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April 9, 2024
April 9, 2024 Jennifer Doran


Last week I talked about Body Scanning. Whenever I think about the mind and the body, I always think about the mind, body connection. Trusting your gut, your intuition. So here we are again.

Listening to your gut is a way of referring to trusting your intuition or instinctive feelings about a situation or decision. Here’s what it generally entails and why it’s often considered valuable:

Instinctual Feelings: Your “gut feeling” is often described as a sensation or inner knowing that arises without conscious reasoning. It’s a visceral response to a situation, person, or decision that may not be immediately explainable but feels significant.

Subconscious Processing: Your subconscious mind can pick up on subtle cues and patterns that your conscious mind might overlook. Gut feelings can be a manifestation of this subconscious processing, alerting you to potential dangers or opportunities.

Emotional Guidance: Gut feelings are often intertwined with emotions. If something feels right or wrong on an emotional level, it can influence your gut instincts. Paying attention to these emotional responses can help guide your decisions in alignment with your values and well-being.

Quick Decision-Making: Gut feelings can be particularly useful in situations where quick decisions are needed. Instead of overthinking or analyzing every aspect, trusting your intuition can lead to swift and sometimes more accurate decisions.

Experience and Wisdom: Over time, as you gain more life experience and learn to recognize patterns, your gut instincts can become more refined. They draw from a wealth of past experiences, successes, and failures, helping you navigate similar situations in the future.

Ultimately, listening to your gut is about tuning into your inner wisdom and trusting yourself to make choices that feel right for you. It’s a skill that can be honed over time through self-awareness, reflection, and practice.