. Our needs are basically for our long-term survival and well-being. Our wants are centered on glaring fixations on needs that were not met at a certain stage of our growing years. These unmet needs like food, shelter, and loving care manifest themselves in obsessions and compulsions. Ask yourself why you need what you might actually just want.

Decide to trust your instinct.

Beyond the understanding of certain important people in your life, you have to decide to trust yourself. You can ask for their advice and observe their actions. Ask your family and trusted friends to give you options. Ask them to help you deliberate on the possible outcomes of these options.

The more experienced and knowledgeable a person is, the more power and control he or she has. Be this kind of person. With the help of intuition, your logic becomes sharper and all-encompassing. You see the big picture better and the details make more sense. Have some faith in yourself, trust your gut instinct. It will always want the best for you, just as you love yourself.