Instincts

Vibes do not lie. Your intuition; your gut feeling is considered to be an intrinsic part of your genetic make up. It’s what has helped species survive and thrive. Survival of the fittest.

Your gut instinct is the subconscious vibe that you get when you walk into a room and something doesn’t feel right. The energy is off. It kicks in when you’re walking a particular path and you can feel an imminent sense of danger. When something inside you gives you a stark warning. Don’t walk that path.

Why do we then ignore these instincts and walk that path in any event? What forces you down that road? Is it your need to be liked, your need to feel wanted, your need to feel accepted? Is it your fear of saying no?

Who are you trying to please?

Sometime we are our own worst enemy. We do things under duress. We try to please others and break ourselves. Some people take and take and take from you. Leave you broken. This may make you an Empath.

Empathy

The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Empathy is a very difficult concept. Putting yourself in the shoes of others. Feeling how others feel. What a rollercoaster. I know some empaths who are so soulful and who I can share such intimate conversations with. I am very grateful to the empaths in my life, although my heart bleeds for them.

I don’t know if I’m an empath. I understand the feelings of others, but I carry a test of reasonableness. I feel for others but don’t break my psyche with it. As I can differentiate between my emotions and their emotions.

But how do Empaths cope with emotions? The mind boggles. How extraordinarily exhausting it must be.

The polar opposite of this would be a psychopath. That word sounds so insulting. So dangerous. Yet surely as with all things there is a broad spectrum of this disorder. And as with all things, there’s a yin and yang.

Psychopathy

a mental disorder in which an individual manifests amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience.

There are tests you can undertake to see where in the spectrum you fall. Lockdown has allowed a lot of people to focus on self and introspection. Would you want to know where you are on this spectrum? Does it matter? Will it help your happiness, or others around you?

I am very interested in psychology and behaviour. I like to spend time on introspection and consider who I am, what traits I possess and what I can consciously do to adapt for a better lifestyle. Can I help others? I want to inspire my tribe, so in turn they can be their best selves and inspire others.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

One thing that has got me to where I am today is to follow my gut instinct, my intuition has guided me through my life. I regret the times I have ignored it, I relish the moments where I have followed it. Your body and your mind are your biggest assets. Do you give them the respect that they deserve? Follow your gut feeling, trust your intuition…it won’t let you down.

Email me if you would like to take the discussion further. Always happy to discuss peoples views, similar or different to my own.

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Published by Kerrine Aujla

Conscientious, Compassionate, Courageous

2 thoughts on “Instincts

  1. Instincts and intuitions are what are decisions normally based on. Nothing wrong in that as intuition is based on the experiences one has been through. Yes, the response may be limited by the type of experience an individual has been through.
    Empathy one can have only if he or she has been through similar experiences. Most of us actually indulge in sympathizing which may not be required always.
    Stay blessed always..

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