I believe that most of us know the feeling of being torn between intellect and intuition.
In the coaching world we often refer to this intuition and inner wisdom as our "captain" or "inner leader" - the voice within you that ultimately knows what's best for you. The positive voice that guides you to your fullest expression of yourself.
Sadly, so many of us have been conditioned to look outward and not inward for wisdom and answers.
I firmly believe that we all embody innate wisdom. For some of us, the channel to the wisdom might come more freely than for others. It has never left us and will never leave us.
Often times we ignore what our "inner leader" is telling us as the "inner leader" is the purest reflection of our heart. Listening to what our heart is telling us can be scary. For many people, it's too far outside of their comfort zones... But what would happen if we started to listen?
I find that the body is a great first place to look. What is your body trying to tell you when making a decision? What are you sensing?
I invite you to reflect on the following:
- What would be different in your life if you started trusting your "inner leader"?
- What's the worst that could happen?
- What about this is important to you?
If we try to intellectualize and over evaluate/analyze when making decisions then I'm afraid that we will miss out on some of the most precious and exciting opportunities. Open up your heart - and you will see that new things will begin to unfold right there in front of you.