Cultivating your inner knowing

How do you cultivate your inner knowing? How do you get better at hearing the voice of your heart and intuition, the voice of your inner knowing?

I think it’s the wrong question.

A better question is, how are you preventing yourself from listening to that voice?

The voice is there. Your intuition speaks to you all the time.

About what direction to go in. What to work on next. Whether or not to work with that person. Start that business. Whether or not to go to that conference. That session. Take a different route to the office today.

All the time, it’s offering itself to us.

But most of the time we’re too busy listening to all the other voices – in conversations at the bar, reading magazines, websites, books, articles, listening to podcasts, watching videos, television, and on and on.

Or we have all of our attention up in the head, thinking, thinking, thinking.

We simply forget to check in with our inner knowing.

We simply forgot to get quiet enough for us to actually be able to hear anything.

That’s why meditation is great. But I’m not a big meditator myself, to be honest. I prefer 20 minutes in the park when the sun is out. Or a quick nap. Or a walk. Or a shower. Or a trip to the ocean.

It always pays to check what’s going on as you’re falling asleep or waking up.

This post, for example, just came to me as I was about to fall asleep.

What to do? Get up and write, of course!

As Lady Gaga said, “if God calls, pick up the damn phone!”.