I was talking to my aunt over the summer (feels like so long ago!) and one thing she said to me that has stuck was this:
“we don’t listen to ourselves enough”
I had never thought about this before. What do you mean by we don’t listen to ourselves enough? We are always with ourselves.
Only in the last month has this quote begun to make sense to me.
How often do you try to shut out certain feelings? Like you almost choose to believe these natural instincts don’t mean anything.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done this. I’ve stayed in situations too long because I chose to avoid that inner voice.
What if your gut feelings were actually trying to tell you something?
I choose to believe they are.
Listen to yourself!
What do you need in this moment? What was the first thing that came to your head? It must mean something.
For me, this has been spending time alone, taking the time to learn something new, and doing things that I am afraid of.
The more you listen to yourself, the more you will do things that align with your purpose. This alignment has brought me an abundance of happiness.
Don’t get me wrong- some days are harder than others, but on these days I realize that I just need to listen more.