You Know, You Know

Brent BaldwinEach of us has within us a capacity for decision making; an ability that is far beyond conscious reasoning. Call it intuition, a gut reaction, hunch or instincts; it has many names and has been part of everything we do or have done since we became conscious beings. For or some unforeseen reason, we typically choose not to accept it, or we tend to doubt and deny our ability to draw reliable conclusions from our subconscious. Maybe it’s the lack of empirical evidence that causes concern.

After all, I might be wrong; and would rather not shoulder that embarrassment. The safe bet is not to answer, better still, wait, and someone else may offer to do the heavy lifting. When this happens, all we have to do is agree or disagree. It’s always easier (not to mention socially less risky) to react rather than initiate. Being part of the wallpaper is clearly the comfortable, middle-class choice.

It’s easier to think middle-class rather than put yourself out there without a net, and be the World Class Thinker that you are capable of being.

For most questions, we don’t need to worry about right and wrong. We can easily respond with what we believe to be right according to our feelings. Right, according to me, is undeniable ~ that is unless someone is arrogant enough to tell you that your feelings are wrong.

Your feelings are YOUR FEELINGS and as such are beyond the opinions of a few misguided individuals. Regardless of what the self-righteous amongst us want to tell you.

You know you know,

We are conscious beings with uncanny abilities of perception. And yet, for the most part, we are reluctant to take credit for our ability to be perceptive.

Take for example our moral compass. We don’t need to see the problem well in advance or to employ tremendous powers of deductive reasoning to respond to a situation that presents with a moral/ethical hue to it. We can immediately say that it just feels wrong (or right) and rely on that, confident and comfortable with our knowing.

It is when our motivations are incongruent with our highest and best self that we run into trouble. When we respond with anger, fear, hate or vengeance our responses become vulnerable to the contempt of others (rightfully so).

Trust your inner knowing,

Concentrate and develop focus, learn to believe in you. Not to say that our understanding is the only solution, we want to be open and receptive to alternatives. Willingly engage in constructive debate and conversation.

Herein lies the problem, the place where doubt breeds discontent, where second guesses reign supreme and good intentions stop in their tracks. Believe in yourself, end the cognitive dissonance, and present proudly, express your beliefs with the conviction they deserve.

The reality is ~ you know what you don’t know.

And you know what you do know. Any solution grounded in your heartfelt hunches and beliefs deserve expression. Sometimes it doesn’t get any better than that, not for any of us.

Trust yourself; you know you know ~ Think World Class