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I Listen to My Gut Feelings

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have before with disastrous effects. it's hard to go with your gut feelings when it goes against your nature.
    littlesadone littlesadone 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Whenever someone objects to you growing and improving yourself, then they probably don't have your best interests at heart. Be careful.
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I gotta gut feeling that I should listen to my gut feelings more often THEY're right every time. the Force Is getting stronger LuKe
    willEyeAim willEyeAim 36-40, M Jan 14

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    Every once in a while... At work while everyone is gossiping and buzzing around the office I just stare at the different mood swings and motions of the people I work with...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    Actually, it's a bit different with different people. I have many acquaintances and I suppose 'buddies' of the cohort, and I listen to them completely and sincerely when they...
    Krystallos Krystallos 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Knowing when to listen and how to listen is an art. Many people think they are good listeners because when their friends or partners are chatting about their normal adventures in...
    Wilddesires Wilddesires 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 8

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    the gutter twins - the stations, kinda depicts how i feel right now about the late king of my country,King Abdullah.i was never patriotic,but he has done alot to emprove the city...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I realized feelings suck, don't listen to them and try to actually live your life and you'll be good
    YoungJoseM YoungJoseM 18-21, M Dec 28, 2014

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    I walked up to a friend today, and she told me, "like everyone hates you now." She proceeded to tell me about her discussions with some of classmates. Our school is divided into...
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    you should listen to james young - I'll be good. this song Never fails to get me in touch with my own feelings! everybody should love the world like the could
    agirlinlove44 agirlinlove44 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Take me to church - Hozier. SERIOUSLY, this song is so addictive I don't know why. It has nothing to do with the lyrics, but everytime I listen to it, I get all these sad feelings...
    crazysoul24 crazysoul24 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    A lot of times I just want to cry To let out all the pain in the past The trauma of existing, being stretched between the fighting In the midst of the most serious of battles That...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F Jan 4

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    I like you. There's no reason to tell you this but I have to because if I don't, it's going build up until I explode. You tilt your head when you think as if you're inviting all...
    PieceOfSummer PieceOfSummer 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    The sound of a lonely saxophone in the distance...eerie, yet comforting..listening to the heart felt melody as though it were telling a tale...one that was known all too well...one...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I listen to Christian music the most. It's very uplifting, and changes a negative mind into a positive one. It touches your very soul!!!! Changes your heart to feel the good...
    GodsGurl69 GodsGurl69 61-65, F a week ago

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    It's a nice day today. I'm spending my day listening to music and relaxing.
    Amayarri Amayarri 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Control... A lot of things I can control.. but my emotions? tsk. Why, oh why do I have to feel these...these distractions... I hate this feeling. Am I in love? Am I disgusted...
    aiQui aiQui 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Slowly I'm starting to realize it's not meant to be. I never listen to my head but for once I'm actually taking into consideration what my head is saying instead of my heart. Oh...
    thislilkitten thislilkitten 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    i dont enjoy the things i like anymore. i cant play video games without getting depressed or listening to music without getting negative thoughts. :(
    zanityone zanityone 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    James Morrison - You Make It RealYou know who you are dear, thanks for sharing this. Perfect for my feelings recently. :D   
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    If any of y'all are feeling any feelings just dm, me no judge
    calvinsewell calvinsewell 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    My first post... Well, I'm french, 18 and I'm black. You know, I always knew I loved girls; their perfume, their bodies, their attitudes. I've been in love with one of them and...
    TheSweetChris TheSweetChris 18-21, M Jan 13

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    Its playing in my head (Today's Feelings) Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Bekhabbar, Woh Hain Wahan Jaane Pal Zameen Aasmaan Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa Dil Ne Jise Apna...
    BlueFairy09 BlueFairy09 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Hidden by sib232228 Why do we give up what's valuable to us because of our friends? The answer is simple friends are valuable. Friends and family are the most valuable things...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    well, im totally new to this but i guess i have to start somewhere, the thing is i guess im more quiet than a good listener, people tell me im a good listener but i think its...
    mariere16 mariere16 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    For a little over a year now I have had feelings for my friend, but now what I was afraid would happen is happening-I'm falling in love with her. I had a strong crush on her so I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jan 8

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    Strangely enough I've developed emotional bonds with someone on the site, really feeling a connection between us in some way...not all being wine and roses though but having strong...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    My 'crush' and I have both admitted that we have feelings for each other but we agreed to 'get to know each other first' and decided that now wasn't the correct time.. But I want...
    rachieu rachieu 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 5 years and we have been very happy. he is my best friend and frankly the kindest person i have ever dated . I know he will...
    Evolution7 Evolution7 26-30 1 Response Jan 16

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    I feel sad when people not able to hold their emotions and bursting out in tears to their loved ones or their trusted companions when they have that need But at the same time I am...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Christina Perri's Distance <3 The sun is filling up the room And I can hear you dreaming Do you feel the way I do right now? I wish we would just give up Cause the best part...
    akirayuuki akirayuuki 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    There was a time when I was not noted for this good quality because in my country generally there are poor listeners and they themselves dont know what listening means. But I...
    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I've hung out with a very attractive guy everyday for a while. Nothing physical has ever happened between us despite the fact that i think we're both attracted to each-other on a...
    marsbarzzz91 marsbarzzz91 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Sometimes my feeling start killing me.... sometimes i just had lovable feelings.... i dont know how do i get them and how do i get rid of them but i know i got those feelings when...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 31, 2014

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    I didn't know what missing someone from afar would be this damn hard. I think the hardest parts are at bed time. Yes I have the thoughts and memories, but sometimes it's not...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4