Note posted on September 23, 2021
Sometimes the smartest thing you can do is think less. By which I mean listening to your gut.
At any time when I'm unsure, either from too much info or a fuzzy brain, my gut is the best dealbreaker. Except when it comes to matters of food and eating. My gut has a clear pro-food bias when I know I need to be more cautious in my diet.
Most people get and accept that to some extent. The hard part is knowing how to truly listen to your gut.
Sometimes my gut pulls me in ways I don't agree with. I only agree later, when the facts it used later arrive at my conscious mind. But at the start, it's hard to trust. So I need to be certain I'm listening to my gut, instead of some other knee-jerk thought or reaction.
The difference is, when my gut talks to me, it's in my whole body. It's a force of gravity that keeps me from doing anything else but what it wants. That's when I know I need to hold my breath and trust it, no matter the pain.
So far, it's caused me lots of pain. But little serious regret either.