Many people believe in the value of intuition, or gut feelings. In fact, people believe that intuition is a way to escape dangerous situations or even people that may not be good for them. If you have heard airline accident stories, you have most likely heard that some people didn’t board the airline on the day it crashed because they had a “bad feeling.” If you believe in intuition, what do you do when your intuition is wrong? Here are some suggestions.
Intuition is characterized by an ability to understand–or know–something without analyzing it in your brain first. There are actually many jobs where intuition is an asset. If you are thinking about starting a new career or changing careers, intuition may be helpful. For example, you may find intuition to be very helpful if you become a lawyer, counselor, life coach or sociologist.
Many scientists believe that pure intuition is nearly always correct. However, when you begin to second guess yourself, and you talk yourself out of your instincts, your intuition can be wrong. Also, intuition can be wrong when you allow emotion to cloud your judgment.
If you are worried that your intuition is incorrect or wrong, there are things you can do to make sure your intuition is as sharp as possible. First, you need to quiet your mind so that you can listen to your thoughts. Meditation is helpful to quiet your mind. You may also find that physical exercise, or driving, also helps quiet your mind. Second, pay attention to what is going on around you. Your intuition is based in part on what you experience. If you are paying attention to your environment, your intuition will be sharper.
Perhaps the most important way you can listen to your intuition is to learn to trust it. If your mind is focused, and you find time for meditation, you’ll learn to trust your instincts. Learning to trust your intuition can lead you to an entirely different plane of understanding yourself and others.
When you’re ready to talk to someone about your intuition, I can help. Contact Mel Doerr today and make an appointment.