You know it when you feel it, it pokes at you, stings you, feels just not right. Your intuition, your internal guide knows what’s best for you and we get so good at not being able to listen to it. We tune ourselves out of hearing this voice in relationships, when we eat, where we work, what we allow to happen to ourselves. By learning to trust yourself you’ll find that you send yourself subliminal messages that are meant to keep you healthy, happy, and safe.
We know how we really feel around others, but we get really good at silencing it because we feel like we need to, but the things that we feel deserve to be validated. You know if your boss makes you feel uncomfortable, if you feel afraid when you’re with your partner, if you feel like you can’t be your real self around your family then you know it. We are taught that we have to accept some degree of unhappiness even in relationships and being uncomfortable allows us to grow, but listening to that voice makes it more apparent when you’re in real trouble. When you do hear that message, learn to appreciate it and use it to your benefit. You are never responsible for other’s actions, and you get to make choices about what you’re willing to tolerate in your life regardless of who it is.
In our super fast, get it done society, we rarely have time to actually acknowledge or appreciate the food that we put into our bodies. If you tap into your gut instinct, you can learn how your body feels about what you put into it. It is thought that more than half of the population is lactose intolerant, you might find out that you fall into that camp if you listen to your body and the messages that it sends you. Every time we eat, a symphony of messages get relayed throughout your body, to chew, what fluids go where, peristalsic muscle contractions need to occur, what hormones are released, etc. You know some of these reactions personally, you salivate when you see something delicious, you get a sore tummy when you eat too much or food that your body can’t handle. If you become aware and trust the messages you’re being sent, you might learn something new about your body that could be the key to reaching your goals that you thought were unattainable or out of reach.
It’s sort of an unspoken expectation that you don’t like your job, you just go to work, make money and that’s it. And many times it is really hard to change your situation, but what if you were able to change your situation by trusting yourself? If you listen to what your heart tells you about your current situation, you might find yourself compelled to take the action to change. Remember that feeling afraid is okay, and it’s something to lean into, changing jobs or industries can be really scary, but if it’s something that will make you feel happier then it is worth it tenfold. The Dalai Lama says, “the purpose of our lives is to be happy.” We only have so much time, so why spend 8 or more hours a day being miserable?
What You Allow:
I am not willing to allow myself to be treated poorly. If someone speaks to me hurtfully, I remove myself from the situation If someone makes me feel like I am not living in congruence with my vision then I’ll try to communicate that, but if they do not change their behaviour I remove myself. Listening to my heart has kept it safe. Knowing that my heart is leading me in the right direction means that when it tells me something is up, I dive deeply into what the problem is and work to resolve it. If you realize that something goes against what you feel is okay, you absolutely DO NOT have to stay in that environment.
Listen to what your heart is telling you, it is only guiding you to your best self, and it knows exactly what you deserve. Trust yourself and know that you are your own decider, you don’t have to be treated or treat yourself in any way that makes you feel wrong or unhappy.