Let’s talk about instincts.
Many attribute instincts to supernatural sources while others think of instincts as our own body, soul or consciousness leading our minds. Whatever your belief is around instincts, one thing is certain—we all have instincts.
Let your instincts be your guide.
We’ve discussed being still and listening in previous posts. The goal of listening is to hear something that may not be as loud as the daily noise in life. Part of this listening also means tuning in to yourself and your instincts.
For me, my instincts are subtle pushes I receive about a particular topic, person, situation, or instance. These subtle pushes indicate that I need to pause and be thoughtful about what’s in front of me. Maybe it is an alert to a possibly dangerous situation, or maybe I can gain some insight into a person or situation if I’m still and thoughtful in that moment.
When I need to make a decision about something important, I always try to tune into myself and what my instincts or intuition might be trying to tell me. To turn my instincts on, I start by going somewhere calm and quiet where I can meditate and become prayerful to tune out all of life’s noise.
What this means for you.
As you continue to search yourself to uncover your inner purpose, I urge you to listen to those little pushes and urges to go a certain direction.
Sometimes, following these intangible avenues can be the scariest part of the process. Typically, we can’t stand back and clearly see why that particular avenue is a good idea. It isn’t until we reach our destination that it all begins to click and make sense.
I encourage you to listen to your gut. What is it telling you? Which direction is it urging you to go? What’s the worst thing that could happen if you follow it, and more importantly, what’s the best? What will your future look like down that avenue? You’re not sure? That’s OK. I didn’t expect you to have the answer yet.
Part of the process is learning to have faith in yourself. Trust your instincts. Take the avenue that is unknown if that’s where you feel led.
As I recently said on a post in Facebook, no ocean became big and mighty in a day. So whatever it is you choose to do, be yourself while doing it. Part of being yourself is listening to yourself, tuning in and making sure that the steps you are taking align with who you are.