Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith
Trusting our intuition and embracing faith can be a very scary practice but one that is essential for personal growth.
Do you tend to try and control situations or people around you? I certainly did earlier in my life! But Dr. Brené Brown says, those people who live a wholehearted life let go of the need of certainty and control by trusting in their own intuition and having faith, so I work on this skill daily.
It’s human nature to want to be able to control the outcomes to situations that occur in our lives, but that simply isn’t always possible. In these cases, we need to let go and trust in our own abilities to manage whatever life throws our way!
Dr. Brown tells us that “intuition is not a single way of knowing … it’s our ability to hold space for uncertainty, and our willingness to trust the many ways we’ve developed knowledge and insight, including instinct, experience, faith, and reason.” Basically, it’s okay not to know, and to get comfortable with trusting that we will do the best we can with what information we do have. As much as we might wish, we just can’t know it all, all the time.
The need for certainty is a powerful one, and embracing the uncertainty can be uncomfortable.
It’s okay if these guideposts aren’t always easy… some might feel effortless, while others might be more of an internal struggle to accept. If we can learn to trust in ourselves, then we can learn to re-adjust to situations, move forward, and ultimately become more resilient. This doesn’t mean you won’t encounter painful situations or difficult times, but you will be more equipped to handle them.
How are you feeling as you use these guideposts in your daily life? Remember, Wholehearted Living is a daily choice to embrace courage, practice compassion, and seek connection, both with yourself and with others. It’s not something you do once and you’re done; it’s a practice for implementing a different way of living.
If you’d like to connect with these guideposts on a deeper level and find more personal support, don’t hesitate to reach out to me HERE. I would be honored to join you as you live a Wholehearted Life!