Listening to Your Gut and Following Your Heart
On this show…we’re turning down the volume of outside influences, past mistakes, and limiting beliefs to turn inward as we listen to our gut and follow our heart. Do you feel pushed, pulled, and prodded not really sure what to believe or how to feel? When is the last time you checked in with your own thoughts? That’s right, you have them, and on a gut level, you know what sits right with you and what causes you to pause or shut down. So many times we ignore how we think and feel or worse, never even give ourselves the consideration that we might even have an opinion. We’re quick to jump into the mainstream and adopt what we think we hear and believe to be the popular opinion. Because why? To belong, to feel a part of something, to align versus being out of alignment. Maybe your own personal opinion is the popular one and maybe it’s not. Let’s check with ourselves to see.
Some might say I live in a bubble but I see it differently. Check….I’ve reached the first checkpoint, considering how I see it. I have spent a good amount of time on self-reflection along this journey to self discovery. One of the first things I learned is that I didn’t always value my own thoughts and opinions and was quick to morph to fit in. It took some effort to untangle this web of patterns to see what was truly authentic and what was contrived. I have also had the luxury of age. Yep…I said it. I may not always refer to aging as a luxury but in cases of self-awareness and from an experiential context, it’s the best. There is this bizarre switch that flips where as you start figuring things out you start caring less about what others think. I’m not referring to giving up and not caring, I’m talking about not letting self-doubt and the potential criticism of others creep in. It’s beautiful. Now the icing would be if the physical deterioration would instead follow the path of mental enlightenment…oh well.
Cyrstal Raypole proposes Gut Feelings Are Real, but Should You Really ‘Trust Your Gut’? Found at healthline.com
Karen Young offers 9 Ways to Tap Into Your Intuition (And Why You’ll Want To) found at heysigmun.com
Dr. Itamar Shatz suggests Reflective Practice: Thinking About the Way You Do Things found at effectiviology.com
Brian Gorman introduces Change Leadership: Why Your Head, Heart And Gut Are Critical To Listen To found at forbes.com
On the TEDx Talks Youtube channel I found: You're being manipulated and don't even know it | Nate Pressner | TEDxYouth@Basel
CHALLENGE: book time to check in with yourself; heart, mind, and gut to understand and embrace your own ideas, thoughts, and opinions. You matter and getting in touch with who you are will help you uncover your authentic self.
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