Trust Your Gut

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Buddha

Recent changes at work caused a deep sense of uneasiness. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I felt unsettled and distracted. A colleague told me to “trust my gut” and speak honestly about my frustrations.

Easier said than done for survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. I trusted my gut as a kid. I believed adults would protect me from harm, not inflict it. Although it is difficult to severe deep connections from that distant past to handle today’s challenges, it is possible. It begins by bringing compassion where self-doubt started.

  • What patterns do you notice in your gut instincts?
  • When have you trusted your gut and it worked out well?
  • How will you do a gut check today and strengthen trust in yourself?
  • Who can you talk with when you aren’t able to “trust your gut”?

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