How to know the truth in any given moment (this is NOT a movie critique!)
But enough about movies. I’m talking about intuition here.
Like intuition itself, the definition and meaning of intuition can be vague and hard to grasp. One person’s definition is very different from another person’s. When I talk about intuition, I’m not talking about gut instinct or futuristic prediction.
The web dictionary’s definition is: “The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.”
So, how do you know intuitively when something is the truth?
It is the most subtle thing – and after reading this, you may start to notice this subtlety everywhere. You know, when it rings.
Sometimes, when people are hurting, they like to cover up their pain with positivity or deluded thinking. When they try and convince me that this is the truth, to me, it sounds like they are continuously hitting a dud string. It is almost painful to listen to it anymore. All smiles, but buried pain inside.
However, when someone is talking to me from their heart, in pure openness and truth – I can almost feel the ring through my cells. There is an uplifting feeling from that ring – even if what they are saying is uncomfortable or to the logical world seems like nonsense. There’s a subtle openness and a beautiful harmonic that can’t be heard with your physical ears. Someone’s truth cannot be mistaken if you listen to the ring.
When I’m faced with a tough decision between options, I use this trick. I will say out loud both options and listen for the ring – for example: “It’s true for me to OPTION A. It’s true for me to OPTION B.” If I’m especially stuck or biased towards one option (usually because I don’t want to do the other option) – then I will say it several times and really listen from a space of openness. This means that I will allow any answer, even the answer I don’t want to hear. Intuition doesn’t care about whether you want to or not – it cares about the true path.
I’m a little bit stuffed when neither rings true. Haha, just kidding, but it does happen.
Through society conditioning, we have stopped hearing the ring. It has suddenly become more important to agree with each other, make sure people feel supported and never hurt, cover up our pain – than to hear the truth in the moment.
Some say the truth hurts, but the truth is that it rings.