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Trust30 : If You Were To Live Just By Your Intuition

What kind of a person you will be if you were to live just by your Intuition? This is the prompt from Trust30 for today.

The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you could picture your intuition as a person, what would he or she look like? If you sat down together for dinner, what is the first thing he or she would tell you?  (Author: Susan Piver)

Intuition is the ability to understand and make decisions quickly without conscious reasoning.  We normally refer to this as gut feeling or instincts as well. So the prompt try to reveal if you were to live by your true instincts what kind of a person you will be? Will you be any different? Totally different? or just the same?

To an large extent, we can also paraphrase the prompt to “heart or mind” ? It goes without saying that heart represents the intuition, instincts or emotions and often the irrational behavior while mind represents the conscious reasoning and rational behavior.

In my life, a majority of decisions and always often the key decisions are made based on intuition or instincts.  In other words, I am quite an emotional and impulsive in many matters.  I would definitely attribute many of my achievements to this behavior, which wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. I wouldn’t have even attempted many things if I had to listen to the rational side.  I had best of me or my life when I just followed my instincts.

However, there were cases, where I did not follow through my instincts and had ‘second thoughts’ ( or I would say the rational side kicked in ). But whenever I reflect on myself or think about myself as a person I always wanted to be, more often than not I regret for not following through on those instincts.

So I am trying to tune myself where in my intuitions and instincts need no second thoughts. But I guess it’s a long way to go.

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