I was having a discussion with a friend of mine about the distinction or lack thereof between pain and discomfort.
He suggested that discomfort and pain are synonymous or that PAIN IS A CONTINUUM AND THAT DISCOMFORT IS ANOTHER NAME FOR PAIN ON A LOWER SCALE.
Meaning that pain is a level 5-10, and discomfort is 1-4 on a scale of 1-10 intensity gradations.
It sounded smart, but it bothered me.
Did I know why it bothered me? No
Did I know what the problem was with this intelligent equalization of the terms? No
Was I acting stubborn? Also no.
I WAS TRUSTING MY INTUITION.
My intuition told me that there was some distinction, and I was having trouble accessing it from my unconscious.
I gave it a lot of thought, and I came to an in-depth original perspective on it that I am very proud of, but the specific nuance is not the story I want to tell here.
The reason I was so happy with myself was not only because I proved myself to be "right," but was since I proved to myself that MY INTUTIOIN SHOULD LBE TRUSTED EVEN WHEN I CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHAT ITS REASONING IS.
Our intuitions are an accumulation of all the wisdom gleaned from our experiences, environment, and education.
It has guided you to the place you are today and should be trusted to guide you. You do not need to consciously hear what it's saying for you to allow it to show you where you need to go or what to do.
Let us take the leap of faith to trust our intuition and allow it to guide our decisions since it has earned the right by bringing us to the place that we are today, safe and sound.