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Intuition and Decisions

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Workplaces are shifting from task-oriented environments to requiring more complex problem-solving. The way that business leaders made decisions in the past is no longer a guide to making future decisions; adopting a multifaceted approach that goes beyond traditional reasoning alone is fast becoming a crucial business practice. Such complexity allows for creativity and a focus on the role of human intuition in the workplace. No doubt, data analysis and past results remain crucial to drive business decisions. Yet following gut instinct — even with all of its inherent risks — has pushed many an organization to success. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates was quoted as saying that one often has to rely on intuition. Albert Einstein also was a believer: “The only real valuable thing is intuition,” he once said......

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:07 AM
If you want, forget who said it, pay attention what he said to: As former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell noted in his book “My American Journey,” “Dig up all the information you can, then go with your instincts. We all have a certain intuition, and the older we get, the more we trust it. … I use my intellect to inform my instinct. Then I use my instinct to test all this data.” I like this one: "I use my intellect to inform my instinct..."
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Intuition: Warum zu viel Denken Ihrer Karriere schadet

Intuition: Warum zu viel Denken Ihrer Karriere schadet | Intuition | Scoop.it


Sie verfügen über eine gute Auffassungsgabe, können Zusammenhänge schnell erkennen, konzeptionell und strategisch arbeiten? Wunderbar, diese Fähigkeiten sind in den meisten anspruchsvollen Jobs absolut notwendig und leisten Ihnen dort wahrscheinlich hervorragende Dienste. Für Ihre Karriere sind diese Eigenschaften jedoch nicht unbedingt gut. Sie können Ihnen im Gegenteil sogar schaden und so manche Chance verbauen. Was im ersten Augenblick paradox klingt, kann in der Praxis ein echtes Problem sein. Strategisches Denken und die Fähigkeit, Probleme umfassend zu analysieren, sind zwar für die konkrete Arbeit von Vorteil. Sie verleiten jedoch auch dazu, sich zu viele Gedanken über die eigene Karriere und Zukunftsaussichten zu machen. Vor allem bei möglichen Veränderungen und anstehenden Entscheidungen kann Ihnen Ihre sonst so wichtige Denkweise in die Quere kommen. Hier fahren Sie mit Intuition oft besser. .....

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Intuition Is Data

Intuition Is Data | Intuition | Scoop.it
Every creative and entrepreneurial venture starts with an idea. If you’re honest, the idea is almost always more of a question. Or many questions.

 

In order to take action, you’ve got to make guesses about the answers. We call those assumptions. Some of your assumptions will be spot on, others will be wildly off. The most important thing you can do in the early days is not try to succeed as fast as possible, but try to answer the most important questions as fast as possible. To replace assumptions with data. The faster you can make that transition and start to build around data over delusion, the better off you’ll be. And the more likely your success becomes. But here’s the funny thing about data. Some of it is hard, meaning it’s quantifiable. You can plug it into a spreadsheet. But some of it is soft, really soft. No way to plug stomach spins or intuitive hits into Excel. And because we like to be able to point to “why” we make decisions, especially decisions we might be judged for making down the road, we often ignore those soft data points. Because they don’t provide good cover. Don’t. Do. This. Two reasons. One. Hard-data lies. It’s always old, incomplete or fake. The reason the S.E.C requires every statement about a company’s future to include some variation of “past performance does not imply future results” is because it’s true. It doesn’t. People change, times change, circumstances change. The container of variables that made past outcomes possible will never be the same.......

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Intuition is becoming more valuable to succeed

"Often you have to rely on intuition." — Bill Gates


We are all programmed to succeed. All of us have a special power within us called our intuition. It is an alternative source of knowledge, level of awareness, or as some refer to it, an inner voice. We all possess this power to varying degrees, as well as the capacity to develop it further. Intuition can be defined as a quick and ready insight. This insight can guide us, warn us of danger, and/or connect us to our creativity. The most successful people are often very intuitive. Consciously or unconsciously, they follow their gut feelings, which put them in the flow (a very alive, productive, and desirable state). Many have achieved remarkable success in the fields of science, business and entrepreneurship, often amassing great fortune and fame due to their abilities to make important decisions by following "hunches," or intuitive "gut feelings."  Great thinkers, like Albert Einstein, have emphasized the importance of intuition and its impact on their personal and professional lives. They defined it as "a superior knowledge," and as being an essential and indispensable tool for achieving success.........

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10 Steps to Awaken Your Intuition

10 Steps to Awaken Your Intuition | Intuition | Scoop.it

Intuition.  We’ve all felt its effects at one point or another.  That nagging feeling that we should be doing something.  Or that the right answer lies in a particular direction.  Or that something is going to happen.  The voice in your head that tells you what to do or warns you of danger. By definition, intuition is a sense or feeling that cannot readily be explained away by conscious logical or rational thought.  It is an instinctive knowledge that triggers a particular response from you.   People who place great value on common sense and rationality are afraid of it.  Others swear by it.  But where does it come from?  And what if you were able to tune into it more frequently?  What if you were able to harness its power....

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Is it Your Intuition or Are You “Into Wishing?

Is it Your Intuition or Are You “Into Wishing? | Intuition | Scoop.it


I’ve been speaking and writing about intuition for over twenty-five years. I’m passionate about the topic because I know it’s a valuable inner wisdom we possess and most of us under utilize it. One of the questions I’m asked most frequently is “How do I know it’s my intuition and not fear (ego, wishful thinking, habit of thought)?” I wish I had a simple answer. Wouldn’t it be great if the voice of your fear sounded like Darth Vader and the voice of intuition sounded like Alicia Keys?! That would be too easy! Intuition Has Many “Voices.” Intuition is quick and ready insight. It’s our inner compass. When we pay attention to it, it moves us towards success and happiness and away from danger. There are many ways to receive its wisdom. It may come as the proverbial “still, quiet, inner voice.” It may also communicate insight through a dream, feelings, a knowing or a gut feeling.  Think back to a decision you’ve made in the past. How did your intuition communicate its message?.....

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Büroalltag: Intuition ist besser als ihr Ruf

Büroalltag: Intuition ist besser als ihr Ruf | Intuition | Scoop.it


In unübersichtlichen Situationen sind Gruppenentscheidungen den meisten Einzelentscheidungen überlegen. Daher setzen einige Firmen bereits gezielt das Instrument der kollegialen Beratung ein, in der Gruppen gemeinsam Lösungen entwickeln. Die wenigsten Organisationen nutzen jedoch die unbewusste Intelligenz ihrer Mitarbeiter: die Intuition. Intuition ist jene Form des unbewussten Wissens, die ganz ohne gezieltes Nachdenken auskommt - und sich trotzdem Ausdruck im Fühlen und Tun verschafft, wenn sie denn ernst genommen wird.....

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Ob die Ehe glücklich wird, weiß man schon vorher

Ob die Ehe glücklich wird, weiß man schon vorher | Intuition | Scoop.it

Mit einem Trick haben Forscher bei Paaren die unbewusste Einstellung zum jeweiligen Partner erfasst. Ergebnis: Ob eine Beziehung lange glücklich ist, lässt sich mithilfe des Bauchgefühls einschätzen. Wie lange werden wir zusammen glücklich sein? Kaum jemand, der frisch verheiratet ist, stellt sich diese Frage. Zum einen, weil frisch Verheiratete natürlich davon ausgehen, dass der Partner beste Voraussetzungen dafür bietet, dass die Ehe lang und glücklich wird – sonst hätte man denjenigen wohl nicht geheiratet. Zum anderen, weil man es ja doch nicht wissen kann, was das Leben so bringt und ob eine Beziehung ewig hält. Kann man nicht? Kann man doch, sagen jetzt Psychologen um James McNulty von der Florida State University in Tallahassee.....

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How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition | Intuition | Scoop.it

"Every year, intellectual impresario and Edge editor John Brockman summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works orthe best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on the most ambitious quest yet, a meta-exploration of thought itself:Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction (public library) collects short essays and lecture adaptations from such celebrated and wide-ranging (though not in gender) minds as Daniel Dennett, Jonathan Haidt, Dan Gilbert, and Timothy Wilson, covering subjects as diverse as morality, essentialism, and the adolescent brain.

One of the most provocative contributions comes from Nobel-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman — author of the indispensable Thinking, Fast and Slow, one of the best psychology books of 2012 — who examines “the marvels and the flaws of intuitive thinking.”


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How to Awaken Your Intuition

How to Awaken Your Intuition | Intuition | Scoop.it


The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know why or how.
~Albert Einstein


We’ve all heard it so many times – ‘Just listen to your inner voice’, or ‘Just follow your intuition’, haven’t we? But in a world, where rational thinking is considered to be the ‘normal’ thing to do, the process of learning how to follow your intuition may be a confusing and even painful one. With so many decisions to make on a daily basis, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel stuck when in need of inspiration. So, here is a ‘rational’ step by step process that is going to help you cultivate your intuition and start using it on a daily basis. Contained within your inner guidance are all the answers, and here is a guide on how to find them......

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The rational case for using your intuition in leadership | The National

The rational case for using your intuition in leadership | The National | Intuition | Scoop.it


AI was recently asked: “How much should a CEO rely on intuition?” My gut reaction was it depends on how good his intuition is. This is a very important question facing you as a leader, knowing when to trust your gut and when not to can make the difference between being right or wrong. A quick review of the research says the jury is still out on whether leaders should rely on their intuition. And I guess my own jury is still out, as there are advantages and disadvantages to intuitive leadership. It is tempting to argue that leaders should never trust their gut, thereby implying they should make decisions based solely on objective, logical analysis. Quantitative scientists say leaders use intuition because of their cognitive limitations and that this results in less than desirable outcomes. This thinking holds that intuition is a strategy of last resort and should be employed only when you cannot use a theoretical basis or rational thinking. And yet we can’t get away from the influence of our gut instincts. As rational as one wants to believe that he is, the gut can still guide the brain, bringing intuition into play for all.......

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:43 PM

I disagree with many aspects stated in this paper:

1) Let's start with a proper definition of intuition, namely "direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process." http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/intuition

2) The "reasoned intuition", or "experts' intuition", which is by definition NOT intuition, is based on experience, that is a lot experience in the same, stable context. It is recognition, not intuition.

3) It is enough demonstrated that there is no such thing like "objective, logical analysis" on its own, for emotions do always, consciously or not, play with.

4) In a new, unknown, uncertain, unpredictable decision context, the "reasoned intuition" is, by lack of experience, of no help, misleading and even dangerous.

5) There is no such thing like "wrong intuition" according to point 1. A "wrong intuition" is either a situation as under point 4), or a reasoning polluted by wishes and fears.

 

Please, to argue on intuition, use first at all the proper definition and take in account the latest scientifical studies in neurosciences and consciousness. I really get problems with materialistic views that still spread beliefs and wrong information about human decision making.

Thomas Menk's comment, September 26, 2013 4:29 AM
.. danke Philippe für deinen Kommentar, den ich in einigen Punkten unterschreibe. Generell tue ich mich schwer, wenn man Intuition nur auf Erfahrungswissen, wie auch immer man dieses dann definiert, begrenzt. Intuition ist weit mehr als das. Trotzdem fand ich den Kontext dieses Artikels interessant, dass ein Berater für Islamic Leadership in einer Zeitschrift aus Abu Dhabi einen solchen Artikel für die Leser für wichtig hält. Ich persönlich habe keinerlei Erfahrungen über Führungs- und Entscheidungskultur in Middle East, finde es trotzdem toll, das Intuition, auch wenn der Autor hier keinen wissenschaftlichen Hintergrund vermuten lässt, in diesen Ländern als Thema diskutiert wird.
Philippe Vallat's comment, September 26, 2013 4:49 AM
Danke Thomas. Der Kontext ist spannend und ich habe kaum mehr Erfahrung als du. Immerhin hätte ich schon eine andere Qualität anstatt einer Durchmischung "intuition - gut feelings - instinct" erwartet.
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Intuitive intelligence in leadership

Intuitive intelligence in leadership | Intuition | Scoop.it


Can you think of an occasion where you’ve had a gut feeling that something wasn’t right about a significant business issue but didn’t listen to your intuition and later regretted it? Do you often doubt your intuition in favour of hard evidence to support your business decision? If so, you may be underutilising one of the most powerful leadership tools: your intuitive intelligence. We use our instinct and intuition in many facets of our lives. It may be one thing to do so in your personal life – but perhaps quite another to use it at work? Many people may feel that intuition has little or no place in business, that decisions should be based on empirical evidence rather than on trusting your gut feeling. But there is increasing evidence that intuition is more than merely a feeling. Many scientists now believe that it is, in fact, the result of our brains piecing together information and experiences to come to different, and less obvious solutions and conclusions. Publications, such as ‘Intelligent Memory: Improve the Memory That Makes You Smarter’, by neuroscientist Barry Gordon, show that decision-making and intuition are inextricably linked.....

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Cultivating Intuition | Jack Canfield

Cultivating Intuition | Jack Canfield | Intuition | Scoop.it
Deepen Your Intuition

Although intuition is something everyone has, you must cultivate it to receive the maximum benefit. Here are five tips to help you access and use your intuition to greater effect.

Use meditation to deepen your intuition. Regular meditation will help you clear your mind of distractions, as well as teach you how to better recognize the subtle impulses from within. As you become more attuned to your inner world, you’ll be able to more quickly and easily pick out the sound of your higher self or higher power speaking to you through words, images and sensations.

Make time to listen. Life is busy, and in the rush to achieve our tasks and goals, it’s easy to forget to stop and tune into our higher wisdom. Devote time every day – and even multiple times each day – to consciously giving your intuition center stage.

Ask questions. Don’t be passive when communicating with your intuition. Step up and ask for answers to the questions you are struggling with.

Write down your answers. Intuitive impressions are subtle and can “evaporate” quickly. Neuroscience research indicates that intuitive insights not captured within 37 seconds will likely never be recalled again. Many people find journal writing to be a highly effective way to access their intuition. Try it – you’ll be amazed at the clarity of what comes through.

Take immediate action. When you act on the information you receive, you’ll find that you get more and more intuitive impulses. After a while, you’ll be living in flow. Intuition works best when we trust it. The more you demonstrate faith in your intuition, the more you will reap the rewards. Whether you want to make more money, make better decisions, solve problems more quickly, or create winning plans, tuning into your intuition will help you achieve your goals. Trusting your intuition is trusting yourself. The more you trust yourself, the more success you will have.

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Does intuition equal emotional intelligence?

Does intuition equal emotional intelligence? | Intuition | Scoop.it

There was an interesting article by Sarina Russo in the Weekend Australian (25/1/14) Extra sense that gives women an edge where she argues that emotional intelligence is equal to intuition. Sarina defines emotional intelligence as the capacity to recognise an opportunity and act on your gut feeling, even when you're inundated with facts, figures and adverse advice. She also argues that while men possess emotional intelligence, women use it much more effectively. I have frequently heard speakers argue, like Sarina, that the secret of emotional intelligence is to go with the flow. I disagree. Indeed, I believe the opposite holds true. Salovey and Mayer, who coined the term emotional intelligence, defined it as the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Similarly, Daniel Goleman, in his widely accepted 4 step model of EQ, defines the second step as self-regulation or being able to control your emotions. The example he uses in his book, Emotional Intelligence, is the famous marshmallow study by Walter Mishel. It is the 10% of children who can delay self-gratification and not eat the marshmallow in front of them that subsequently succeed in life.......

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The Role of Intuition in a World of Big Data

The Role of Intuition in a World of Big Data | Intuition | Scoop.it

In the fairly recent past, I worked as a part of the leadership team at a company that was built and run almost entirely on the intuition and instincts of a small group of founders. There was plenty of raw data and a good deal of relevant information around too, but when it came to the critical decisions around strategy, key customer relationships and managing enterprise risk, the information generally took second place to the senior leadership’s gut feelings. Given that this approach had built a highly profitable, $4 billion-revenue public company from scratch in less than a decade, it was hard to argue with — at least for as long as the founders were around and active. However, as the business grew it was clearly going to be harder, and eventually impossible, for every key decision to be vetted by the core set of “intuitions” that had driven success. It was also going to be increasingly difficult to keep regulators and the market (in the form of financial and industry analysts) happy that the business was being run on a sound footing. Even some of the large customers began to question why we were using  incomplete or out-of-date information to manage customer relationships. We never seemed to know as much about them as they expected us to.....

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Essen mit Herz - „Intuitives Essen“ geht mit einer guten Wahrnehmung und Beachtung der eigenen Körpersignale einher

Essen mit Herz - „Intuitives Essen“ geht mit einer guten Wahrnehmung und Beachtung der eigenen Körpersignale einher | Intuition | Scoop.it

Die Weihnachtsfeiertage sind vorbei und das neue Jahr hat begonnen. Tina hat nach der Festtagsschlemmerei und dem Silvesterfondue ein schlechtes Gewissen wegen ihrer zugenommenen Kilos. Ihrer Cousine geht es hingegen nicht so. Diese erzählt freudig: „Ich höre eben auf mein Bauchgefühl beim Essen“. Tina ist frustriert – ihr „Bauchgefühl“ wurde wohl von der schönen Atmosphäre und dem Anreiz des besonderen Essens überrollt. Tatsächlich unterscheiden sich Menschen darin, inwiefern sie beim Essen auf ihren Körper hören. Das Ausrichten des Essverhaltens nach inneren Hunger- und Sättigungssignalen wird in der Forschung als „intuitives Essen“ bezeichnet und in der Regel mit einem Fragebogen erfasst. Hierbei gibt man beispielsweise an, ob  man zu essen aufhört, wenn man sich voll fühlt, ob man aus Langeweile oder bei Stress isst (was negativ wäre) oder ob man auf seinen Körper beim Essen vertraut. Erste Studien zeigen, dass intuitives Essen mit einem gesunden Verhältnis zwischen Körpergewicht und Körpergröße (Body-Mass-Index, BMI) sowie mit persönlichem Wohlbefinden einhergeht. Sich nicht von seinen Launen, sondern dem richtigen Bauchgefühl leiten zu lassen,  hat also offenbar Vorteile.......

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How To Listen To Your Instincts (Your Brain Will Thank You)

How To Listen To Your Instincts (Your Brain Will Thank You) | Intuition | Scoop.it

Sure, we'd all love to trust our instincts—if only we could hear them. Martha Beck reveals how to quiet what you're thinking long enough to figure out what you actually feel.


"Listen to your intuition," they say. "Trust your gut." But what if you're so paranoid that you fret about a nuclear attack on rural Wyoming, or so optimistic that you watch Bambi over and over, certain that this time his mom will survive? What can you do to ensure that your true feelings aren't being distorted? The problem is that none of the folksy phrases telling us to trust our instincts explain what an "instinctive hunch" looks like. On top of this, we spend our whole lives being taught to override our intuition. We're taught to think things through, really think about it, give it some thought. News flash: Instincts aren't thoughts. They're grounded in feelings. And learning how to see through a thought-based reaction to the instinct beneath it is a powerful way to steer yourself toward a happy, healthy life......

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How to Have Intuitive Success

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When you are seeking more than brains, books and business know-how, tune into your intuition to make the best decisions. Intuition is the answer you get from an instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning. You may have heard people refer to it as a "gut instinct." However, your intuition is the all-knowing compass that can assist you in achieving success at an accelerated rate in every area of your life. To have intuitive success, you have to begin to listen to your inner voice and trust it enough to act on it. Your intuitive instinct can come to you in many ways. Here are a few ways to recognize and maximize on your instincts....

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Interview: "Trust intuition, try new things" are keys to success: Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- "Trust your intuition, and try new things" are the keys to success, said Arieh Warshel, 2013 Nobel laureate in chemistry, in an exclusive interview with Xinhua on Friday. Warshel met with Xinhua journalist in central Stockholm, where a busy Nobel week just started and will culminate in the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and the Nobel Banquet on Tuesday. As an Israeli, Warshel is proud of his national identity which nurtured him the unique Israeli intuition: "knowing there is a way to do things and finding out how to do it." Warshel pointed out that Israelis also like to improvise, "if they don't have all the parts of something, they would take it apart from something else -- they could build an airplane from a tractor." It is essentially his "way of thinking and doing things with intuition and improvisation" that has contributed to his success. "My style of doing things has mostly been the Israeli style of improvisation, trying to guess how to do something and go and do it," said Warshel......

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Insights, Innovation and Intuition

Insights, Innovation and Intuition | Intuition | Scoop.it


I've written here many times about the conflict that many innovators often face when called on to make definitive decisions about customer needs and the best ideas to pursue as new products and services.  We've noted that innovation requires - no demands - people who are comfortable operating in an ambiguous stew of information, research, trends, insights and customer needs.  Few of these data points are developed with any statistical rigor, yet together they must provide a direction for the team to follow. For people who are more familiar with stark differences and quantitative answers, this sea of ambiguity is very difficult to confront.  Faced with hazy information, inferences, wants and needs, they are quick to try to identify the "best" and most certain data in the mix, rather than find the most important trends or currents that all the research suggests.  We've managed over the last 30 years to train people to be very decisive when the data are clear, and to be very hesitant when the data aren't clear or definitive.  The most common refrain is: "how can you be certain"?  In innovation, the fact is that you often can't.  If the data were evident and certain, the data would be evident and certain to everyone, and a solution wouldn't be radical or disruptive because everyone would be building it.....

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Fünf Geistesblitze: Mein Aha-Moment

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Mal setzt es im Beruf Nackenschläge, mal ruft man: Heureka! Und schon nimmt das Leben eine jähe Wendung. Von magischen Augenblicken erzählen Schauspieler Armin Rohde und Politikerin Claudia Roth, eine Bestseller-Autorin, ein Café-Gründer und ein Nobelpreisträger.......

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The Value of Intuition

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Anyone with any kind of spiritual sensibility cannot fail to be aware that a profound change is underway, very, very slowly, in the attitude [re:spirituality and intuition] that an increasing number of people have to one another and to our earthly environment. We have to look back to the 1960s and 1970s for the start of the cultural revolution. Before this, the world was recovering from the second of two world wars in half a century; few people expressed any interest in the welfare of the environment or knew anything much about the mystical faiths of the east. This change in attitude has formed part of the general acknowledgement that the spiritual domain is of profound importance in our everyday lives.


Two minds: the conscious mind and the unconscious mind


We’ve all used – and heard others use – the expression of being ‘in two minds’. As with many other long-established sayings, there is much wisdom in this phrase. For several centuries now, science has held that the mind is simply the name we give to the workings of the brain. However, over the past century, scientists have come to realize that this is only part of the truth. It is true that the brain interprets the input of our five senses – an operation that we can still regard as a function of the rational or conscious mind. But, as Sigmund Freud realized, humankind also possesses an unconscious mind that holds the data we accumulate about the world until we need to use it and also gives expression to our emotions.......

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How to Know When to Trust Your Gut

How to Know When to Trust Your Gut | Intuition | Scoop.it


Entrepreneurs live a life of constant decision making. Is that new person you just met a good fit with the company? Should you enter into a cooperative relationship with another firm? Is the financing deal in the works likely to be completed? These judgments are complex -- they involve a large number of intersecting factors and those factors change over time. Psychologists' research suggests that there are two modes of thought people use to make complex choices. The first involves looking carefully at the features of a set of options and making decisions in a reasoned manner. The other way is more intuitive and involves responding to the feelings that come up during the process of making choices, or following your gut. Often, we feel guilty about choosing from the gut, because we feel like our choices ought to be based on facts. It is valuable to know when you should go with your gut and when you should avoid it, follow these steps to reach better decisions......

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Harnessing Your Intuition - How to Hear That 'Inner Still Small Voice'

Harnessing Your Intuition - How to Hear That 'Inner Still Small Voice' | Intuition | Scoop.it

In order to access our inner wisdom or intuition, it is important to understand that we all have inner senses or intuitive capabilities. However, we may each experience our intuition in different ways. Some will tend to use clairsentience (“clear feeling”) where they will just “know ” the answer or feel it in their “gut” or in their “heart”. Others will use clairvoyance (“clear vision”) where they will receive an intuitive message through a vision, symbol or an image in their mind. And yet others may experience their inner sense as clairaudience (“clear hearing”) where they hear the answer as if by telepathy (this is not an hallucination). With practice a person can easily develop access to all 3 types of inner senses – it is much the same as building up a muscle at the gym. The more you use it, the more powerful and easily it flows. Going within through one of various forms or meditation, a quiet prayerful state, or sitting quietly in nature is the best means to cultivate your inner space to access your inner ‘still small voice’. We also can gain immediate access to our intuition in a busy, wakeful state whenever we are in our heart with great compassion or concern for a friend or a loved one. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to receive intuitive information when you are getting it for someone else?! It is easier to get into our heart or to have compassion for someone else than it is to do so for our selves. What keeps us from getting into our heart for our self to receive intuitive messages? We are limited in our ability to connect whenever we experience a sense of unworthiness (feeling unloved, guilty, ashamed), abandonment, anger or resentment, heartache, inadequacy or powerlessness, fear of the unknown, stress, or when we lose sight of who we really are. Once we remove these barriers (we give guided meditations as well as rapid tools and techniques to assist in our books Shift: 12 Keys to Shift Your Life and Shift: A Woman’s Guide to Transformation), it is important to establish new habits of heartfelt connectedness so that you can rapidly tap into the Universal Wisdom that lies within each of us......

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Your Intuition Is Your Answer

Your Intuition Is Your Answer | Intuition | Scoop.it

"When you know, you know."


I never understood this quote, until I understood it.


Nine years ago, I stood in the doorway of the house in which I currently live, and declared, "I'm home," without ever stepping foot inside.

One month later, I moved in.

 

Two and a half years ago, I visited my friend at her studio for a massage. Afterwards, she asked if I wanted to see the only available space on the property (which had just been listed for rent). I didn't know why I wanted to see it, until I knew.

 

I paused in the doorway, groggy from body work and stated, "This is my yoga studio." A week later, I signed a lease.

 

I know when I have arrived home. We all do. There is a clear difference between impulse and intuition. Impulsive action leads to a stampede of second guessing, the feeling of being out in the cold, confused and indecisive. The aftershocks of impulse may take a while to appear, but they always do. Intuitive action leads us home, without a doubt in our minds, we are safe-inside of ourselves....

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