Posts tagged hope
Posts tagged hope
I have hope for you, and you, and you, and you, and YOU!
So, if you’re feeling like there’s no hope … please, borrow some from me. I have faith in you and faith breeds hope. There is hope. Just keep going.
When faced with conflict, our hearts always know what’s right. Yes, thats right, ALWAYS. Trouble only arises when our minds try to outsmart our intuition.
Intuition is basically knowing something without needing to use conscious, logical reasoning. We all have this innate, organic, often unexplainable inner wisdom but since we’re taught from a very young age that before we make a decision we should have some sort of logical justification for that decision, we have been primed to ignore our inner wisdom in favor of conscious reasoning. This makes sense in some cases, but can also get us into trouble by causing us to over-think. Over-thinking can be as equally harmful (and sometimes more harmful) as impulsiveness and under-thinking!
So, as is the case with most things in life, we need to find a balance.
Let’s think about it … how did we develop intuition in the first place? Why do we have it? The answer: survival. Intuition is an adaptive trait in humans, meaning it increases our chances of survival. We need to listen to our intuition! It’s there for a reason! Our subconscious can pick up the tiniest cues from our environment before we can consciously and rationally understand what they mean.
Our inner wisdom knows far more than we can understand on a conscious level and will guide us in the right direction … we just have to listen to it!
Easier said than done, right? Beginning to listen more acutely to the guiding voice within can be very difficult, particularly if you are someone who tends to be anxious or is prone to over-thinking. Sudden insights without conscious deliberation are difficult to understand, and even more difficult to actually trust.
Trusting something we can’t fully understand is hard, but so worth it! It can be difficult, and even frustrating at first but the more we practice quieting our minds and listening to our inner wisdom, the easier it gets.
At first, it might feel like you’re walking blindly, in the dark, with your eyes closed, but once you listen to your heart a few times you’ll actually start trusting yourself. This will build confidence. The more we trust ourselves, the more confident we feel! It may seem impossible in this moment, but I promise it’s not!
It’s going to be scary, and it might actually make you more worried or anxious at first but quieting your mind for just a minute or two and actually listening to that wise voice inside you is worth the trouble! It’s hard, and it takes practice but you can do it!
You can learn to trust yourself. You can learn to listen to your heart and stop driving yourself nuts over-thinking everything. You can build that self-confidence you deserve! You are 110% capable of of doing all of this and I promise you, it will lead to a much more relaxed, secure, and confident existence!
Wait till they see your smile… :)
Jessica’s Daily Affirmation: Impossible not to smile :)
Baby steps are still steps, and they do add up!
Wherever you are today is exactly where you’re supposed to be. Do what you can and trust that you’re still moving in the right direction … because you are :)