the first impulse
It is often said that the first impulse has been the right one. But here it is worth differentiating:
Does the impulse come A) from personality patterns of the character, e.g. in order to avoid pain or gain pleasure?
Or does it come from B) the response of our inner judge, who censores us continously? Or does it come from C) the deep wisdom of our essence?
A – can be identified by the sense of neediness or by the familiarity of the emotion coming up, B – by judgmental thoughts and phrases like “one/you/I should / must …” and C- by a peaceful sense of coherence.
Which kind of impulses do you usually have?
And which are you using?