Remember the last time you did something because everyone else was doing it?

It didn't feel right, but you did it anyway?

You felt awkward and anxious, but more afraid of what the others would say than you were of how you felt?

You had a ‘gut feeling' that it wasn't a good idea, but you did it anyway?

Remember when your mother said “if your friends jumped off a cliff would you do it, too?”

And you said “of course not” but insisted on doing what your friends were doing?

And you did it with your friends, but felt bad while doing it and even worse when it was done?

Remember the last time you didn't say “no”, even though your heart and gut were screaming that you should?

And the results were awful?

And the impact on your family was terrible?

Yeah, me too.

Trust Your Instincts

Learning to trust our instincts, our gut feeling, our intuition is the surest and quickest way to living a life that we want. But we have to learn it first.

I learned it through trial and error.

Through making mistakes by following the crowd when I didn't trust them.

Through feeling “no” but saying “yes” and experiencing pain and angst.

Even today, as a mature adult, I feel the pull of peer pressure and find myself struggling to say “no”.

And I can tell you – with no hesitation and with full confidence that when I say “no” and walk away I am better for it. Always.

So, if today is your day for struggling…

with feeling pulled into something that you want to say “No!” to…

with making a decision that your head says is good but your heart and gut say it's bad…

and you need permission to walk away…

You have that permission.

Listen to your instinct, your intuition, your gut – it will save you…if you let it.


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0 thoughts on “Listen to Your Inner Voice

  1. Charlene Burke I know to listen to that little voice inside. Sometimes I let my rush of life get in the way and then I pay for it.
    The other day I was mixing honey and cinnamon in a short glass with some ACV. I left the butter knife I was mixing with in the glass and stepped away from it. I heard that little voice telling me it would tip over. I did not listen and when I turned back around….you guessed it… all over the counter. What a mess. I think those are my warnings so I will make sure to listen very carefully on the really important whispers in my ear.
    Thanks for sharing,

  2. You’re absolutely right, Charlene.

    Listening to our inner voice, our true self, as opposed to being controlled by our mind or our emotions, which is nothing more than our ego, or our false self…

    this will lead to true fulfillment in life.

  3. Absolutely good thing to follow your gut instinct… your intuition. I have found that the more I make decisions with my heart and the more I follow my intuition, the stronger my intuition seems to get. I feel more in tune with my feelings and the directions they take me 🙂 thanks for sharing Charlene!

  4. I have conversations all the time, lol! Developing our inner self is so important to our decision making, but then as you mention Charlene listening to our gut and intuition generally makes for wiser choices.

  5. Charlene – I’m am really big on trusting and listening to my gut. You are so absolutely right – when something is wrong it is reflected in how we feel in the gut. Thank you and bless you. xx

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