Has something like this ever happened to you: a friend of yours gives you a call in the evening to invite you to lunch the next day. You are very busy and have been waiting to spend some quality time with yourself, your children, your husband, and just the prospect of going out to lunch with this particular friend makes you feel heavy and exhausted. Still, you say “yes” to her anyway because you feel you need to in order to maintain your friendship, or you fear that otherwise she will be upset with you since this is the third invitation you are turning down.
What you have just experienced is an encounter with your inner wisdom, and a subsequent denial of it.
We do this in so many areas in life from the seemingly small decisions like when we know intuitively that eating another pizza lunch on the go is going to leave us feeling upset and uncomfortable with ourselves but do it anyway because we think we don’t have enough time to do otherwise, to the big things like knowing deep inside that our long-term relationship is unhealthy in many ways but we fear the consequences of breaking it off so much that we just silently suffer through it day after day.
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