Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
Taken randomly from my self defense tweets on Twitter. I write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet, chosen from the archives.
Learn to trust your gut about people & situations. Your Inner Warrior is as real as your Inner Child.
Beyond the Tweet:
In self defense, your subconscious mind picks up on something (uncomfortable or criminal) about a person. It then tries to make you aware, such as making you wonder if a furtive person wearing a heavy coat in the summer could be hiding a weapon.
Trust your survival self to bring up one or two danger clues to your conscious mind as it homes in on something your eyes might otherwise be missing. Sometimes that “sensing” can manifest as a feeling of discomfort or fear at the razor’s edge of our awareness. When you have that feeling, your Inner Warrior may be seeing something the conscious mind is not, such as:
✦ A weird tick in the other person’s eye
✦ The way he moves his shaking hands
✦ The odd bulges in their right boots
✦ The wary glance at a passing patrol car
✦ The smug, triumphant ghost of a smile sneaking across her face
✦ The way too convincing, smooth, or persuasive talk
✦How your date says “We are perfect soul mates”
✦How an overly helpful person seems to meet every need before you ask
✦How a smiling authority figure says his control over you is for your benefit
We don’t have to be paranoid or walk around overly anxious about these things. Relaxed awareness and honoring your intuitive side is a healthier way to go.
I tweet here @LoriHoeck.