Gut feelings get their name from the place in the body where they make themselves known. A pang in your gut when you may be doing the wrong thing, or a vibrant zing when your body approves of what you are doing, can guide you reliably at times when logic fails. Sometimes, when logic takes over, we ignore our gut and probably live to regret it. We discover later that a rational approach is only one way of determining what is going on in a situation and how we should react.
In order to get the most out of your gut feelings, you may want to focus your attention on it more regularly and make the time to care for it. You can begin right now by taking a deep breath into your belly. When you exhale, pull your navel in toward your spine so as to empty out completely before taking another deep breath into your belly. When you empty completely, you release any stagnant energy and create more space to be filled with the fresh, nourishing breath.
The more you practice this simple, cleansing exercise, the clearer and more communicative your gut feelings will be and the more comfortable you will feel acting on them.
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This is more important than most of us have been taught to believe. Great post Maggie and it’s imperative to continue writing about this!! We all have experienced this sense of realizing in hindsight it was wiser to listen to our gut feelings / intuition.