Safe from what though? Why do we do this? What is it that takes over at this crucial point? The point that we know logically this is the right thing to do, but somehow in that moment we freeze.
Everyone faces those moments in their lives, but what you do with them is another matter and certainly no one likes to live with regret.
The truth is and you won’t tell yourself in ‘that’ moment, but there are actually no mistakes to be made. Just opportunities for learning and growth and extraordinary progress can be made in remarkable leaps, once we have braved it out of our comfort zone! In that moment when we step around, over or through our fears taking that leap of faith, is when we can truly advance in our lives and really feel our confidence growing and recognise true empowerment
The problem is our brains are hardwired to protect us. Of course they are! Humans have survived admirably over the centuries against stacked odds. Through challenge we adapted and became ever more intelligent, but one thing we can’t do is switch off our fear. Our flight, flight or indeed freeze mechanism is here to stay, thankfully, as it did save us from grizzly bears and mountain lions! Today those dangers have changed, we have different perceived threats but sadly our body responds just the same
Modern predators, whether job stress, new relationships, change in direction, can make you feel vulnerable and anxious, simply because you can’t predict the outcome. Fear of the unknown is the biggest obstacle you will face in life and strangely we tend to ignore one of our greatest assets, that gift of intuition.
Trusting that subtle inner voice over the scream however, is not something that always comes naturally or easily and we uncontrollably fall into the eternal dialogue of ‘what if’. This is logic talking and is a conscious process. Intuition does not work like that, it is not conscious and doesn’t involve logical reasoning. Tangible external inputs are required for our basic five senses, but our ‘sixth sense’ in essence is just processing the other five. It is more of a message from our subconscious and therefore cannot be measured or defined. It is a feeling, a very powerful guidance system if one learns to tune into it.
Trusting yourself and being guided by your intuition may feel like an unknown in itself, but if you are open and are willing to explore it, the world will open up to you. You will be able to take that leap confidently and embrace those inevitable challenges along the way with strength instead of fear.
If I personally hadn’t had the courage to listen to my intuition during significant chapters of my life, I would not be living the life I am today and may not have been able to access and create my new world, publish my book, pursue my business ideas and be in this wonderful position to help empower others.
When you trust your guidance system, your self, then you are ready to take that leap!
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