How to Take Intuitive Action

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In this post I’m sharing the two keys to intuitive action.

There’s a magic, a mysticism, a way of living where the unexpectedly delightful happens. Where we exist in a state of flow, of ease. Of grace. And it happens when we take intuitive action. When we begin to test out the truth that there is a part of us that knows. A part of us that can see the way the thoughts in our mind attempt to solve things with straight-forward logic and linear thinking. That part giggles. That part laughs with joy and delight. That part says “Oh, you funny, lovely you–you are trying to solve a puzzle that is actually already all one piece.”

Intuitive action is something I’m talking about a lot these days. Everyone I talk to has a desire to live from a place of greater understanding, greater flow, greater ease–they know it brings peace, joy, and fulfillment. And they want to know “how?”

How to Take Intuitive Action

The path is two-fold.
1. Listen beyond the thoughts. That means listening to the body. And more: it means listening to the way you feel more peaceful, or softer, or more relaxed when you consider another way, a different choice, one that feels better. It means testing out the truth that the part of us that knows more talks to us in this way, talks to us beyond thought.

2. Understand thoughts are stories. We can have a thought that affirms possibility, potential, and strength. And one that undermines, cuts down, or causes pressure that instead of making us acheive more has the opposite effect. The best part of being alive, the best part of being free, is that we get to choose which story we tell ourselves.

The Kid Who Stopped Winning

Robert Holden–author of tons of books, speaker, facilitator, coach and corporate leadership catalyst tells a story about a tennis player. The kid was incredible. He grew up with tennis-playing parents. He was talented from birth. He was destined to succeed. At least, that’s the story everyone told. And it worked. For a while. He won, and he won, and he won. And then he stopped winning. He began losing. What had gone wrong?

He went to see Robert Holden to find out. And Holden asked him about his thoughts. “What do you tell yourself before a big game.” The kid said: “I tell myself ‘I have to win.’” Why? “Because I’m the best. Because it’s expected of me.” And there it was. A thought that, when the kid felt into it, made his heart race, his muscles get weaker, the pressure begin to mount. So Holden had him change that thought. The kid began to say “I can win.” Not I “have to” but “I can.” It made him feel stronger, tapped into possibility, excited about what could happen—for him, from him.

And he won his next game.

This is the power of choosing the thoughts we feed. Of choosing the story we tell ourselves. Of listening to the intuitive part of us that tells us—through feelings of tension, anxiety and stress—that a thought or story is not helping us. That it’s time to change things up.

Much love,

Lindsey

Aug 14, 2015 · Comment
 
 

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