The Solution - How To Trust Your InstinctsThe daily punishment you can place your body & mind under - as a result of constant negative feedback - can leave you with a lack of trust in your inner instincts. You can learn over time that it's not safe to trust that inner voice that tells you it's time to speak up (particularly when there is a chance you may get hurt).
Why might you feel insecure in your ability to trust your instincts?
Often this happens as a result of rejections and others letting you down. When you are rejected by someone you love you can easily learn (incorrectly) that you are not a worthy person and also learn that your instincts about this person were not accurate. You can begin to wonder if you really can trust your guidance system that has led you into a situation where pain has been the outcome.
Add to this when those you care about regularly let you down, you can learn not to trust your inner guidance system who once again led you to these relationships.
What we tend to quickly forget is that 99.9% of times your inner voice has tried to warn you about others who may not be the best 'fit' for you, but you have allowed your desires 'in the moment' to drive your behaviour and hence pushed forward with people who time and time again let you down.
The question you need to ask yourself is "when will I start to realise the importance of listening to my instincts?"
When you repeatedly ignore your inner voice you leave yourself vulnerable. You are vulnerable to:
-) being hurt by those who do not truly show you the respect you deserve
-) ignoring potential errors that could lead to future problems
-) rejecting opportunities to stretch your wings and be the person you truly want to be
-) not standing up for yourself
-) others developing an inaccurate picture of you
So you can see, learning to pay attention when your intuition is trying to speak up, is vital to your overall health, happiness and success in life.
Start to listen to your inner voice. Don't rush into decisions. Give yourself time and permission to do things in your own time. Don't ignore your inner drives - particularly out of fear. Act - when your instincts tell you to speak up.
Trust your instincts - one instinct at a time!