I woke up this morning and for some reason my mind has been thinking back to all those times in the past I have ignored a gut feeling to my detriment. I know awhile back I did a more comical post titled “Follow yuh bloodclaat Mind”. In that post I touched on a few somewhat comical situations in which you should follow that feeling.
However, I want to go deeper and touch on that “voice in your head” (NOT the crazy ones) the one that says THIS is not right something is off. The strange feeling in your tummy (could be after effects of the curry), but you get what im saying it’s that kismit intuition that most people ignore except us women of course.
Women’s intuition is similar to when you smell something funky in a room but you can’t quite place what or where it is. So you’ll walk around the room take up a shirt smell it and do the same with a few items and if we still can’t ascertain where the smell is from we will probably leave the room and come back <--- thats what Im getting at we always come back. Oftentimes, we know something is wrong but wait and wait and search for the cause of the stink to present itself bare face and even then we might not clean house the way we should or need to.
Trust me it's not just women, people on a whole have this insane habit of ignoring that little voice in their head. If someone wants something bad enough they can turn the blindest of eyes to that very superstitious writing on the wall *stevie wonder rocks*.
Why do we do it? Most times it is out of the want or a perceived need to have something so bad that we not only ignore our friend’s advice but we tend to also ignore ourselves. Almost always to our own detriment.You can want something so bad you ignore ALL the signs. There is a reason the saying goes hindsight is 20/20, because when you look back you see all the bullshit you ignored.
Check it you might want that car so bad that you ignore that blinking light on the dashboard when you test drive it. You convince yourself that its a minor problem. Why? Because youve already started thinking about all the taxi money you’ll save and sleeping in late not having to catch the bus.What you are NOT thinking about is the money you’ll have to spend on maintenance and eventually finding out why the damn light keeps blinking. Because believe me, if they’re selling it with the light blinking they have no clue either.
You want so bad to not be lonely, to have some to slow dance with at a party, to not be the single one amongst coupled friends (ive been there) that you ignore the red flags with this new guy. You are thinking about the companionship so much so that you ignore that he isn’t your type, doesn’t really listen to you when you talk, has a 19 baby modda, never asks how your day was, wears eyeliner.
I mean the list could go on.There are a number of scenarios that I could use but almost all of us have been guilty of going against our gut feeling. It’s something ive been working on for a couple of years now and by doing so Ive also learned to “trust myself”.
So whether you call it following intuition or going with your gut feeling it all speaks to Trust. Trusting oneself. So the next time you’re driving down the road and you’re lost why dont you go ahead and trust that map that should be in your glove compartment (lol). I kid i kid, the next time you’re in a situation listen to you first and go with that . Let me know how it turns out.
Have you ever been in a situation where you trusted/ignored your gut feeling, tell me what happened?
Faith & Love,