How many times have you heard this term? It’s great in hindsight!
The should’s and shouldn’t haves. Those two terms are so destructive to personal development. It implies a level of judgement past tense, and the past is already gone.
How about using foresight?
Would it not be better to use foresight, so there is not as much need for hindsight?
Hindsight is a memory, and sure you don’t want to repeat negative experiences, but replaying them in your head does not help you to move on.
All it does is keep you frozen in the fear of it occurring again, and because of that, you vastly improve your chances of repeating exactly what you don’t want.
The issue here is the confusion around the word foresight.
Many think foresight is a search for every conceivable possible problem, and then trying to eliminate it. That is not foresight, that is anxiety.
What about Intuition?
True foresight goes by another name we term, intuition.
Many believe intuition cannot be trusted, and the reason for this is that most believe they can’t trust their own experience. However if you only trust the experience of outside sources, you can never learn to trust your own sense of self.
Like everything else in this life you have to learn it, train it, and practise it.
If you are always renting someone else’s experience, or following the experience of the mob, then you have to expect that it won’t be your potential that you will unearth and ultimately that’s going to feel pretty empty.
Not only that, if you are not following your intuition, you are following a path of fear, the path of what if’s.
There will always be forks in the road, both in the moment and in the future.
More often than not, if you listen to your gut you will end up on the path with the shortest route to your destination of self fulfilment. That intuitive gut is also called foresight.
So which path to follow?
Take the path of mind and you take the path of conflicting thoughts and opinions, of other minds and yours, taking that path is like trying to look through a frosted window and expecting clarity.
When you come to that fork in the road, stop! Be still and listen to your gut instincts, you were given them for a reason.
Even if the direction you went in on the fork ends up looking wrong, it will soon be looking right, that’s the nature of life, always changing and shifting. What looks wrong now could be the biggest opening of your life.
If you keep taking the less intuitive path of making decisions based on fear, you will never know the possibility of true intuition and foresight.
As philosopher Alan Watts once said:
“you didn’t come into this world, you came out of it”.
In the same way your intuitive foresight doesn’t come from outside of you, it comes from within you.
Put out the energy you want to attract!
Nothing truly manifests outside of you until you make the conditions right on the inside. Until you attract the energy towards you that corresponds to the energy you are putting out.
So if you are putting out fear of negative experiences, guess what you are going to get back?
Success is simply the inside meeting the outside, and foresight is the simple knowledge that everything is connected.
Foresight wants you to know that, but if you want to hear it, you have to be prepared to listen.