Everyone has intuition, but not everyone allows it to be their guide in life. The truth is following our intuition can be a bit scary. Fear can many times trump intuitive feelings because the logical thought can seem saner, or safer, than the intuitive one.
You may intuitively know that if you head in one direction it will result in happiness for you, but because you are not exactly sure about the steps that you need to take, or what will exactly happen on that journey, you become fearful. That fear results in you choosing the safer and more rational option.
Unfortunately, when we ignore our intuitive thoughts and listen to our logical thoughts, we barely ever change anything in our lives unless something starts to go wrong. When that happens we then start to wonder if we are doing the right things and going in the right direction, and we let our intuitive side speak up a little louder. But even then we are more likely to listen to our rational side rather than our intuition because of fear.
We Ultimately Make Decisions Based On Our Emotions
Decision making cannot be done completely by rationality. It is human nature to make decisions based on emotions. If we were to try to choose an option just from our rational thoughts, we would constantly bounce back and forth reasons for, and reasons against, making one choice over another. Our emotions about the choices are the deciding factor on which option we choose.
When we are making a choice we tend to take the less scary option, and the option that has a clearer vision of what will happen as an outcome. This is why intuition usually gets ignored.
Your intuition does not always have a clear outcome. It can cause you to feel that heading in one direction is the right way to go, but because it can’t show you where you will end up you may retreat and choose the rational option instead.
Having Courage To Listen To Your Intuition
Courage is an important part of listening to your inner guidance system and becoming intuitive. Courage means moving past the fear you feel, because you understand that your intuitive side knows what it is talking about.
Having the courage to listen to your intuition involves:
- Wanting more out of your life and your happiness.
- Accepting that life is not all roses and lollipops.
- Knowing that life is meant to live and not just something to get through.
- Taking the option that feels right to you and not the easy option.
- Taking chances and risks in life because you know the reward could be great.
Life starts to happen when you move past fear and start trusting your intuition. When you accept that it has your best interest at heart, and that it does not want to lead you down a path of unhappiness or suffering, then you can start to gain the courage that you need to follow your intuition.
Soon your intuition will not be as scary. It will be a guide that allows you to live the life you desire. You may not always know where you are going when you listen to your intuition, but you will always know that you are living your life the way you want to live it instead of just getting through your life. That is the amazing gift that comes from gaining the courage to listen to your intuition.