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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020


Guidepost #5: Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith - Letting Go of the Need for Certainty


In her research, Brene began noticing intuition played a significant role in Wholehearted Living, which challenged her because she didn't consider herself intuitive. Traditionally, she had relied on logic and reason to make decisions. Though, as she leaned in, she discovered that what most silenced her intuition was her need for certainty. To help outgrow her challenge, she came up with a working definition:


"Intuition is not a single way of knowing––it's our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we've developed knowledge and insight, including instinct, experience, faith, and reason."


It's never surprising that when our gifts, such as intuition, are concealed, control is always lurking. Given our ego defines itself by separateness and superiority, it relies on control to maintain the GAP of disconnectedness. The only part of us capable of trusting our intuitive sense is our True Self, who we are apart from the painful experiences of our past. And the only way to connect to our original nature is surrendering our superficial needs for control.


"Life is a balance between what we can control and what we cannot. I'm learning to live between effort and surrender." Danielle Orner

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