I don’t know how many times I’ve been told that I over think things. Do you? Overthinking things can really get you into trouble. Using your head is good, but what happens when you leave your heart out of the equation? I’m not saying that you should lead your life by your feelings. That would be, well, stupid. Intuition, or your gut is your heart and more importantly your spirit talking to you. But do you trust it?
For years I stopped trusting my gut. I had a lot of help in that department. I had people in my life that were really good at getting me to second guess myself. Guess what? I was often right with what my gut was telling me. I went through a lot of headache trying to get headway with these people, but it didn’t work. So, I let them go their own way. Now, I’m free to trust my gut again, and I’m happy to say that it’s spot on.
Do you trust your gut? There will be times when you’ll have to go against the grain. Why? Because there are many people out there that don’t trust themselves, let alone you. These people will do whatever it takes to make themselves feel safe. Even in the face of something destructive. They think they’re following their gut, but in reality, they’re listening to their fears. And, more often than not others that feed it.
People will do whatever it takes to have influence over others, especially when the other person is needy, has low self-esteem, and no self-confidence. These types trust other peoples’ guts and get into a world of trouble. Think kids who want to be accepted at whatever the cost. They listen to others who tell them exactly what they want to hear, only to find out too late, that they aren’t what they seem. Or worse, misery loves company, and they wanted more miserable kids in the “clique”.
You have gut feelings for a reason. They can either warn you, or lead you to something great. But, if you’re not listening, you can lose something very special. Far too many people go full steam ahead, especially when their gut is telling them not to. Regret, shame, and guilt follow when you know you should have listened. You’d be surprised how many people are forced to watch others follow their gut to find happiness, fulfillment, and purpose for their lives; while they end up wallowing in the misery they’ve created. All because they listened to everything and everyone else, and not their gut.
I learned to love my gut. More often than not it has lead me to good things, kept me out of danger, and helped me to find the people the mean the most to me. I now trust it all the time, and because I do, I have been blessed with people in my life that are good to and for me. I have doors opening, and opportunities that I’d never seen before I’d stopped trusting it. The positives are out weighing the negatives, and I’m more open minded these days. I also have an open heart, which is really important if you want to trust your gut. Knowing how you feel, where the feelings are coming from, and why you feel the way you do helps tremendously. I love people again. All because I allowed myself to trust my gut. Again.