Call it inner wisdom, intuition, insight or guidance – whatever term you use, this is the little voice inside you that represents the real you. It is the you after stripping away society’s standards and expectations – and everyone else’s.
Listening to your inner wisdom helps you connect with others on a deeper level. It allows you to be most genuine, most real and most available for true connection. And it is simply almost satisfying.
Have you ever had similar things happen that cause you to pause? Or have you ever seen things that play out in your life over and over again, but you are not quite sure what the lesson is, or how to change the outcome from bad one to good one? You then ask yourself are these things real or Imaginations?
Real inner voice or superstitious.
But how can one tell, how can you tell the difference between a thought that is erroneous or merely superstitious, and one that is truely comming from the inner voice, the voice that knows the self, the voice that one can trust?
One day while walking aimlessly in the streets, I met a friend whom I had not seen for some years. During our conversation, I asked him what he was doing, and he told me that he worked as a travel agent. Do you like it? I asked him -“I hate it”, he said.
“Then why don’t you try something else? ” I asked. “Yes, I would like to become a journalist, I have wanted for a long time”.
At this point I stopped talking and gave him a long look – then I gave him some encouragement by saying, ” You look likeyou’d make a great journalist”, I said. He became very exited about that remark and said to me, “really? Do you think so? My other friends also said that to me. I just had an interview and I am waiting for the results – I can’t wait to see what happens “
With that I said, “don’t worry, if it is what you really want, don’t give up until you get it .”
Clearly this young man inner voice is urging him to go in a different direction, to move from being a travel agent to become a journalist. Here you can see that he was definitely not a victim of his imagination or hearing a false message. Here is why : 1) He was getting the message from a variety of sources ( notice that when I said, “You look like you’d make a great journalist ,” he replied, “my friends also said that.”) : 2) He tried to ignore it, and admittedly he was miserable. 3) When he tried to move in the direction that his inner voice was urging him to go, he felt not only more comfortable but energised, (he had taken an interview, and enthusiastically said, ” I can’t wait to see what happens “).
The bottom line is, when your inner voice is speaking to you, you can find out if it is true inner voice by testing it out – by trial and error. As human beings, we are complex and have many talents, and can be good at more than one thing in life, but we may feel happier and more fulfilled doing certain things. I believe that experimenting is in fact the only real way to end up where you truely belong. You are a multifaceted person, and if it is time to move on, start making forays in other directions. There will probably be more than one confirmation to let you know if you are on the right track.