The topic at hand is GPS. Most of us use this in our cars day to day or when traveling, but how many of us actually utilize this capacity to provide direction within ourselves on a daily basis? I do. Do you?
Our feelings, fears, and odd insights are each a part of a carefully developed system tied directly to our brainstem. It is this deeply-rooted part of you that calls the shots, directing you to face or flee on an instinctual level, and this is a kind of internal roadmap. It is the faculty responsible for our own internal GPS, and it is something we can utilize responsibly to ease our lives.
We've all heard the phrase "I feel it in my gut" or "I have a funny feeling about this" or "I just *know* it". We all have that capacity within, and some of us have more finely tuned systems than others. This is a byproduct of genetics, inheritance, and no small amount of social experience. It is a conditioned response to no small degree, and if you find that your gut feeling is correct more often than not, listen for that sense. Really try to hear or feel it, and when it comes up, do. not. ignore. it. Period. Hell, add a few more emphasis....!
That sense is what can guide you rightly if you let it. If its accurate, trust it - this can save your life, your career, your romance, and your social relationships. This allows us to more accurately gauge the world than we would through internal bias alone.
There is a caveat, however. In the case of those of you who have a seriously screwed up internal sense of direction, its not hopeless. Instead, you will need to reprogram your senses by creating greater awareness. Take the focus off of yourself and your accessories and instead turn this focus elsewhere. Notice what others read, wear, say, and do. Pay attention to their body language and how it changes throughout conversations.
Try to notice things in your periphery more often, and go out of your way to compliment others. This will seem very strange, but there's a purpose for it, By forcing external awareness, you force the cultivation of additional synaptic pathways which in turn feed your internal GPS. You'll experience more of the world and learn how to discern the subtleties in any given situation.
Use this faculty more fully, more responsibly, and more actively and I am certain you will experience life differently.
Blessings to each of you & yours,