"Trust your Instincts"

  Is it me or English is just too complicated? I must admit I love the language but it just confuses me sometimes. By the way no day goes by without me learning a new word, ‘DONNING’ is the latest. Ok that is that, back to my main topic today which is ‘INSTINCTS’. Yeah that little word that gets used a lot that at times I feel it’s been abused. Why do people say things like ‘trust your instincts’. That doesn’t work for everyone, you can’t just go about telling anyone who comes to you for advice to trust their instincts! Get this, some people are just naturally paranoid and at this point asking them to trust their instincts is like telling them to embrace their paranoia.

  So instinct is defined as an inborn pattern of behaviour shaped by centuries of human experience, it is part of the personality that senses danger and safety. Bottom line-  Instinct is the jungle wisdom that tells you when to wait, when to take action, who to trust and who not to trust. Some say you can’t always tell the difference between instincts and fear, well maybe but if instincts are what I think they are then it always points towards something while fear pulls you away from something. For example Instincts help you find answers to your questions while fear helps you run away from them. Keep this in mind, fear always comes along with anything that makes you grow or stretch outside of your comfort zone.

Let’s paint a scenario together, perhaps you were with a boyfriend/girlfriend discussing something and along the line he/she gave you certain information. So few weeks later he/she comes up to you and tells you something different that is very contradictory to what they said earlier, fortunately you are the one with the good memory. There and then you realize that your bf/gf is lying to you, that is because you feel this great thug in your heart telling you something is wrong, but you are not too sure what is it. The First question is- Could it be your instincts telling you they are lying or can it be the fact that you knew for sure they were lying based on a solid fact? Second question- If you definitely think it’s your instincts working here, what do you do, trust it?  Now you see why I said English is complicated...lol silly me that definitely has nothing to do with English :)

I’ve come to realize that the issue of instincts comes in when it has to do with issues of the heart or mostly dangerous situations. From experience, I feel my body senses danger even way before my mind does. You know that sudden chill you feel around a certain person that makes you feel prickly around him/her that even though you are bored you would rather excuse yourself permanently than spend uncomfortable hours with them. Yeah I get this sometimes, but the truth is half of the time it’s just me being cynical. I’m not saying you should never trust your gut, yeah you should but you can’t base all your life decisions basically on what your instincts tell you. Sometimes you could be wrong. Truthfully the concept of ‘Instincts’ is one thing I may never understand thoroughly; nevertheless I’ve learnt to trust and believe in people until proving otherwise.

Anyway, never let fear override your instincts or intuition. We need to pay attention to how we feel about situations vs. how we think about them, so that even when our head is screaming that we are insane our mind totally remains at peace.
Have a sleek week everyone. X

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