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I Listen to My Gut Feelings

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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

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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 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 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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.
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14

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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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    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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    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

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    Do you ever get your gut feeling confused with your emotions? How do you separate the two when emotions run high?
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I sure do believe this! I have those red flags coming up right now with a guy I'm talking to. I like him, but he's not in a place within himself to have me and I know this. He...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    my feelings don't mean nothing, i've made a lot of spontaneous and stupid decisions based on my feelings, i don't trust them anymore.
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    had to use toilet at hungry jacks n guys was locked i was told by the girl serving to use the girls it will be ok.....i did n just sat there n heard door open n then in cubical...
    wetpantiesluver wetpantiesluver 31-35, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My feelings are Aiden "A Candlelight Intro", "Die Die Darling"(misfits cover), ad The "Rain in Hell-EP".
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 18 hrs ago

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    i not only like but i also give much respect to real people who are themselves and are not masked by anything who are not afraid of who they are or of their weakness. in short i...
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Just laying here listening to music all day and night, because I have no life........ and I'm okay with that
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    I've been listening to film scores from different movies on Pandora and I have a few that I love to bits. Here are a few that I really enjoy: 1) The Lone Ranger theme film 2013 2...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Welcome To Night Vale is the greatest podcast ever. Shout out to my Tumblr friends for making me listen to it:)
    BetterWithThree BetterWithThree 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    It's like I'm talking to a brick wall. Almost as if I don't exist at all. I don't know what's worse, people who don't listen, or people with selective hearing. I'd at least love to...
    alexis3000 alexis3000 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I joined Experience Project because - well for a whole swirling storm of reasons, but the common thread is - I have never really felt able to SHARE what's going on inside me. 1...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I'd really like some advice on this ... I've been in love with this boy(Mickey) for 3 years .. we were best friends for those years and we both had feelings for each other but...
    MinnieMelaMouse MinnieMelaMouse 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Semi-charmed life- third eye blind I'm packed and I'm holding, I'm smiling She's living, she's golden, she lives for me Says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation She...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F Dec 7

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    Semi-charmed life- third eye blind I'm packed and I'm holding, I'm smiling She's living, she's golden, she lives for me Says she lives for me Ovation, her own motivation She...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I have a friend that sometimes I just can't get through to about how I feel or even that my feelings are valid. Person is one that claims to not listen to lyrics so thank you...
    3EB333 3EB333 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    Recently I've been rather happy. Sure school made me feel a bit stressed, but aside from that I smile quite a lot. I'm content. Looking forward to Christmas and such. But then I...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F Nov 23

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    There are some I love to listen to! But there are others that have some pain attached. My grandfather died the week I was listening to one recording in particular.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 9

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    I have many infact but this one is my song for today and perhaps for weeks to come as it's very meaningful to me right now. http://youtu.be/PzRH8vaQViY Oh hey, I was listening...
    TheCoitalQueen TheCoitalQueen 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have a picture Of Sonic the Hedgehog that I carry around with me almost everywhere. We talk about everything! (well I talk and he listens) I love him so much!
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F Nov 20

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    I used to think i was afraid of love completely, i thought i was afraid because i didn't think i would be loved back but i'm afraid of love, because i'm afraid of getting hurt. I'm...
    aurorabutterfly aurorabutterfly 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    My older sister hates my dad and isn't discrete about it. It kills me. She is my half sister, meaning we have the same mom but different dads. I grew up with her so it's not like...
    frigginjelly frigginjelly 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    So I shut my f**king mouth and don't express anything Even though I have a lot to say No one wants to listen anyway... So...
    AutoLove0 AutoLove0 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I don't know what to do. My mind says one thing and my heart says another. I want to tell him but he is already with another guy that he can see in real life I am a hundred or so...
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Today I went to church. I went earlier than usual. I volunteered as an usher. My friend invited me. I volunteered from 8am to 1pm. I met a few people. It was nice meeting people...
    sarahcas sarahcas 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Snuff- slipknot Bury all your secrets in my skin Come away with innocence and leave me with my sins The air around me still feels like a cage And love is just a camouflage for...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I dont want to be here anymore (be here anymore) I know theres nothing left worth staying for Your paradise is something Ive endured See I dont think I can fight this anymore...
    jax632 jax632 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Word images I've made today.-An elderly patient is anxiously sitting on her wheelchair as she continuously complain about her body malaise and diarrhea. Some can only listen to her...
    BloviatingBuffoon BloviatingBuffoon 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel the same way as all of you, that no one listens or takes me seriously or even if they do they're pretending and full o crap, even my supposed good friends and family...
    Aybawt Aybawt 31-35 2 Responses Nov 20

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    It´s a recent thing... though I like to talk about emotions and thoughts, when it comes to feelings I´ve found out some people would ask and encourage me to talk to them about my...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    I usually get shushed when talking about anything that I like or am interested in. Yet I still listen while my friends talk about their favourite music or game or person. When I...
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F Dec 1

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    since I got over my feelings soon ! Well partly .. any way I don't feel like kissing him or something ;) well I realize now how much he likes his wife and how much he seems happy...
    troublemaker18 troublemaker18 18-21, F Dec 8

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    “Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can...
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I speak an no one ears me. I shout and no one hears me. I can not stop these obsessive thoughts from filling up my head. The room could be silent and i the only one speaking. I...
    Chibichaos Chibichaos 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I'm a good listener because I like to be understood when I talk. The important part of listening is noticing when the person speaks due to a mood, intrusive thinking, their...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    It's easier to write about my feelings, but to express them by mouth to someone else is so hard. I dont take much things seriously. I am an easy going person & I get along with...
    Cath947 Cath947 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23