Intuitively fighting or flighting?
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
– Albert Einstein
Find Your Fierce
Your heartbeat begins to race, palms begin to sweat and your body tells you to make a quick decision. There are so many different times my body kicks into fight or flight: when I would step onto the wrestling mat, when there's a deadline fast approaching, before signing a contract and sometimes when I'm walking to my car alone at night. There's always this unidentified feeling telling you to either stand your ground or high-tail it out of there.
There's a time and place for each. The main circumstance I want to focus on is around the times our bodies are telling us to fight and we lack the confidence to trust it... so we flight.
Know Your Fierce
Honing in on our intuition takes time (to save time), and building the confidence to stand up and fight for what we need may take longer. Below are a few resources to get the ball rolling.
The website pickthebrain.com suggests the top 5 podcasts related to trusting your gut. Another funny listen, for those who want a much deeper dive into the energy of intuition, from Om Times: Is it intuition or is it gas?
Live Your Fierce
I can personally vouch for the merits of fighting over flighting (when appropriate and actual survival is not on the line). You may be saying, "well that's an easy thing for an ex-wrestler, highly feisty ball of energy such as myself to do". I can humbly share that I wasted many years second guessing my own intuition, avoiding the fight required to stand up for myself and for what I needed. Happy to report that, while intuition is an innate ability, tapping into that intuition can be a learned skill. And learn-ed I did. And so can you.
Work on turning your fear to fierce. Badass survival 101.