Intuition vs. Fear

We’re living an ever-changing narrative, one that feels out-of-control, uncertain, and even chaotic. These feelings, many of them valid, can lead us to become mired in fear. I’m hearing a lot of fear-based and fear-invoking words in the press and via social media. We must quiet these fears so we can focus on the lessons at hand. And many of these lessons come from within us, from our intuition.

Merriam-Webster defines intuition this way: The power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference; quick and ready insight.

I found a few quotes to further define or describe intuition:

“A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”    English Proverb

“If it looks right, but feels wrong, it’s FEAR. If it looks wrong but feels right, it’s INTUITION.”    Unknown

“Intuition is seeing with the soul.”    Dean Koontz

The best way to connect with your intuition is by being quiet. This can be done via mediation (either sitting or walking), yoga, journaling, spending time in nature, or by just being present or “mindful” as you navigate your day. I realize this is often easier said than done. I suffer from what Buddhists refer to as “monkey mind,” and perhaps you do, too. My brain is constantly on, focused on the minute and mundane. This is the ego constantly vying for my attention, and the ego speaks a language that’s often infused with negativity and fear.

Just say no to the ego, and instead listen to your inner voice. It’s always speaking to you and through you. And that voice will comfort and guide you to peace, and more importantly, LOVE.

 

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