Intuition is single-minded, stubborn and doesn’t give you explanations nor waits for you to ponder the pros and cons.
How can you possibly trust Intuition? It is:
- Irrational. To the critical mind, it’s disturbing: It doesn’t follow the same rules. You want proofs! but no evidence is to be searched.
- Ephemeral. Rationalize your intuition, explain or doubt it and Pouf! it flies away. Intuition doesn’t resist the inquisitive mind.
- Uncertain. When we feel the clarity of our intuition, we just believe, then it unfolds itself as we take action. Before we take the steps, we don’t know what is going to happen
That, to our all super dominant rational minds is SCARY and we don’t trust, want evidence, think it’s irresponsible. Is it?
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful”. Alan Alda
“Emotions get decision-making started, presenting the conscious, logical mind with a short list of possibilities. Without at least a little intuition, then, the decision process never leaves the gate.” Antonio Damasio
Don’t you (think) you (should) trust your intuition and follow it?
To reassure you, following intuition is not rushing decisions, going with the wind or acting like a headless chicken.
Here are four (harmless) exercises to get you started. Want to try?
- Meditate! Creating that space within is the best way to let your inner voice flow. Don’t be scared, there is only You inside.
- Play: Pick a day off and let your intuition be your guide. Don’t argue nor discuss, just do it, whatever comes to your mind first. When you can’t do it, write it down.
- Draw:take a topic in your life which you would like more clarity about and ask yourself: “what do I need in my life now?”. Take few breaths and then draw what comes to mind.
- Let it in: for any topic you work on or think of, there is an intuitive approach too. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, relax and see what comes to you. Aim at including this as part of your usual problem solving path.
Our intuition answers to the real questions within us. To those questions, we already know the answers, it’s a matter of finding the way to get connected to our deep Self and let it unfold. Find your balance between your rational mind and your intuition.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein