Finding “Home” Through The Power of Intuition

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.

Gisele Bundchen

Are you happy?

I know, this is a difficult question to start with. Many people talk about happiness, but how often do we really reflect on whether we are happy and satisfied with the life we lead? What is happiness after all? It is such an abstract concept and it can mean so many different things to so many different people. My concept of happiness has changed over the years. Happiness is no longer a target, a place, a person, or a result. Happiness is the way; it became part of reality itself. It is always available because I no longer equate happiness with a distant destination. I now see it as a state that may fluctuate in intensity but is always present and available as long as I consciously choose to tap into it.

I can’t say this is the best way to approach life. I know, however, that changing my perception of happiness has helped me reduce suffering and unnecessary misery. I now choose to look at my thoughts and emotions as a constant stream or flow of energy. They come and they go, and I have the switch to manage this flow. It’s under my control to create peaceful thoughts and emotions. It’s up to me to remind myself that you have to have some rain to see a rainbow in the sky, and you ought to experience the bad in order to savor and value the goodness.

Can you imagine if we were happy all the time? It would be a utopia and we would miss much of what the human experience entails. At the same time, I don’t believe we are meant to suffer endlessly and just for the sake of learning and repenting. That’s an old misinterpretation of the meaning of suffering, much imposed and spread by religion in general. The old stories tell us that man fell out of paradise due to sinful actions and, therefore, we are all “stuck” on Earth, paying for it. This sounds very sadistic to me and far from the why we are here. We do experience, however, high contrasts throughout life. They are not meant to punish us but to allow us to learn and outgrow life’s challenges and lead us to find our way “home”.

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And what is “home”? Home is that beautiful place in which you are who you are, fearlessly, and where you feel safe to follow and pursue your intuition and inner voice. We have been disconnected from our inner wisdom and conditioned by a social system that demands blind obedience to a set of rules, norms, and traditions in the name of social cohesion. To follow this system, you must be disconnected from your own needs and natural aspirations, which can only speak to you through intuition, that gentle inner voice that you were made to believe to be wrong or silly. It is about time that we reconnect with that voice though.

To put it in another way, it is time to be you. It is time to witness the incredible connection between your thoughts, emotions, and actions as well as the feeling of being whole. Once we realize everything is deeply connected and interwoven, that our energy influences others and vice-versa, our perception of reality shifts, and we start opening ourselves to the idea and feeling of being individually empowered. When we have such experience, we become rooted in our own energy field and flow. We stop perceiving ourselves as limited and separated beings. We realize we are part of something much, much bigger, and that we can feel at “home” by tapping into it.

After so many years looking for where home was, I now find it in this connection with the whole. Some call it nature. Others call it God. The Universe. It doesn’t matter what you decide to call it or feel more comfortable with. The key is to go within, quiet your inner world, and find that intuitive voice. That voice has great power and it can show you the next set of steps you need to make. As we keep learning to listen and tune into it, the feeling of “home” becomes more and more anchored in the present moment. Eventually, it becomes our default mode.

So, let’s go back to my initial question. Are you happy? Don’t answer it based on what society, culture, or family told you happiness was. Find your own meaning of happiness by looking within and by paying attention to your intuition, which is a subtler form of intelligence. Ask questions, and listen quietly. What makes your life worthwhile? What makes you feel alive? Turn the world off for a moment and go within. Find your home by connecting with your intuition.

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13 Comments

  1. Albert Einstein says – The only real valuable thing is intuition. This is the root of creativity, big ideas and innovation for science and technology.
    Amazing ! The name of my working room is also INTUITION. It makes me happy because this is my happiness classroom.

    Intuition is the ocean of dark knowledge where we can find all types of definitions, matrix and spectrum for the objects, formator and solver of smart brainpage to generate learning potential in knowledge transfer and brain learnography.

    In fact, intuition is also the world of deep knowledge where intuitive ideas are generated for the creative equation and exact solution of mathematical problems. We can find the world of dark knowledge beyond imagination from where the boundaries of intuition start to achieve the perfection of heavenly peace and real happiness.

    Thanks ! I like your post.
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    1. That’s a very interesting perspective and I agree with you. Intuition is a portal to deep knowledge and allows us to access all the wisdom of previous generations – and future ones. Thank you for coming by and taking the time to read this one, I appreciate your time and feedback. I look forward to learning more about your Happiness Classroom!

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      1. Thanks ! You are most welcome.

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  2. This is so true Vanessa. I used to associate happiness with going on holiday days, going out for drinks, buying a new handbag; but over the years I’ve realised happiness comes from within and to find it we have to listen to our inner voice, like you say, and follow it. I’ve also found doing one thing each day that makes me happy, and that really helps too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Jade. I agree with you, happiness is built on a daily basis with small steps x

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  3. Girl! You KNOW that this spoke to me on a whole different level! I’ve personally equated happiness to something “outside of me”. Once I obtain this goal, once I get this, once someone does this. Truly, I thought once I got married life would be magical + rainbows. It’s definitely great, but it wasn’t meant to BE my happiness. This post opened my eyes WIDE that I’ve been looking at it wrong, hence feeling empty. Happiness is a state of being not a level to be reached. This is definitely a journaling topic for sure!

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    1. Yes, that sounds very familiar. It’s a never-ending story because we keep running after it and never experiencing it. Happiness starts with a paradigm shift when we move into the present moment.

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      1. Learning this has been game changing! I’ve also had an amazing teacher friend to help 🤗

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  4. Great post, and trusting our intuition can lead to much better outcomes. When we trust our guts, we limit the amount of time stressing over whether we made the right decision or not. Oftentimes, the decisions just FEEL right, which makes us more confident. Also, constantly second-guessing ourselves through overthinking leads to unnecessary stress, lower levels of happiness, and more pain. Thank you for sharing this.

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  5. I remember seeing a talk by Neil Pasricha (author of The Book of Awesome) a few years ago. He said society has it all wrong with the “Work hard. Be successful. Be happy.” formula. He says if you start by being happy, success will follow. I agree that we’ll never truly be happy if we’re always chasing the next thing, or listening to what the outside world tells us we need to be happy. As you say, we have to define it for ourselves.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle, those sound like great references to look into. I resonate with that message.

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  6. This is such an insightful post! I received some really awful news a couple days ago and it’s really affected me, but I’m trying to find my way back to happiness. I really like the idea of it being something that comes from within rather than anything else! Thank you so much for sharing x

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    1. I’m sorry you received bad news, lovely. I hope you find ways to bounce back. When I have an experience like that, I find that going a bit into nature and paying attention to flowers helps me calm down and expand clarity to deal with problems next. Sending love x

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