Intuition is a powerful thing. Sometimes, I find myself in situations that I have a strong gut feeling about. It is either overwhelmingly positive or overwhelmingly negative; there is never any in between. I’ve spent the better part of my life trying to talk myself out of listening to my intuition. But that’s never worked out. Almost every time, my gut feeling was spot on. (Except I’m really bad at picking lines, I always get the slow one)Even the times that I’ve thought of something that made no sense, thought I was overreacting or had no proof to back up what I thought, it all eventually made sense. My intuition was leading me away from danger and towards something good.
I’m getting to a point where I trust myself more and more instead of the convention, whatever it may be. There is a reason that those thoughts and feelings are so persistent. I don’t mean the scary, do crazy things kind of thoughts. Ha! It’s hard to explain intuition but most people have experienced it. Sometimes you just know something is wrong. I guess it’s a divine way of steer me on the right path. I had a friend tell me that whenever he didn’t feel right about something it was because that situation or thing was pulling him away from his path. That resonated with me, but the decision I was struggling with making made sense on paper and I charged ahead anyway. Now looking back on that moment I knew then and I even said to him I don’t think I should make the easy decision in this situation. Looking back on the events that unfolded, my uneasiness with seizing what looked like a great opportunity made sense. I had a sinking feeling that I was in a place I didn’t belong but fell into the well-worn pattern of rationalizing and not listening to my intuition.
Intuition is powerful. It’s a gift you and I have been given to steer us in the right direction, to steer towards whatever your path may be. Don’t discount your reactions or opinions of people even if they seem to come out of nowhere. I’m not talking about not liking someone because of what they wear or if they made a comment about your shoes and you really like them and you get offended. That’s kid stuff. I’m talking about that deep rooted feeling that something isn’t quite right, that someone isn’t quite right or vice versa. You know yourself, you know what’s best for you. (Hopefully) and you know deep down where you belong. So find that place and follow your path because it’s your own and no one else’s. Even if you choose wrong or get knocked off of your path, it’s never too late to come back. You get to keep trying, keep chipping at it every day. They say life is short, and it is when you look back at how quickly time passes. But as long as you wake up every day you get another chance to start over, to refresh, to start anew. Take it, learn the lessons of each experience and move onward and upward.