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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

Fünf Geistesblitze: Mein Aha-Moment | Intuition | Scoop.it


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'

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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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Using and developing intuition in the decision-making process

Using and developing intuition in the decision-making process | Intuition | Scoop.it

How can one use intuition in decision-making?

The short answer is as a tool. I am not suggesting that anyone use only intuition for making a decision. I do believe, though, our gut instincts can lead us to further investigation of options. My parents are great at this. A while ago, they were in the process of buying a house. Both my mother and father had a gut feeling about a leak in the basement. They were assured it would be fixed and it was a very simple problem. Even though their realtor later said the leak was fixed, because of their gut feeling, they made sure they checked the leak again before they closed. The leak was not corrected. The sellers said they would fix the leak after the closing. My parents then immediately backed out because of a second gut feeling that the leak was a bigger issue, the sellers would not fix it and they would be stuck with a huge bill. Thank God they did. A couple of days after my parents turned down the house, workmen were in the front yard with backhoe, tearing up the yard. My parents were finally told that the owners had to gut the entire bathroom, start from scratch and build a new one. How did the decision-making process work for my parents? After the initial emotional response of loving the house and putting money down on it, they got a gut feeling about the leak. They then looked at all the evidence, such as the leak not being fixed, the possible issues that might be involved in the leak and made a logical decision. In this case, the gut feeling prompted them to be on the lookout for evidence, a leak that was not fixed, that the logical mind might use.....

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Why Big Data will never beat business intuition

Why Big Data will never beat business intuition | Intuition | Scoop.it

It might well offer many benefits to companies, but don’t worship it as the new business religion.

 

Big Data is big business. Sensors, GPS tracking, math modeling, and artificial intelligence offer companies real-time market insights at massive scale and open the door to unprecedented ways of monitoring, targeting, and measuring employees and customers. Analyst firm Gartnerpredicts that enterprises adopting Big Data technologies will "outperform competitors by 20 percent in every available financial metric." Big Data might well be "the new oil," but I would caution us not to worship it as the new religion. Amidst all the data frenzy, we are not only losing a more holistic view of business but also a part of our humanity. How much space do we leave for creativity if we equate better living with better algorithms? I am not a dataphobe, but I am concerned about relying only on data. I am not against quantitative metrics, but I question their authority as the main indicators of business performance, prosperous societies, and meaningful lives. Big Data comes with many benefits, but let's complement it with Big Intuition.....

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Beim Lernen unter Stress setzt das Gehirn eher auf unbewusste Strategie.

Beim Lernen unter Stress setzt das Gehirn eher auf unbewusste Strategie. | Intuition | Scoop.it

Müssen wir unter Stress neue Informationen aufnehmen, schaltet unser Gehirn vermehrt unbewusste Lernmechanismen ein. Neurowissenschaftler aus Bochum fanden jetzt heraus: In belastenden Situationen aktivieren Stresshormone spezielle Schalter für unbewusstes Lernen. Die Wissenschaftler um Lars Schwabe blockierten im Gehirn von 40 Probanden medikamentös die Rezeptoren bestimmter Stresshormone, der Mineralocorticoide. Weitere 40 Teilnehmer erhielten ein Placebo. Jeder Zweite musste seine Hand in Eiswasser halten – was binnen Kurzem einen stechenden Schmerz verursacht. Derart gestresst absolvierten die Probanden eine Lernaufgabe, den so genannten Wettervorhersage-Test: Aus Spielkarten mit verschiedenen Symbolen galt es sich zu merken, welche Kartenkombination Regen und welche Sonnenschein ankündigen. Wie die anschließende Befragung ergab, hatten die zuvor gestressten Probanden aus der Placebogruppe meist aus dem Bauch heraus versucht, das Wetter vorherzusagen. Dagegen lernten gestresste Teilnehmer mit blockierten Mineralocorticoid-Rezeptoren eher wie ihre unbelasteten Mitstreiter, in dem sie bewusst eine Regel formulierten. Dabei schnitten sie von allen Probanden am schlechtesten ab.......

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Intuition is Intelligence for Your Life

Intuition is Intelligence for Your Life | Intuition | Scoop.it

Intuition is so simple yet we continually complicate it.

Intuition is that little  voice you hear when you are getting ready to go out that says, “Take the umbrella.” And, it’s the internal pull you feel toward befriending one single solitary person when in a room full of people. It is also the sickening sense you get when you know you’ve been betrayed even before the facts come out.

Intuition is a form of intelligence.

And just what is intelligence? Intelligence is the ability to understand and use information to navigate your life. Intuition tells us it’s going to rain before we listen to the weather, that someone across the room is going to become your new best friend or future mate or that someone has lied and betrayed you. This is useful information for your life. And that’s just what your intuition is there for, to give you useful information about your life.

So, why do we complicate intuition?

We mix up intuition with psychism, and mediumistic phenomena and speak about it all in the same breath when in reality the three are very different. Psychism goes beyond the self to gather information about others. Mediumiship is communication with discarnate beings. While not everyone is a psychic or a medium, everyone is intuitive. Our non-stop busy world is full of distractions that make it easy to overlook these subtle pieces of information. Intuition flashes through the mind so quickly that if we don’t train ourselves to listen or become aware of our bodily reactions we quickly forget them and move on to the next thing. If you listen to your internal voice, become aware of your gut reactions (that pull toward or feeling of aversion) which is how your body communicates you will be equipped with more information with which to make better decisions and choices in your life; even if it is simply that you don’t get caught in a downpour because you left your umbrella at home.....

 

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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

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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 11:43 AM

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 1:29 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 1:49 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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Intuition or analysis? How do CEO’s make decisions when faced with uncertainty?

Intuition or analysis? How do CEO’s make decisions when faced with uncertainty? | Intuition | Scoop.it

Do your feelings inform your decisions, or do you rely on analysis? Or perhaps a mix of the two? We hear often these days how the future is uncertain. Both private and public sector organisations have to deal with increasing levels of uncertainty as they plan their future direction. What I can tell you is that every CEO I have had the privilege to coach over the last few years has used intuition rather than analysis to make key business decisions....

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The Difference Between Your Intuition and Wishful Thinking

The Difference Between Your Intuition and Wishful Thinking | Intuition | Scoop.it

 

One of the main things that people learning to rekindle their relationship with their intuition struggle with is differentiating between what is a genuine intuitional message and what is simply wishful thinking or the ego in disguise.  While the entire article below is dedicated to thoroughly answering that question, I will offer a couple of pieces of advice based on my own experience.  For me, intuitional messages always have an intensely physical/emotional component, where as wishful thinking/ego is generally confined to the mind/intellect.  When I am receiving guidance from my intuition, I feel it — if the intuitional message is a warning, I get a sinking feeling along with a sudden mental flash and if it is a clarifying intuitive message, it tends to produce elation and inspiration in whatever direction is needed (in addition to the sudden flash of thought).  That brings up another point — my intuitional urgings always come as flashes of insight and this definitely differentiates them from the normal, more ‘logical’ thought processes I may otherwise be engaged in.....

 


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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, August 8, 2013 5:16 AM

So to know the difference between intuition and wishful thinking, pay attention to how you feel and what you’re (trying) to do with the information.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 8, 2013 11:50 AM

Yesss... the problem is spotted... one of the main-main problems... you should but you should be careful... now, OK, but which when... so, good thinking about it further on...:-)))

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Decisions: Roles of Intuition and Cognition

Decisions: Roles of Intuition and Cognition | Intuition | Scoop.it

In terms of the decision-making process, intuition occurs before cognition. The important practical implication of this process is this: if we don’t grasp the underlying emotions and how intuition is driving a decision or action, then we really don’t understand it. Thus, behind every single decision or action, there will be an emotion or a collection of emotions driving it. An excellent illustrator of the connection between intuition and cognition is radar. Let the appearance of something on radar represent intuition and the actual sighting of it be cognition. The key implication of this metaphor is that intuition comes before cognition in our entire decision-making process. The movement of something from radar to an actual sighting represents the movement of feelings into thoughts and finally into decisions and actions. The diagram to the right expresses this relationship. Moving from left to right, intuition processes our emotions which are typically a collection of feelings. Our emotions create our desires, wants and needs. Through these intuition gives our cognition direction. This direction allows cognition to create thoughts. Using techniques such as reason and logic, through cognition a collection of thoughts coalesce into a rationale. These rationales form the expressible, concrete foundation of our decisions and actions. In short, this decision-making process transforms our vague, generalized emotions into concrete decisions and actions. An excellent metaphor is the igniting of gasoline. Without the concrete form of an engine and car, this event is a potentially harmful explosion. With that form, the event becomes a transformative tool in our lives. Similarly, without the techniques and tools to express ourselves, our emotions lack a practicality that will allow us to enhance our lives. In some cases, they might even harm ourselves and others....

 

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