Listen to that Voice

Food for Thought:

When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call?

Gut Feeling
This photograph was taken in the awesome Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra, India.

Thanks to WordPress for selecting our topic of discussion on Gut Feeling for the Daily Post. Glad to be a featured blogger in Daily Prompt. 🙂

While we were trying to recall the last time we followed our instinct, what provoked us was: if its our instinct, we have to be sure about it. If we are not sure about our action, it will definitely not be the right call. And our post follows…

It is a difficult task to differentiate between intuition (instinct or gut feeling) and thinking. There is a very thin line of distinction between the two. While Intuition is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning; thinking is the process of using one’s mind to consider or reason about something and arrive at rational judgement.

Following our intuition is like that shooting star. Just like a shooting star passes by leaving no traces behind; our intuition is our conscience, that inner feeling or inner voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior giving us a glimpse of what should or should not be done. What we have observed from our life experiences; intuition never goes wrong! At least it did not go wrong with us, so far we could identify between that instinct and our thought. What we believe is, after following that instinct if things went wrong or did not materialize; then we probably missed our intuition and what was guiding us was our calculative mind.

We have encountered many instances when we followed that first voice from within, in any tricky situation. However several times we have even tried chasing that voice in vain because we never knew when it crossed by! What happened several times again is, when we ignored that first voice and tried to reason out the things, everything went wrong. After something went wrong, we regret not following that first voice.

To a great extent we have tried to master the art of catching the first voice. What we learnt is, the mind needs to be calm; and self belief, positive thinking and faith are the guiding factors to catch hold of that instinct.

Many of our posts created here in WordPress are the results of following our instinct, including the current one. 🙂

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

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6 thoughts on “Listen to that Voice

  1. Sia,
    True- one has to listen to one’s inner voice. I think as an impulsive person, I tend to do that more often than not and as soon as I have done it , I start regretting it- sometimes it turns out to be right, like all those instances I wrote about in my blog post http://susieshy45.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/a-week-of-rejections/.
    Sometimes I don’t listen to my inner voice and then when I have gone wrong, I regret it again, wishing I had listened to that inner voice.
    I am slowly learning not to take hasty decisions or speak without thinking because such rash acts often bounce back on me.
    With many of life’s experiences, I am getting to be thick-skinned.
    Thank you for listening to your gut feeling and writing about gut feelings.

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