Trusting intuition: Listening to that small voice when everything seems so loud

Email shouting, “Danger! Danger! Danger!”

Social media yelling, “Disaster! Disaster! Disaster!”

Bystanders frightened saying, “What is going to happen?”

While I’m standing here, exhausted sighing, “W.T.F.”

I have no other words today but to just encourage you to not ignore one of the best tools that we have in medicine. it’s not another fancy gadget, negative pressure ventilation or stethoscope. It doesn’t involve a blood draw, nasopharyngeal swab or imaging.

It’s learning to actual hear, hone in and trust our own intuition.

Intuition, that little voice deep inside that doesn’t say much and never seems to really shout. It’s something no one can give you and only you, yourself can hear. Trust yourself. When everything is a cluster, something doesn’t seem right or you need some guidance…pause, take some breaths, close your eyes and ask, “I am here now listening. What do I need to hear?”Lately, when I have had a chance to do this very exercise, my intuition has been whispering, “In this moment, you are ok.”

With gratitude, “Thanks, little voice. Needed that today”

Among the panic and uncertainty, your voice of intuition is there and accessible at all times. Use it. Pause for it. Trust it.

Errin Weisman DO

Errin Weisman, DO is the self-proclaimed wellness guru on Authentic Medicine. She is a life coach, podcaster and fierce advocate for wellness in medicine. She faced professional burnout early in her career and speaks openly about her story in order to help others, particularly female physicians and working moms, know they are not alone. Dr. Weisman wholeheartedly believes to be a healer, you must first fill your own cup. She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer’s wife, athlete and mother of three.You can find out more about Dr. Weisman on her podcast Doctor Me First, her website truthrxs.com or hang out with her on social media @truthrxs. Her podcast is “Doctor Me First”. 

  8 comments for “Trusting intuition: Listening to that small voice when everything seems so loud

  1. Kurt
    March 25, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Nice. I used W.T.F. in an internal email and some administrators and bod members soiled their undies.
    That’s why I like it here.

  2. Dr. Carolle
    March 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    Yes, we have to listen to that little voice. At first, it may seem awkward, but in the long run, it becomes your best friend, always stirring you in the right direction.

  3. Sir Lance-a-lot
    March 20, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    “If —” by Rudyard Kipling

    • Pat
      March 21, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Damn fine quote Lance. Better than anything I could have said, or will read today.

      • Sir Lance-a-lot
        March 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm

        Thank you Pat. The politically correct hate it (colonialism, men, “toxic masculinity”…) but I think Kipling was right on with it and I’ve carried a tiny copy in my wallet since the 1980s.

    • Errin Weisman
      March 22, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      I love it Sir Lance a lot!!!

      • Sir Lance-a-lot
        March 22, 2020 at 9:47 pm

        Thank you, Dr. Weisman.

  4. HJR
    March 20, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Unfortunately for most, that little voice is now saying, “Panic!!!”.

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