Why You Should Listen To Your Intuition & How

Think back to a time when you have had a bad gut feeling about something. It could be in regards to a person, a situation or a place. Sometimes we choose to listen, other times we ignore. But I can guarantee that you will reflect on that feeling and be glad that you had it.

When travelling I could sense danger about situations and people almost instantly. My intuition became my only guide as I found myself in scenarios that even my mind couldn’t comprehend. From near dodgy hostel stays, dangerous motorcycle rides or disingenuous friendships, I tuned in wholeheartedly. I only had myself to rely on in those situations and thankfully I am here to tell the story today.

But what about listening to your gut when you are not alone? What about in relationships? We have all known a time when somebody hasn’t been right for us, be it a partner or a friend. Sometimes we get addicted to the pain of being treated badly or get comfortable and complacent. We try and make friendships work even when that person doesn’t align with our values or have our best interests at heart. All along that niggling gut feeling is usually present throughout but its amplitude may vary.

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” 
― Dean Koontz ―

Sometimes we don’t want to tune in. We want to prove our intuition wrong and laugh in the face of its mistake. We think that through distraction and burial it will go away. But until it is addressed, it never will.

If I didn’t address the gut feeling I had about my old lifestyle, I wouldn’t be writing this today. I wouldn’t have rediscovered my love for life, for self-development or for growth. I would have remained stagnant and simply existed for no other fault than that of my own. By walking away from a life that I had built and the future I had began to plan, I would never have flourished. I cracked to let the light seep in and heal my open wounds. It has brought me back to myself and I feel whole again.

If your intuition is trying to tell you something, listen. You can tune in more easily than you think. Take a moment or two to simply breathe, become the watcher of your thoughts and just be. It is only when we look inwards that we can find our truth.

How often do you listen to your intuition?

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