One Sunday two weeks ago…
I had a hunch.
It wasn’t a gut feeling. It was more like a thought, a whim, a strong impression.
And it involved “thinking” that I should move my brand new car up a few more inches to the left edge of my girlfriend’s spacious driveway.
My mind reported back. Since I’d never had driveway issues here before, I experienced momentary blow back.
Even though triple garage doors were just off to my right, it was still Sunday.
She had recently come home, and was waiting for me so we could go for a 2-3 mile walk around her neighborhood.
Her husband and son typically take it easy on Sunday. Every time I’ve been over on a Sunday, neither one has ever left.
So…what logical proof did I have that pulling my car up any farther would matter???
Caution: Logic and hunches don’t jibe well.
Nonetheless, I inched forward a tad more and went in.
Could it have been worse?!
It didn’t occur until after we were about a mile or so into our walk.
No…that wasn’t it.
My friend decided she needed to call her husband pronto, and have him rush to our location and pick us up.
One of these days, and well after he gets over the trauma of having to pay upwards of $3,000 dollars to repair two vehicles…
I’m going to ask if he might have also been beset by the hunch???
Although his car was in the third garage closest to the street, and assuming that my car was parked as far up as possible, he probably never fathomed he’d be called upon to hurriedly leave the house, backing out anywhere near it.
A hunch is having an idea about what did, will, or should happen; to have a feeling, or in my case a thought that something will or could happen without prior experience with it ever happening before.
A hunch is a cue that mentally arrives!!!
It’s noticeable enough to be acted on if one chooses without being fully aware of the underlying reasons for its occurrence.
DO NOT IGNORE!
Many of us–even after experiencing success using the lesser acknowledged part of us-are uncomfortable with the idea of using our hunches as guidance tools.
We mistrust the sometimes-cryptic messages that show up in our thoughts, and often times rationalize away our hunches, not realizing that in that moment, they should not be ignored!
When you have a hunch about something, you think or feel, it could be true.
Hunches provide us with choices. Think of the hunch less as a quirk, and more as a fail safe.
But what if past experiences and knowledge seem contradictory right now?
Would you ignore a smoke detector??? Then think of the hunch as a mental smoke detector.
What if you thought of the hunch as a theory that can’t be articulated in the moment, but is very real???
Does it have to matter where the hunch comes from?
I know I won’t be doing two things in future:
- Putting the kibosh on any of my hunches
- Parking in somebody else’s driveway even on a Sunday!
Have you ever followed a hunch? Were you happy with the end results?
Or…did you learn more about the hunch than you ever thought possible???
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