Through our heads, we always have crossed ideas when making decisions, and we always want to ask many people what they would do. I did that all the time, and again it ended up being a mistake; not because those whom I’ve consulted were bad people, or because they were wrong, but simply for the fact that they have NOT lived my life, they have not felt what I have, they have not felt my experiences, they have not seen them with my eyes, nor have they received the information of the superior knowledge that I have heard, seen and interpreted. Don’t get me wrong, it is good to hear opinions from people experienced in your dilemma, from loving people who always want the best for you, it is always good to evaluate the situation from various perspectives, and they are welcome whenever they come from a friendly voice or with enough experience in this regard.
But what I try to tell you here is that NO ONE really knows you, or you can learn, how you can find the right answer by yourself. Because at the end of the day, you make decisions and you must take them. So, the question is: how to choose the indicated inner voice? Because you know we have two voices, right? The voice that speaks to us FROM THE EGO and the voice of the INTUITION that speaks to us FROM LOVE. It seems to me that for this first question you already know the answer.
But now a new question emerges: And how do you know which is which? How to know when intuition speaks to you and when it is the ego that advises you? There is one of these two, which has been winning most of the internal battles, it is the one we have fed the most during our life, it is the one that has allowed us to have peace in our hearts or that, on the contrary, which has filled us with guilt, resentment and fear (towards others or towards ourselves).
Well, here I am going to differentiate 8 basic differences between the intuition and the ego so that you learn to identify them and choose love over fear whenever you can:
- The ego is loud.
Your intuition is something like a whisper. It only suggests things to you, but these hints are not overwhelming for the most part. Your ego is undoubtedly the loudest voice in your mind.
- Your intuition is a peaceful guide, not a bully to be questioned.
Your ego is not one that suggests what you should do, but more or less one that demands it. You will find yourself questioning your ego directed thoughts much more often than you would your intuition. Your intuition is not going to be as persistent into you following it.
- Egotistical thoughts are more about the ‘at the moment.’
Your ego is more focused on doing things at the moment, for the sake of instant satisfaction. For example, ‘this is going to feel great, I must it.’ Your ego does not often consider the big picture.
- When you follow your intuition you feel easier.
Following your intuition is not a struggle. You will rarely have the need to question your intuition and its messages to you are followed by peace. I am sure you have the exact idea of what I talking about.
- Intuition is more often a ‘feeling.’
Your intuition does not guide you always in the form of a voice. Usually, it is more of a feeling. This feeling may come to you in numerous different forms.
- Intuition does not impose any pressure.
Your intuition operates from a state of peace. It does not push you in the same ways that your ego would. There is a significant difference between them that you can clearly feel.
- The ego is much more forceful than the intuition.
Your ego forces you to do all your activities on a more intense level. Whereas your intuition will guide you without showing any signs of aggression. If you have ever been misled by your ego, you know exactly what I mean.
- Unlike the ego, the intuition is not self-oriented.
Your intuition will direct you to take actions for other people’s benefits, not just yours only. Your ego, on the other hand, tends to function from a more selfish standpoint. Intuition wants you to do things for the good of everyone not just for yourself.