How Intuition Is Your Greatest Advantage and Insight
We’ve all heard the saying, “trust your gut.” But what does that mean? And how can we do it?
I will explore the idea of intuition and why it’s so important. I’ll also share some tips on how you can start trusting your intuition more.
What Is Intuition?
So what is intuition exactly? Let’s say you’re at the end of a workday and feel like hitting the gym for a quick workout. This leads you to think about the previous times you skipped your workout, so you decide against it. Why would you make this decision? Is it because your intuition told you not to go, or is it because of something else? While this example may seem pretty basic, there are countless situations in our daily lives where we rely on intuition without realizing it. Our intuition will constantly give us hints and signals throughout each day, and if we aren’t listening to them — which most of us aren’t — it can tear down our best intentions.
Intuition is “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.” In other words, it’s a way of knowing that doesn’t come from logic or the rational mind. It’s a feeling or a hunch that we have about something.
Intuition is often dismissed as wishful thinking or being irrational. But the truth is, intuition is incredibly powerful. That little voice inside us knows things we don’t consciously know. It’s a form of intelligence that goes beyond the mind.
But the little voice ISN’T the same as the inner critic, ego, inner asshole.
Your intuition(soul/connected to source—Universe/God) doesn’t make you feel less. It’s not repetitive or redundant. It will nudge you to the right thing if you listen.
The problem is we live in a society that values logic and reason above all else. We’re taught to trust our minds and ignore our feelings. As a result, many of us have lost touch with our intuition. We don’t know how to listen to it or trust it.
Why Is Intuition Important?
Intuition is important because it gives us insight into things we couldn’t otherwise know. It allows us to see beyond the surface and peer into the hidden aspects of a situation. It gives us a greater understanding of a situation’s positive and negative aspects.
Intuition is also important because it allows us to make decisions quickly and efficiently. In today’s fast-paced world, we often don’t have time to second-guess ourselves or overthink things. Intuition allows us to make snap decisions based on our gut feeling.
Our ability to make decisions based on our gut feeling or “intuition” is one of the most crucial parts of being human.
It can be argued that humans are essential decision-makers on the planet, even though it is often said that animals are the true masters of instinct. Sure, they are quite good at it, but our capacity and ability to think in ways that animals can’t truly make us unique. While most think humans are rational decision-makers, there’s good evidence that we rely on our intuition or gut feelings just as much as our thoughts. Indeed, even Einstein said that the most important decisions of his life were based on such feelings.
Our subconscious mind is 10,000X more powerful than our conscious mind
We all know that our subconscious mind is a powerful tool, but we are often unaware of the extent of its power.
Humans can make decisions in mere seconds with the power of our subconscious mind. These decisions usually occur before we realize that we have made them. The subconscious mind is 10,000x more powerful than our conscious mind, which is why we can make quick decisions. It’s not something we are taught to do; it is an innate part of being human. We don’t need to be told that we need to be able to make quick decisions. We don’t even have to think about it. It just happens.
All of the world’s greatest minds, from Albert Einstein to Steve Jobs, were able to achieve their significant contributions to science and technology due to their uncanny ability to make decisions and insights based solely on their intuition, often outside of the realm of available data, and many times in a flash.
How To Trust Your Intuition
If you want to start trusting your intuition more, there are a few things you can do:
- Listen to your body: Our bodies always tell us what we should or shouldn’t do. If you ever get a “gut feeling” about something, listen to it!
- Get rid of distractions: To hear your intuition, you need to be able to hear it over the noise of everyday life. Turn off your phone, close your computer, and give yourself time and space.
- Be patient: Learning to trust your intuition takes time and practice. Be patient with yourself, and don’t expect perfection overnight.
- You’ll know it when it feels true for you. It’s not about what anyone else thinks, what seems logical, or even what makes sense. If something feels right for YOU, it’s probably right for YOU!
- You’ll feel clear-headed and calm at the same time. When a decision feels intuitive, you trust yourself and feel confident going with your gut (pun intended).
You can feel it when you’re in a tricky situation, and your gut tells you which way to go. You know it when you can decide without having all the facts or even knowing what those facts are. And sometimes, we even know it when the person we’re talking to seems like they should be wrong, but they’re right anyway!
Our culture puts a lot of emphasis on logic and reason, but the truth is, our intuitions are just as important—if not more so. Intuition gives us insight into things that we couldn’t otherwise know. It allows us to make quick decisions based on our gut feeling.