The KOTUS Method Compass Points is a technique to help navigate life. This technique involves bringing mindful insight to our internal experience to make wise life choices.
The aim of this KOTUS Method Compass Points is three parts:
- Learn to bring mindful awareness to thought, emotion, and intuition.
- Learn to find the alignment between thought, emotion and intuition.
- Learn to confidently move forward in life from this alignment.
What is the difference between thoughts, emotion and intuition?
Thoughts are what we think with our mind. They can be rational, logical, or irrational and emotional. Emotions are internal responses to external stimuli such as joy, fear, anger or sadness. While thoughts are located in the brain, emotions come from the heart. The ‘heart brain’ has around 40,000 neurons that form networks within the heart and also communicate with the brain. The heart is also interconnected with the nervous system. This brain, heart, nervous system interconnection allows emotions to display themselves all over the body from a frown on the face to toe curling with excitement or disgust.
Both thoughts and emotions come from within us, but intuition takes it a step further. Intuition is internal guidance that comes without any conscious thought or emotion involved. It is an internal knowing that has the capacity to direct us on how to make decisions and take action in alignment with our internal goals and values. Intuition is often referred to as a gut feeling and is also known as the ‘second brain’. Moreover, the gut has 500 million neurons and is connected to the brain through the nervous system. And also, the reason why we can have a strong gut feeling about something or feel butterflies in our stomach.
Intuition is an internal GPS system that helps guide us on the best path of action so that we can live a more fulfilled life. Intuition gives us the ability to read between the lines; to understand not just what someone is saying, but what they are really feeling and thinking. It provides us with internal guidance to make decisions in a way that’s best for us. With practice, we can develop the ability to listen to our intuition and trust it when making important decisions.
By understanding the core differences between thoughts, emotions and intuition, we can learn how to tap into each internal resource more effectively and use them as powerful tools to help create a more fulfilling life. We can also better recognize which one is speaking in any given moment so that we make decisions that align with our deepest internal values and goals.
Trusting your internal guidance will lead you down a path of growth, joy, abundance and fulfillment; Allowing you to live the life you truly desire.
Sometimes we can experience internal confusion when trying to differentiate between our thoughts, emotions and intuition. But by taking the time to understand each internal resource and how they work together, you can start to recognize when your internal guidance is speaking to you and make decisions that align with your deepest internal knowing. After all, it’s only through trusting our internal wisdom that we can find true fulfillment in life.
When we feel confused and find it difficult to make the right choice it is because our thoughts, emotions and intuition are not aligned. For example, maybe we want to follow our heart, but rational thought is pulling us back and our intuition is also saying no! Powerful emotions can also cloud the intuition at times, making it too difficult to connect with. Or sometimes our intuition is telling us it’s a good thing and our heart is in agreement, but our mind isn’t willing to accept the scenario! The various combinations of misalignment make moving through life difficult out times. This is particularly true when we act on something without finding that alignment first.
Being in two minds
You have probably heard someone say, ‘I’m in two minds’. It is a saying that involves a person having two ways of thinking about something or has two possibilities for resolving a situation. Part of them wants it to happen this way, and the other part want sit to happen that way. For example, you teenager is asking you for more freedom to go out at night. Part of you just wants to say no (to keep them safe) but the other part of you knows that you need to allow them to spread their wings. Being in two minds is also called cognitive dissonance.
What is cognitive dissonance? Cognitive dissonance is an internal conflict that occurs when our beliefs, thoughts or emotions contradict one another. It can be uncomfortable, and it’s usually caused by self-doubt or uncertainty.
Understanding the difference between thoughts, emotions and intuition can help in managing cognitive dissonance and make life easier to navigate. Learning how to utilize each internal resource effectively will give you the confidence to trust your internal guidance and make decisions that are in alignment with what you really want for your life.
So remember: allow yourself to recognise which internal resource is speaking at any given moment so that you can find balance within yourself and create a more fulfilling life. Trusting your internal wisdom will provide you with the clarity needed to make decisions that are in alignment with your internal goals and values. With practice, you will be able to trust and depend on your internal guidance system to lead you down the path of growth and fulfillment.
Finding the flow with the KOTUS Method Compass Points
The easiest way to work with your internal compass points is to understand how to move with them. That is, in Flow Form, students are encouraged to physically move their bodies in response to thought, emotion and intuition. Taking the time to use movement to separately explore and express these three compass points helps students discover and embrace the subtle differences between moving from thought; moving from emotion; and moving from intuition.
With time and practice students learn to identify and initiate movement using the various compass points (though/emotion/intuition). And in so doing, they empower themselves to move through life with the ability to understand what’s happening inside of them and how they can harness this internal guidance to make wise life choices.
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