Remember how your parents told you that if something seemed too good to be true, it likely was? The same rules apply to your inner voice: if it doesn’t feel right, it likely isn’t.
“Every time I’ve done something that doesn’t feel right, it’s ended up not being right” ~ Mario Cuomo
So many of us have learned to ignore the little voice of reason we all have, in favour of keeping up with the Joneses. Although we are afraid that what we think or feel is ‘wrong’ we tend to make bigger mistakes because we aren’t being true to ourselves. We are too worried about how the world is judging us. We have all made that expensive purchase beyond our means because everyone else did. We knew we couldn’t afford the item, but did it anyway. It didn’t feel right and our instincts told us it was a bad idea, but we ignored our feelings. Again, the reliable parental wisdom might come to mind: if Johnny jumps off the bridge are you going to jump too?
“Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.” ~ Shakti Gawain
Not respecting that deep down you are the only one who truly knows what you need and want out of life will leave you unsatisfied and unhappy. For some, this realization comes slowly over time. For others, the realization is more of a lightning bolt: you have everything you thought you wanted and met you goals, but are still unfulfilled.
“It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life.” ~ Katharine Butler Hathaway
Reconnecting with your inner voice may mean you start to question many aspects of your current life. You might start to question why you live in the house you do, dress a certain way, drive a particular class of vehicle, or work in the field you are. These questions are all perfectly normal. They are the questions we should have been asking in the first place, but were too worried about our societal status to consider.
“Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.” ~ John Sterling
Whether you like to call it listening to your inner voice, or going with your gut, or listening to your heart, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you start doing it.
Stop ignoring your instincts and learn to trust those gut feelings.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein
Peace Out 🙂