One of the most valuable lessons that I’ve learned is that I am not what I think. So many of us believe that our mind is the most powerful tool that we have to function in the world.
Did you know that our intuition is developed before our brain is? Our intuition is never wrong, when we start tuning in to what it has to say to us. Many of the those I have worked with have trouble with that. It takes practice to hesitate, take a breath and sink into our intuition. Our minds will always start chattering to ignore that interception and listen to it instead. The mind is like a petulant child that wants more attention and will continue screaming until they receive it.
“The mind is a bad neighborhood. Stay out of it!”
from the Big Book of AA
Meanwhile the intuition is silently waiting for our attention. The source of most of our thoughts is rubbish. The mind feeds on our fears, our cravings, and our desires. When we continue to feed it, by letting our thinking process lead us by our nose to more complications in our lives, we waste precious time which could be used to ask our intuition what course we should take when we are pressed to make a choice.
In summary, before a decision is made, just take a breath, and feel yourself sinking into your diaphragm where intuition lies waiting for your question. Ask, and there is the answer. Maybe not the one you want, but in the long run, the perfectly crafted, very personal, answer that will benefit you.
John Shinavier, MA, RYT, Life Coach