Gut instinct, or intuition, is your immediate understanding of something; there’s no need to think it over or get another opinion—you just know.
Because of this, trusting your intuition is the ultimate act of trusting yourself.
Listening to your intuition helps you avoid unhealthy relationships and situations.
Are gut feelings accurate?
That specific emotion, innate to us as humans, is intuition. We possess the capacity to feel, and thereby the ability to know things without consciously reasoning. The “gut feeling” is real, and we use it all the time. “Going with our gut,” however, implies uncertainty and does not guarantee a good outcome.
What does trust your gut mean?
“Trust your gut” is common advice that means trust you inner voice. Trust your intuition. A ‘gut feeling’ or a ‘gut reaction’ is a feeling or reaction that is deeper and wiser than our conscious minds.
Can your intuition be wrong?
The answer to this question is yes and no. Your purest intuitions are always right but those tinged by your own thoughts and emotions may only be partially correct or even completely wrong. With practice, you can learn to assess your intuitive experiences and identify when they are more likely to be right.
How do I follow my gut?
Listening to Your Gut
- Breathe and relax your muscles. Try to feel an emotion that opens the mind and body (gratitude, love, laughter, curiosity, compassion).
- Ask yourself, “What is my gut saying? Ask, “Does my gut reaction match what I most value?
- Explore the context.
- Tell your gut what you now choose.
How does intuition feel?
Intuition is a build-up of experiences, instincts and senses, which includes heightening the touch, feeling, sight, hearing, and taste to its very peak. Intuition comes from the observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes.
Why is it called a gut feeling?
Everyone’s felt it, some people are better at listening to it than others, but what exactly is that feeling? “Gut feeling” is actually aptly named, since within the intestinal lining is the enteric nervous system. This is where millions of neurons are hiding, and they “talk” to your brain via the vagus nerve.