By Lynnie Stein / October 12, 2018

Gut Instinct Trust

Some of the best advice you’ll ever get will come from your gut instinct.

Always trust your gut. It’s well-worn advice. But is it always wise?

Speaking up the gut, we often say it’s integral to the decision-making process.

It’s your “second brain”, Gut Goddess has often said.

It’s why you get butterflies – that gut feeling is literally an instinct coming from the stomach.

90-95 per cent of serotonin, the happiness chemical, is made in the gut.

However, there may be limits to what it can tell us.

Your gut instinct can be hijacked by your brain or clouded by fear.

Maybe we should always trust and go with our gut, but we may not always have genuine access to it.

Past literature has taught us this deep truth. The original title of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was revealing:

First Impressions. It teaches us two things: they matter, but those first impressions, made in your gut, can also lead to prejudice if you place too much emphasis on them.

So has anyone’s genuine gut instinct ever been wrong?

Ask that ? when you go on a first date. Or chatting with someone on a dating site.

The reality is they’re never just going with the gut.

We are way too complex for that; we can’t segregate the gut from the brain, they’re intrinsically linked.

Unless in an emergency knee-jerk situation, there’s always some element of higher-order thinking exerting influence, even subconsciously.

Being the Gut Goddess I have worked with many clients … I believe that always coming back to your gut is excellent advice, ONLY Once you strip away all the crap, you can tap back into it.

What are your thoughts?

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