Guidepost #5: Cultivate Intuition & Trusting Faith - Let go of the need for certainty
After diving into all three books by Brene Brown I realized that The Gifts of Imperfection is the perfect companion to the work I do around the effect stress, anxiety, and feeling like enough have on loving your body and living a fulfilling life. To share in these gifts I am writing about a guidepost a week from the book for the next 10 weeks and how to embrace each one. I will also gift a journal prompt with each guidepost for you to use. I love this book and encourage you to pick up a copy!
“Most of us are not good at not knowing” – I think this is true for lots of people. Not knowing means no prediction. And no prediction means no preparation time. So how do you move forward through uncertainty? With intuition and faith.
Based on her research, Brene defines intuition as, “our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we’ve developed knowledge and insight.” And she defines faith as, “a place of mystery, where we find courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.”
Uncertainty is just part of life! Intuition and faith don’t void uncertainty but they can ease its presence. Uncertainty will show up in many, many ways like: relying on others, health, relationships, money, beliefs, losing loved ones, changing careers, asking for help, and more.
What parts of your life feel most uncertain right now? How can embracing intuition and faith change your relationship with that uncertainty? It’s not about denying the things you just don’t know but rather changing your relationship with how they impact you.
Cultivate Intuition and Trusting Faith Journal Prompt - Set 10 minutes on a timer and place pen to paper. I have two journal prompts for you today!
I don’t want to face…
Embracing intuition and faith looks like…