Too many times I haven't listened to my heart and then found out that I should have. Not just with the negative things in my life like thinking I shouldn't persue a relationship with someone and then 4 painful years later finally getting it.
But with positive thoughts too.
Many years ago I had this overwhelming urge to call a friend. I knew that she was in an abusive relationship and was heavily pregnant. I really wanted to call her. The urge got stronger and stronger all day. I didn't call as I knew her boyfriend was more than likely home and she would pay dearly for the call if he found out. The urge was unbelievable. I decided that if I still had the urge after dinner then I would call her aunty (a close family friend). Dinner time came and the urge left me. I felt calm. Was so strange. My heart was calm but my brain was in over drive.
A couple of hours later I had a phone call. My friend had given birth to a beautiful baby girl!
I've had similar feelings over the years and have ignored it. Only to find out that a friend could actually have done with a call from me as they were having a hard time that day.
This weekend I felt the same urge, although not as strong as with my labouring friend. I hadn't seen much of them online (I know her through a forum and she lives interstate). I had this urge to send her a message to let her know she was loved.
For whatever reason I didn't send that message. I have just read that a dear friend of hers passed away a few days ago. I have sent her a message now.
I need to learn to listen to my instincts more. They rarely let me down, usually only when I over think them. After all what have I got to loss by dropping someone a line to say hi???
Do you listen to your heart and/or instincts? Should you do it more?