Trust Yourself

When was the last time you said to yourself, ‘I wish I hadn’t trusted my intuition’.

Never, right?! At least not very often.

I’m sure there have been times you’ve kicked yourself for not going with your gut instinct. Perhaps you thought- ‘I had a feeling about this’ or ‘I knew this would happen’.

We often regret not listening to our inner voice- especially when we recognise the signs- remembering what we had heard, felt, or said in the moment, while reflecting.

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say.

While it’s difficult to honour at times, the power of intuition is something that we all possess.

Opportunity knocked in 2010- Seoul bound

Trusting your intuition can be tricky; distinguishing between intuition, fear, anxiety and excitement can be even more difficult. However, learning to discern and trust can be very rewarding.

A world renowned, Nobel prize- winning physicist once said that intuition is our most valuable asset, and one of our most unused senses.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.

– Albert Einstein

Admittedly, there are times when we would like a quick fix, or a clear-cut answer to our burning questions. A lot of the time, we actually know what’s best for us, but choose not to trust for whatever reason. It’s almost as though we have to retune ourselves in order to listen to our inner voice.

Taking time to reconnect. Bali, February 2015

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.

– William S. Burroughs

When you know, you know.

Some people know when they’ve found a place they’d like to call home, the man or woman of their dreams, that perfect wedding dress, the perfect car, or an amazing job.

Your friends and family will always have your best interests at heart, but you are the only one who knows exactly how you’re really feeling, and what’s best for you.

With my very supportive family

You’ll never know exactly how brave a decision might prove to be until you trust your gut and go with it; sometimes jumping at it is the only option. When we do, we often reap the benefits as a result.

What do you do when you don’t know? 

We sometimes think we have to keep going, full speed ahead in a particular direction. If we actually stop to listen, we can discover the answers. Stopping and listening does not delay your journey- it is part of the journey- and patience throughout is key.

So the next time your inner voice, or gut instinct, or intuition is telling you something, have the strength, courage and confidence to listen, and trust that you will find your way.

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

– Steve Jobs

You can check out Aine’s blog- Lessons and Blessings from Near and Far– and you can also follow her on Instagram.