“Why is it popular to follow the gut?” As a culture we have a tendency to swing from one extreme to the next. When one solution doesnʼt work, we often try the polar opposite. A good example of this can be found in schools, like teaching to the test, and then eliminating tests all together so creativity can ﬂourish.
Staying in the intellect alone does cut us off from our feelings, turning us into insensitive machines. However, if we live from the gut we become feeling individuals in a human experience, often becoming overwhelmed by the complexity of our individual and world circumstance.
I am a proponent of living focused from the third eye in the middle of the forehead. This is the center of wisdom and integrates our intellect and our emotions in the context of a spiritual perspective. We are both Spirit and human!