NEVER TO BE IGNORED? A GUT FEELING
I have discovered that there is something spiritual about my gut. I say that because it keeps eating at me (pardon the pun) until I quiet down and listen. I used to think that I ate something too spicy or too dairy or too sweet or too much or even too little. I refused to admit that I was ignoring a subtle whisper which kept getting louder and louder until I acknowledged it. It was the same whisper I had received many times before which I chose to ignore. Why? Because it meant I had to make a change which frightened the heck out of me. Ignorance is not bliss when you are frozen. I relented.
Here is a MOJO personal story: I was living in New Jersey with my parents and in the same job for 11 years. I was grumpy more often than not, dissatisfied with my job, felt an enormous need for freedom and finally paid attention to that not so subtle whisper from my gut. It said “what does it feel like when you think about staying in this lifestyle for a lifetime?” That did it for me. I recalled a book I read several years earlier titled “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.” I felt the nagging fear, made an enormous life change, moved to Arizona, and never looked back. I did it anyway.
I do not always pay attention. Recently, I disregarded a loud whisper. The results were dismal; but, the lesson was not.
And you, my readers, do you suffer from gut feeling fatigue? Can you think about a time you paid attention to your gut and, conversely, when you did not? There are all kinds of telltale signs. One of mine is having a hard time swallowing. Take some time to think about your telltale signs when that gut feeling has a hold on you. how loud is the whisper? Is it loud enough for you to overcome the fear and leap forward? Go ahead and leap. I dare you.
So, spiritually speaking from my whispering gut to yours, let us allow ourselves to feel that fear, to acknowledge that denial and those telltale signs. Then, let’s ask ourselves “do I want to stay or do I want to go?” Let’s “go” dear readers.
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I'm Carolyn Monjoi of MOJO Consulting. I've recently shifted my focus from helping entrepreneurs to working with women, seasoned women, to help them find a contented, fun and blissful life.