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Intuition ~ Taking Our Own Advice

Children - Innocent and Intuitive

We all have that little voice inside our heads, urging us to take the path in our lives which “feels right”.

But do we always listen? And if we do listen to our inner voice, do we always, if ever, follow that voice’s advice?

During the years of my childhood I always took my own advice. But as the years progressed I learned to listen to the advice of “others”. You know who the “others” are, they are the adults of the world, people with experience, those who have been around longer than you have, so know what’s “best” for you.

Do they really know what’s best? Or are they simply passing on to the children of the world the advice which they were given as youngsters and they were expected to follow, so they expect you to follow also?

Do they feel it is it their time to receive the respect that they were expected to show to their elders?

Perhaps so, and I’m all for showing respect.

But don’t you think that children are just as entitled to respect as the adults are?

I believe they are.

And just because a child is “young” does not mean that they don’t know what’s going on, or what is right for them. Children have intuition too. In fact, I would go so far as to say that in most cases, a child’s intuition is far superior to an adult’s intuition!

As a child myself, I spent a lot of time “remembering”. I remembered my grandmother, who had died some twenty-five years before my birth, and I remember missing her and longing to see her again.

I remember believing that anything was possible. I could do anything I wanted to do, have anything I wanted to have. All I had to do was go after it!

Those were the days before adult logic told me everything that I couldn’t do. The days when I was asked how I could miss my grandmother, when we had never even met.

The days when my young mind began to be clouded over by “worldly logic”.

But back then, I knew otherwise.

Over time, the adults achieved their goal of making me “sensible”. Teachers in particular and other kids at school would be the first to ridicule anyone with an alternative opinion, back in those days.

As time advanced further, however, my old, familiar friend, “Intuition”, again took a hold of me, guiding me through the greatest moments of my life!

Are you following your own intuition? Or does harsh, cold reality guide your life?

Everyone should do the right thing for their own lives. Just make sure it really is the right thing for you, whatever the situation.

4 thoughts on “Intuition ~ Taking Our Own Advice

  1. One of the great things about growing older is that we seem to circle back around, learning to listen to and trust intuition.

    Lovely post and new blog, Joanne. I’m looking forward to more. 😀


    1. Thank you for stopping by, Robin. 🙂

      We do go full circle, don’t we? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had the same urge to follow our intuition through our entire lives and not just at certain points?


      1. At first thought, my answer was yes, it would be wonderful. But think of how much we learn from our mistakes (which generally happen when we don’t trust our instincts and intuition). Plus there are those of us (me) whose life purpose is to serve as an example to others in what not to do. lol! That was in my younger days, of course. I’m a little smarter now.

        Life would certainly go smoother and easier if we trusted ourselves, that’s for sure. 🙂


  2. What if everyone listened to their voice of intuition? I wonder how the world would be different than it is now. I always wish to listen deeper and deeper to my own guidance…and then to act on what it says. Nice new blog!


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