In traffic, we come across signs every single day. Sometimes we pay attention and sometimes we don’t. To some of us, the big red sign with the letters, S T O P is a stop sign. For others, it just tells us to slow down.
“No U turn” can be interpreted as “No U turn when you see the cops.”
And 60 miles an hour can mean anything from 65 -90, depending on who you talk to.
Traffic signs are no different from the signs we see at work and in relationships. We choose to see them or not see them.
Our conscience is our brain’s way of trying to lead us in the right direction.
Sinking feelings, nerves, anxiety… those are all a way for your sixth sense to quietly tap you on the shoulder and whisper in your ear, “Something doesn’t feel right.”
Unfortunately, most of us try our best to ignore our inner voice in life, work, and relationships.
There are hundreds of ways that we do that; Keeping ourselves busy with work, pouring ourselves into our children, straying away or cutting off friends and family, going out, substance abuse, taking up hobbies…anything and everything to prevent our brains from having a quiet moment to breathe and consider possibilities.
As long as we can cloud our inner voice or keep it busy, then we won’t have to listen to it….or so we think.
Listening to your inner voice is the key to finding happiness.
When you ignore it, you suppress not only your “Something doesn’t feel right” voice, but you also suppress inner peace, happiness, and comfort.
What ‘doesn’t feel right’ still catches up to you, whether it is in your dreams, through the voices of your children, friends, or family, or in the moments when you are sitting in the same room as your significant other and still feel lonely.
Take a moment, breathe, and listen to your voice. What is your inner voice really telling you?