THE GREAT GRATITUDE ADVENTURE/ DAY 30/ RED SHOES
It can be easy to assume that everyone around us knows more than we do.
That they are more knowledgeable on subjects that are important to us.
Things like, oh, I don’t know…
Religion, creative choices, relationships…whatever you wish to insert here, but the broader definition would just be knowledge on how to navigate life in general.
Perhaps they are older.
Perhaps they are well studied on a particular subject
Maybe they have a genius IQ
Or a photographic memory
Maybe even tremendous life experience complete with a school of hard knocks degree.
Whatever the case may be— it is easy, oh so easy— to assume that we should look to those more knowledgeable to take our cues on what’s best for us.
Granted, no one asks us to do this. Sometimes it just seems easier to trust someone other than ourselves, someone who seems to have the right answers, a lot of knowledge.
The thing to note here is this.
There is knowledge
and then there’s something called intuition, our inner wisdom—
That part of us which for some reason doesn’t seem to need to go on a fact-finding, knowledge building quest in order to know what is best for us.
Certainly, it is helpful to look at what is known, what comes to us from the outside.
It is life-changing to go with the wisdom that comes from inside.
Like Dorothy and the Ruby Red Slippers
we had it all along.
Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.
I rely far more on gut instinct than researching huge amounts of statistics.
If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.