One of the aspects of life I feel like we lose as we grow older is listening to that “little voice” that tells us what we should or shouldn’t do. That intuition. While some of us still trust that inner part of ourselves, many of us have stifled it and shoved it away to where we doubt ourselves so much we aren’t really sure what that voice is telling us any longer. Part of that is because we need to do what we need to do to make ends meet.
BUT, that’s not to say it’s lost forever.
We can turn the volume up on that inner voice and get in touch with the truth behind it again. All you have to do is stop pushing it aside. Start really listening to yourself. If you get a funny feeling, pay attention and delve into the reasons why you are having those feelings in the first place.
If you watch children or pets, they are usually very good judges of character. Call it innocence or the fact that they are fairly unfiltered, but they have tapped into that part of themselves that directs them to take a risk or hold back. We can take many notes from children – I know I learn from mine daily.
That being said, we also don’t want to go to the other extreme. Following blindly without trying to understand the inner voice can also be detrimental at times. No risk, no reward is so true. And if you wait for the “right” moment, I’d say a good 9 times out of 10 that perfect moment likely won’t arrive. SO, be open to what your inner self is saying, be aware that those feelings are valid and should be taken into consideration, and judge based on those observations what actions you should take. Sometimes that inner voice is wiser than we give it credit for. See what shifts may happen and what kind of productivity may come from is as well. I have found when I listen/pay attention, I am more relaxed and the blocks I had before dissolve.