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I Listen to My Gut Feelings

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    You have to, your gut feeling just might be

    your spirit, or even God warning you. It may just save your life.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For A Living!

    Personally, I really do make an effort to pay attention to what my intuition is telling me, and sometimes I must admit I do make a right mess of it.  But I keep trying because I believe our bodies know a lot more than what we're cognizant of.Professionally, I would be out of...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F Mar 11, 2011

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    I trust my emotions more

    than my reason at times. Don't get me wrong, I am also a rational person, educated, and usually logical, but when it comes to important decisions, if my gut feeling is going one way and my logic tells me to go another, logic will not win. For example, while we are not ready to...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F Jun 29, 2014

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    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M a week ago

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    Not In A Crazy Way

    I have always listened to my gut feelings, or Fate as I call it. Here's an example of what I mean: On the college campus there's a set of bathrooms that seems to have magic around it. I'll never encounter someone while I'm in there, but I have to go when Fate tells me its empty...
    senmetsu senmetsu 22-25, M Nov 2, 2009

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    This is likely not to make any sense,

    and it'll probably sound weird, but I'm going to try and explain it. Like most people, I get this strong knot in my stomach when something isn't right, or when I shouldn't do or say something, and I listen to that feeling. However, it also works in another way for me. When I...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    And When I Don't

    If I go against what my gut is telling me, then chances are I will end up regretting it. That has almost, but not quite always, been the case with me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2010

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    I'm only recently starting to listen to them,

    better safe than sorry I guess looking back most of the time they were right and situations with people I got involved with didnt turn out well.
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14, 2014

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    Most Of The Time

    And when I don't, I usually wish I had listened to my gut. For instance, I didn't listen to it recently and it appears to be biting me in the butt. Oh well, not the first time. But this time does surprise me, big time.
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Most of the Time...

    I should listen to my gut more often though! It's rarely wrong. When I first met some certain people, my gut feelings were to not trust them. Something was seriously off... yet, my feelings of wanting to believe the good in people made my nagging insight go away. I must change...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I Think I Know What's Right Around The Corner.....

    I listen to my gut instinct quite often, sometimes i just bypass it and stuff goes unexpectedly, Bizarre as this may sound, last year when i attended a funeral, i knew i would meet someone...that happened. This time, and i get the feeling (again) fairly soon, i am going to come...
    wishwing wishwing 41-45, F Oct 8, 2011

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    I Listen to My Inner Feelings

    And 8 1/2 times out of 10, i am right..
    georshar georshar 36-40, F 1 Response May 18, 2009

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    This guy who criticized me

    before turns out to be a total control freak! It seems like this loco is so obsessed with me. After two days working with him. He asked me for my contact info. Initially I thought it was not a big deal and I played down the discomfort I felt with him, so I gave him my instant...
    ChicaAudaz ChicaAudaz 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    There was a point several years back when I used to think just blocking out any thoughts and gut feelings was okay, even dare I say it more grown up but I found it just left my...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 3 Responses Feb 17

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    i've been great friends with this girl and i think in simple terms i've liked her on and off for a year. when i dont like her, i force myself not to talk/think about her bc i dont...
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    I always listen to my gut feeling; it is usually hunger!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M a week ago

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    I like listening to music that totally suits my character and situation.
    Phyphy Phyphy 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    It's so crazy but lately i've had this big gut feeling that I will be getting married soon. Never felt that way ever. I wasn't even too sure of my feelings for certain because...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Feb 5

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    It's so crazy but lately i've had this big gut feeling that I will be getting married soon. Never felt that way ever. I wasn't even too sure of my feelings for certain because...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    It's so crazy but lately i've had this big gut feeling that I will be getting married soon. Never felt that way ever. I wasn't even too sure of my feelings for certain because...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Feb 5

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    It's so crazy but lately i've had this big gut feeling that I will be getting married soon. Never felt that way ever. I wasn't even too sure of my feelings for certain because...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    My dad thinks I am influenced to write lyrics based from what Listen to but he fails to see that the music I listen to only states my mood. I listen to my mood. I don't write fake...
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I do so much admire people that can give you perfect gut level feelings in a single sentence. Occasionally, I can be pretty good at it. Most of the time I do fine. However, when...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm very nervous because I've never had a gut feeling. I'm scheduled to have a gut feeling tomorrow at noon. I hope that when the doctor finishes feeling my guts, he informs me...
    Eristocrat Eristocrat 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I am currently in that stage where I have literally no idea what the hell is going on in my mind and heart. I'll try and make this pretty short. Just to say this is going to be...
    themuffintitan themuffintitan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I feel this allot, not only in school but at home as well. I've moved so many times, and at every new school I'll be the quiet person in the back. I'll make a small group of...
    quietgirl117 quietgirl117 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I always follow my gut feeling - usually it is hunger!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M a week ago

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    I've always felt an internal conflict when my heart and my brain are not aligned. To make things a little more complicated, I've had to learn exactly the difference between the...
    Ready2BmeAGAIN Ready2BmeAGAIN 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    Another famous song of Janis Ian, a gut-wrenching sad song that speaks of love in ways it can touch us, it's beauty as well as the pain we can feel when love ends. 
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F Feb 13

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    For almost a year my gut was saying something was off, so I got creative and yes I was so dead on it scared the hell out of me. Now that I know the truth I have the upper hand...
    littlefroghere littlefroghere 41-45, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Every song feels as if it has it's own heart beat, the rhythm comes alive almost. I can feel the spirit and soul behind the words being sung, and the notes being played. To me...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I hate it when people correct me on my specific diagnosis and situations of having difficulties and being judged and corrected in dismissed fashion when I know I have Aspergers ASD...
    tebuzz tebuzz 18-21, M Feb 4

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    You start dying slowly – Pablo Neruda You start dying slowly if you do not travel, if you do not read, If you do not listen to the sounds of life, If you do not appreciate...
    PhoenixTearz PhoenixTearz 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    Came back from work this evening, not much to do. Fired up my Kindle and started on a novel. Gave up after reading a few pages... don't know why. Maybe it was just the darn author...
    BlackSilver22 BlackSilver22 26-30, M Feb 17

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    So like if I'm listening to music, I won't want to change the song because I don't want the song to "feel bad." Like I need to stay loyal to it. Does anyone else feel this? And...
    StellaJoy StellaJoy 13-15, F a week ago

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    I'm not one to really like drama but people insist on coming to me for advice, don't know why, maybe it's bcos they've noticed how I can get myself out of awkward situations with...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M Feb 15

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    No one ever listens to me but yet if they hear it from someone else they believe them and listen. It's like wtf I told u the exact same thing but yet u don't believe me. When most...
    AngelWithoutWingsx AngelWithoutWingsx 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I don't know if anyone else can relate to this. I find I can allow myself to care about someome in the moment if I want to but I can just as easily switch that off and hurt them in...
    taliaroger taliaroger 18-21, F a week ago

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    My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a few years. He is a cancer survivor and our difficulties in conceiving are related to his previous treatments. We had gotten...
    perfectlyimperfect2 perfectlyimperfect2 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Without listening there is no conversation. It is an art you must, simply must discover in yourself if you want to find added fulfillment. Friendship needs a kind of listening...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I don't like criticizing modern day music because there are really good ones out there but I sorely miss listening to very well written songs like those of the 60's, 70's and 80's...
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F Feb 13

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    My best friend in all of the world...pen and paper...key board and screen....I talk, I share, but no one really understands....so I write, it is the only thing that listens...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I love to listen to my sister and I listen to my friends so If you have anything to say I will listen okay and try to salve it for you okay thanks
    Jesus33christ1 Jesus33christ1 41-45, M Feb 16

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    you know when your listening hard to your teacher to make a good score on surprise quizzes. But then with just that single word he/she uttered would take you to another world. and...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I am a great listener, which means I actually listen and will make the person I am talking to my priority, not my phone or the 101 thoughts running through my brain at the moment...
    ScienceExperiment ScienceExperiment 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Though I listen to depressing rock/modern rock music so it doesn't help. I guess I could listen to Portugal. The Man for now.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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