Posted in In the Know, Self-Nurture

Info or Intuition

You make decisions every day but have you ever stopped to consider how you make your decisions?   Everyone has a process they go through when making decisions and it doesn’t change when you have a life-altering diagnosis.  If anything your process becomes more pronounced because you rely on it greater than in the past.

There are those who make decisions from their head.  These individuals collect information/data and then through a meticulous process distill it down to its most digestible form and arrive at a decision.  The birth of the Internet has helped many utilize this method of making decisions by providing more access to information.  This has aided many in making decisions about treatment and end-of-life care with great results.

On the other hand there are many who can read the information and extract the necessary material but when it comes down to making the decision they use their intuition.  Everyone has the capacity to get quiet and ask your inner voice for guidance.  What most don’t consider is how quiet you have to become in order to hear the whisper giving you direction.  Our society is so full of noise that waiting to hear the whisper of guidance can be a painstaking process if it means slowing down and clearing the clutter to allow the guidance a safe place to land.

You’d be surprised that even when utilizing information, it’s your inner guidance that provides the final decision making power.  There is no-one that knows you better than you.  I’ve known many people who have chosen their treatment modality based on a feeling.  That feeling is your life experience and wisdom kicking in to help in the decision making process. 

Surprise yourself the next time you need to make an important decision…get quiet, ask the question and wait for the answer.  It may be hunch, it may be a gut reaction or the answer may appear in a dream.  There are so many opportunities to utilize your intuition so take advantage of this powerful inner guidance.


I've lived my life in service to others. I'm focused on mental health and how it impacts our relationships, culture, and society. Through creative expression and narrative I believe we can impact change.

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