HJ: On a certain level, one of the primary things we are here to do in life is get fully in touch with our intuition. After all, this is our direct connection to our soul. To God. To all that is. And what better way to live? Our intuition is infallible. It always leads us to the what’s best and right for us in any given moment. It is truly a beautiful, beautiful thing and when you let go and surrender to the guidance of your intuition, it is in every sense the easiest, most pleasurable way to live.
Don’t Override Your Gut; Train It For Wiser Intuitions
4 myths about guts, and 3 lifesize questions that make your gut wiser faster
By Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. | Psychology Today
It would be so convenient if we had the ability to steer our gut intuitions as easily as we turn a car’s steering wheel. You can tell we’d like that by the way people talk as though you can:
“Got a problem? Just change your attitude. If you can’t get what you want, just want something else. If you’re scared, just stop being scared."
You can see why people would say things like that to you. From their outside vantage your misaligned gut intuitions are an easy fix. If you could lend them your gut’s remote control, they’d steer it right. But since your guts doesn’t have a remote control, the next best thing is to get you to steer it right: “Just stop wanting what you want. Want the right thing, not the wrong thing.”
Alas, we all know from personal experience that guts neither have remote controls nor direct internal controls. You can often override your gut, acting against its urges, but you can’t simply change its urges.
Your gut is not your slave or anyone else’s. It wants what it wants when it wants it. Reconciling ourselves to this we’ve tried two other extreme interpretations of what our guts are.