What is holding you back from doing what feels right? Is it your overly rational brain or monkey mind? Try listening to your intuition instead. Intuition is a key element to the success of the human race. I believe it is embedded in our DNA and is in our souls. Our primal ancestors tapped into their intuition in order to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, our brains further developed and societies “progressed” toward the direction of losing the ability to listen to our inner voice.
For those of us, who have the mind of an ADD/ADHDer, our brain is often clogged with a million thoughts per minute. If this is you, you'll definitely want to do more research about intuition and how to tap into this primal and spiritual skill we have all been gifted. Learning how to calm the mind and listen to our inner voice can be a challenge for us in particular.
Tapping into our intuition is often side tracked by an unfocused or overly focused mind. As a child and young adult, I thrived on the notion of being a free spirit and skipped through many open door opportunities. During my 30's I thrived on being more “practical”. I enjoyed weighing out the options for the best possible choice. Luckily, I personally never feared making wrong choices, like many people do. Otherwise, I may have held myself back in many ways. Somewhere during my adulthood my logical mind took over. Maybe because I felt the need to keep my daughter and family safe according to American societal standards. However, in recent months, I have come to the realization that it is our intuition that keeps us rooted, safe, accepted, flexible and guided.
Take a minute to truly think about how times have changed, especially America's society. We often hear the words, “Don’t play with fire!, don’t go outside barefoot, don’t climb big rocks, don’t play with sharp objects, blah, blah, blah". What if we released some of those logical practicalities as adults and got back to the basics of trusting our own, AND other's instincts. This includes learning to trust our children's instincts too. I'm not telling you to drop your children off in the middle of a rain forest and wish them luck as they try to find their way back home, but I am encouraging adults to start topics of conversation and practice around listening to your inner voice. Let your children explore and develop these skills. What if we encourage youth to trust and listen to their instincts rather than second guess every thought in their head because this is what society models? Are we raising the upcoming generation to think for themselves? Be confident in their choices? To trust their inner voice?
Teaching our youth to listen to their intuition is the best gift we can give.
The over rational monkey mind leads us to question our instincts. Is this REALLY benefiting our overall happiness and well-being?