The past can be one of your greatest teachers, and an even greater reason why it's OK to trust yourself. From looking at the past, you can generally deduct what behavior and decisions will produce certain outcomes in the present and future. You can't keep doing the same things and expecting a different result. Likewise, if you like the results you're getting, there's no need to change whats working for you.
Every day you may be confronted with new situations and new possible relationships which require you to rely on your intuition-led judgement. I wholeheartedly believe you know what you need. Even if you look to others approval you know what to do. If you are still enough and work on really being able to be guided by your intuition, you will know what to do. Often our best judgement can only reach as far as our experiences and our sense of awareness, and that is ok. We make judgements based off our experiences, but we must look at the collective outcomes of previous experiences.
Let's say you grew up in a verbally abusive home. All you know as "normal" communication in any context is demeaning criticism. That may be your normal until you become aware that uplifting or positive communication makes you feel better. You may even just get to a point that you are tired of feeling torn down, even if you are used to it. Well guess what. Regardless of what you're used to, "something" tells you there's more out there. It's a possibility that you can be in situations or around people that are more positive. Trust yourself.
No one is perfect. No life is perfect. We cannot predict the future. These are facts, but what is also true is that there is a power and guiding light within you to lead you. Love yourself enough to nurture the strength of your voice. Learn to follow it and do it unapologetically. People will question you or attempt to make you feel guilty if your decisions differ majorly than theirs, and that is ok. It ok to trust YOUR SELF!
Written by: Tiffany W.