Intuition is gaining knowledge from a sixth sense, unconsciously, as suppose to gaining information from our five primary sensors. Have you ever considered developing your intuition?
Intuition is a form of instantly acquiring knowledge. It’s partly influenced by a persons perception/projection and therefore not always accurate as a persons perception is based on experiences, interpretations and the state of mind of an individual.
Many people will believe they have good intuition. However, for many this is only a belief, as intuition is dependent on a persons perception and interpretations of events. This leaves much room for error, this is because a persons interpretations don’t necessary mirror the truth. Our interpretations are often influenced by our own egos and personal desires to feel special and generally to feel good about ourselves.
Also affecting our intuition is our own insecurities and defense mechanisms, including projection. This creates a biased or distorted mind set which is seeking mainly to for-fill selfish desires, or defending the ego rather than seeking the truth. For this reason relying on intuition to make decisions or form opinions would not be a good idea.
Intuition, also referred to as a gut feeling, is considered by some people to be an unexplained special ability. However, there is a well known psychological theory for intuition, explaining how it works and also how to improve it. Good intuition can be a great ally, it will give you the ability to make the right decision, to do and say the right thing without even thinking about it. Many very successful people considered their intuition or instincts to be very important, and in some cases it may of played a very large part in their success story.
Developing your Intuition
Be open-minded, keep your mind open to possibilities and suggestions. In order to get good intuition we need good judgement and honest unbiased knowledge, and this is difficult to achieve without an open-mind.
Be aware of things around you, pay good attention to what’s going on and let the information sink into your mind.
Understanding the way the human mind works and why people do and say the things that they do will greatly help to develop your intuition. Understanding psychology concepts such as perception, projection, displacement, and psychological motivators will be very helpful.
Really spend some time analyzing yourself, your words and actions, why you do and say the things you do and be completely honest with yourself. If you start to see traits in yourself that you don’t like, don’t just go into denial about them, accept it and then act constructively. See related page self awareness.
The ideas here are based around self-improvement and acquiring the right knowledge which will train your subconscious mind to see things clearly and in an educated and unbiased way. Once the subconscious mind is seeing things clearly, it could become a great ally in life. Your gut instincts (intuitions) will most likely turn out to be right. You will find yourself making less mistakes and making the right decisions without even thinking about it. It will also allow you to judge people more accurately and quickly.