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February 12, 2009

Follow Your Instincts

“Learn to let your intuition (gut instinct), tell you
when the food, the relationship, the job isn't good for you
(and conversely when, what you are doing is just right).”

— Oprah Winfrey

I screamed a loud "Amma" and felt my body moving forward from my sleeping position and saw her laying down near the window of our bedroom. She saw me and had a smile on her face. I got up to see what happened. The others too woke up hearing my scream. I asked her what happened and why was she sitting there. She said nothing happened. It was only moments later that we realized blood was oozing out through her head. We called up the doctor and did the needful.

Amma is the one who gets up early than any of us. She has the habit of opening up the windows, the first thing in the morning. Apparently she was doing that and she felt unconscious and may have hit the window during her fall in the process. This incident took place around a few years back. Even today when I think of it, I cannot explain the way I got up from my sleep and screamed. I felt a jerk on my body. I wonder what would have happened, if it would have been otherwise.

Some things are beyond explanations. No matter how much you make an effort, there is no way of finding it out the answers. There is more to life than just living it out.

I am not sure if I have the gift of sixth sense, but certain instances does makes me wonder about it. My family calls me a "Devil" as I always land up whenever they are asking where I am. This has happened so often that I should be able to live a couple hundred years (I would prefer to assume that I am still youthful). A few days back, one of my friends called me up after a long time. Before that I was thinking about calling him up. This has happened many a times that where I found myself thinking about my friends and then rings the phone bell that day or after a few days or we end up meeting each other. All of these thoughts have been out of the blue and this is just not related to people but other issues which has nothing do with my present but would corp up after my thought.

I am a little lethargic and slow in my actions and most of the time my family have scraped me with their sound bytes. When I do make a honest attempt to do finish the work at hand, there would be no requirement of it or the problem vanishes into thin air. My sister often reminds me that.

One of the observations that I have made over the years is that these thoughts come and go and won't come on a regular basis, but when it does you know its right which has no rational explanation. Most of the time, I make my decisions from a rational perspective but when I find myself in a lurch, I go with my instincts which has proved right most of the times.

Following one's instincts does save a lot of trouble :))

P.S.: The thought of writing this post came from Riya's post on sixth sense.


Sunil said...

Hello Friend,
I truly agree that one must follow the ones instincts and the even if the outcomes are wrong(as sometimes they maybe), you don't feel bad because you have no one to blame but yourself.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Will try to be regular. :)

Yogesh said...

@ Sunil

Welcome to LIFE.

I agree. I hope you stick to your word :))