I love the moments in my life when I am able to hear my intuition more loudly than passing desires. When I make the right life choice for myself and my family even in the face of temptation to do something “greater”, fancier, juicier, I never regret it. Not that I don’t want to be open to surprises from the universe that can change life in wonderful ways – I want to be open and flexible and ready – but I want to listen to the voice of wisdom that comes from within me more than anything.
When we adopted our son by surprise everyone thought we were crazy. It took a lot of time for some of our loved ones to get on board – but I had the strength to ignore others’ doubt because I just knew.
On the other hand, I have also decided against a couple of adoptions that seemed like a good fit on paper, but I just knew in my heart weren’t right for us and our son.
One of my biggest struggles has been listening to my intuition about what work I should take on. Since I recently finished my
I absolutely loved two recent pieces about women listening to their intuition and turning down awesome opportunities – and being happy with how their life turned out as a result of trusting themselves: Andrea Dekker on saying no to a reality TV show about her family, and one of my very favorite researchers on the psychology of happiness, Emma Seppälä, on turning down a faculty position at Yale.
Wise women are awesome.