During my young-adult years I sometimes found myself dealing with complex circumstances that manifested confused thoughts. In this midst of confusion, I would often consult my counterparts to counsel me through life’s challenges. More often than not, I would receive the response, “Follow your intuition.” Not understanding what that truly meant, I would always take it with a grain of salt. It wasn’t until I started experiencing life that I finally began to understand.
So, what exactly is “intuition” and why should you trust it? The Webster dictionary defines it as; the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational, thought, and inference. That’s pretty compelling if you think about it. This means that deep down inside you possess the power to tap into your core and listen to the song of your soul. I think back on those instances where I should have followed my first mind. Whether it was professionally, personally, financially, or physically – deep down I can honestly admit that I knew I was partaking in poor decision making. Had I been one-hundred percent in tune with who I was and who I ultimately wanted to become, back then my outcomes would have been much more favorable.
While on your purpose path, you are going to have many moments where you question whether or not to follow your gut. But I advise you to wholeheartedly listen to your inner voice. That sign you are trying to discern could be the difference between what could potentially be a success or a setback. This is why it’s imperative to never discredit your thoughts. It’s vital that you take your initial skepticism serious in order to survive trials. Those same little inklings, could potentially save your life.
Making judgments based on what you think, feel, and of course experience, are natural but while in the process it’s important to evaluate your thoughts. This is because the subconscious mind dictates decision-making more than we think. You are the only person that can make the proper decisions for your life so choose wisely. I now recognize the truth by the way it feels in my heart. And I challenge you to do the same.
By Dr. Avis Foley | Co-Publisher, Purpose Weekly