In Tune With Your Intuition
Ever noticed how most of us make decisions in life. Usually it is a well-thought decision based on logical reasoning and questioning and sometimes we land up asking for a second, a third or a forth opinion! We’ve been told – Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Stop and Think. Don’t judge a book by its cover. But then, why sometimes do these decisions not turn out the way we wanted them to? They sometimes just don’t feel right. That’s because we fail to listen to that inner voice, which gets lost in that the clutter of make-believe ideas that have been entrusted upon us by society, our previous experiences and our inability to be in tune with our intuition.
Coaching is such a powerful approach that empowers an individual to believe in himself/herself, to develop self trust in such a manner that one feels confident and content with the decisions he/she takes for self. It’s about how one can nurture self efficacy, become self aware and practice self care. Listening to that strong inner self that will always carve and lead the way to your goal at the time and pace you want.
Let me share my personal story… I recently quit my full-time job, moved to California to go to school and study integrated health. For as far as I can remember, this was a subject that has always fascinated me but I did not follow through with my instincts. But last year, that inner voice was stronger than ever and I could not ignore it any longer. So I took that leap of faith and god, I am glad that I did. I have never been happier in my life and more connected. I continue to make decisions based on that inner voice and that gut feeling.
But I must confess that, sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate between intuition and what our conscious mind wants us to believe. Our unconscious mind though a powerful force, is fallible. We sometimes want something so badly that we manifest it or let it influence our intuition on one hand. And on the other, we live in a world where the quality of our decision is based on the time and effort we’ve put in to come to a conclusion. Research and several studies have pointed out that decisions made in a few seconds can be just as right as decision made after much pondering and rationalizing.
Health and Wellness Coaching uses various tools and techniques which help you tap into your inner strengths and after taking both your rational and intuitive self into account to reach a decision. Most of the things we desire for ourselves stem from our visioning of the perfect version of ourselves and most of the answers to our doubts lie deep within. Entering that space and reaching a degree of realisation, thinking about topics or subjects that might have slipped their way through instils the self belief that we have been longing for.
So, what are we suppose to do. For first, do not ignore the first fleeting thought that just comes to your mind when you are in any situation- whether it is at that ever-important job interview, a date or any important decision you may have to make at different life stages and circumstances. Second, you can cultivate this as a habit – a habit to shape, manage and educate our unconscious reactions. Third, what has greatly helped me is my meditation practice. Sometimes as I sit in my practice, I just let thoughts flow through my mind and my being without objectifying it. And suddenly more often than not, I have ‘aha’ moments. It’s hard to explain it but may be if you cultivate the practice to meditate daily, even if it is only for a few minutes, you may see solutions and get better insight or get that intuition that you have totally tuned yourself out.
Albert Einstein once beautifully said, ” The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. ”
Write to me if you have made a decision based on your intuition and share your ideas. I look forward to your comments. More soon!