Becoming better at recognising intuition from emotion has been one of my personal goals for a while. I find it very difficult, but I know that it’s something totally worth the pursuit.
Learning how to recognise, listen to and follow your intuition, sixth sense, gut feeling or inner wisdom, whatever you prefer to call it, allows you to access a higher intelligence. An intelligence that is difficult to explain in words or logic because it’s superior in nature to our cognitive capacity.
A few days ago, I shared with one of my coachees Michael Neill’s guidelines on inner wisdom…
Wisdom is ever-present and always kind.
Wisdom is sometimes soft but always clear.
Wisdom comes most often in the midst of inner quiet.
Wisdom feels right, even if it doesn’t always feel good.
Wisdom often comes disguised as “common sense,” but in reality is extremely uncommon in usage.
Your wisdom is right there inside you, just waiting for you to allow it to guide you. You need to be quiet and listen. When you relax into it, you’ll almost always know what to do.
Beautiful! Isn’t it?
Then I asked my coachee what does she make out of it. And how this could help her to recognise, trust and follow her intuition more?
Her reply was thoughtful, deep and profound. I post it below for you to get inspired.
But before you do so, I invite you to reflect…
– What is intuition for you?
– Why is it essential to separate it from emotion?
– How can you become better at recognising, trusting and following your intuition?
– What would be the benefits of that?
I invite you to DM me your reflections. I’d love to read you!
From anonymous: My interpretation is that sometimes we know the answer or have the wisdom and do not put it into practice. I guess this can help me trust that I know what is best for me when I quiet my mind, listen to my gut, try it out, own up to my responsibility, accept what is done, and make amends. Especially if I make a mistake.
The most important takeaway for me is to really sit down and question, “How could I have done better? What did I learn today?” and to forgive myself and learn from the experience. Remembering tomorrow is a new day; the next moment is a new moment. To remind myself that I am human. Who has not made the mistakes we all have? We are humans constantly evolving and experiencing newness in life.