Brene Brown says that intuition is not a single way of knowing. She contends that it’s our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we’ve developed knowledge and insight. Additionally, she suggests that instinct, experience, faith, and reason are included in with knowledge and insight.
Looking through the research, it has been found that being able to listen to your inner self is the most important thing you can do to cultivate intuition and trusting faith. They also stated that most of us do not even know our inner self. We have never even met this inner self.
The inner self is your personal, internal identity – one that is distinct from identities defined by external, social forces and relationships. It is closely linked to your values, beliefs, goals and motivations.
The term also implies a level of authenticity not associated with external identities and labels. Some call it your “true self.” Many refer to the inner self as the soul, particularly in spiritual contexts.
Can you define your inner self? When you look within, what do you see? What is so important about your inner self? How can s/he help you let go of the need for certainty? How are you going to include your inner self in your life?
Until next time….
Change. Discover. Transform.
Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified