The objective of my recent trip to India was to decide if I was basically going to leave paradise in Encinitas, California, my amazing friends, the beautiful ocean (which I have never in my life lived away from), & cool job to go to a place where my eyes didn’t stop burning the entire time I was there (I think it was because of the pollution in the air). 

So, the day before I left India, my potential new boss asks me, “so, which way are you leaning?” I tell him (honestly) that I am going to give myself the plane ride back (almost a full day) and then I will inform him of my decision on Monday. I wanted to see how I felt (because my 2009 New Year’s resolution was to trust my intuition… that thing that I ignored for most of 2006-2008… whoops!) when I actually got back into my comfortable house, with my comfortable friends, with all of the things that I know …  to what we affectionately & appropriately call the “bubble” that is Encinitas (and a beautiful bubble it is!).

So, I get off the plane in LA and start driving back to San Diego, all this time, waiting for this feeling to hit me to stay or go. I almost wanted to feel,”am I crazy, this place is heaven on earth, there is no way I am moving to India, whose idea was this anyway?” … that feeling would make things so less stressful. I could just stay here, go to the beach, do yoga, surf, and work… this is the life that people work their entire life to have. I wouldn’t have to sell my car and all of my things and move literally to the other side of the world … But, that feeling didn’t come. Instead I was hit with the surprising and overwhelming feeling of … “I can’t wait to go back!”

“I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.” – Kim Basinger 

2 thoughts on “Intuition

  1. Awesome post. Yes, your intuition has a real way of directing and guiding you through life. I also find when I don’t listen to my intuition and instead listen to my head that life has a way of stuffing up. I love the quote by Pascal… ‘The heart has it’s reasons of which reason knows nothing.’ So true, as it is with your intuition.

  2. Thanks for your comments and for sharing the quote!

    The thing about intuition is that it never lies. It doesn’t know how. I try to remember that when my intuition is punching me in the stomach while I am looking for a reason to ignore it. ;)


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