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Why We Don't Follow Intuition

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Why We Don't Follow Intuition

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, I want to talk about

a hindrance to following your intuition.

Now, learning to attune to a form

of intuitive guidance has been a big

part of my mindfulness work recently.

To me, it's the bridge between the

insights that arise in meditation and

how to make decisions in the world.

What I've found though, is that

a core hindrance to following

our intuition is often our egos

resistance to it being true.

But the ego is just a set of beliefs

that tell you who you need to be in

order to be safe and loved in the world.

It's trying to protect you.

But true freedom, safety and love do

not come from the ego's protection.

They come from aligning with the deepest

spark of aliveness in you, placing it

at the altar of your heart and then

bowing to it as your greatest gift.

This is essentially surrendering to the

deepest truth that is arising in you.

So you may have noticed this in

your own life, where there is a felt

sense of this is true right now.

I, I, I need to leave this job or I

need to leave this person, or I need

to make this difficult decision.

But then the ego part of you, the

part of you that is trying to keep

you safe and protected comes in

and says, wait, but you've got to

think about this and this and this.

And there can be importance to that

because often following a deeper

truth does have consequences.

So we want to consult and figure out

what is a skillful way to follow this.

But this is one of the ways that

we can negotiate a way, negotiate

a way, a deeper knowing within us.

Something that we feel deeply in our being

that is correct and true, but then the

fear mind, the ego mind comes in and it

goes, wait, wait, wait, we can't do that.

So a big part of this process is just

starting to listen more deeply for

when that arises and being honest

with yourself when that arises.

I think everyone's path of following

a deeper intuition is very personal.

And as I said, there are often

real-world consequences that can feel

scary when it comes to following a

truth within us, especially if we've

developed and built the life around,

maybe more of the story of our mind

or more of the ego structure for us.

So you don't need to destroy everything

you've built, just because there's a truth

arising that says you want something else.

But I do think it's important to

develop a relationship to that and

see where it might be guiding you.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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