You know that 'gut feeling' you just have at times, or the 'sixth sense' that people talk about?
Well, that's your intuition.
You just know what is going to happen or what someone is going to say. Honestly, it's an intriguing concept for humans. Here's the thing though, intuition is much more than your 'gut feeling'. Your intuition is that tiny push you need to take you to a particular path. It can be thought of as that pit in your gut that just knows when to warn you about something and assures you that nothing is wrong at a given moment or whether you can trust a person. It helps humans make decisions.
It is also vital to aspect to human life. It takes a quiet trail in people's lives while also having a significant impact. Pretty ironic for something that has such a soft-spoken voice.
Intuition is simply the capability to comprehend something instinctively, without the involvement of conscious reasoning.
Recent studies by Sonia Choquette, a spiritual leader, show that one's intuition is much more likely to improve one's decision-making process by approximately 10 %. Essentially, follow your intuition; the decisions you make may just be 10% better. It has to be noted, though, your intuition is very subtle, and you may only remember it exceptionally passively.
According to Swami Durgananda (Ph.D. Scholar), the more we permit ourselves to be led by our senses, the less in touch with our intuition. The intuition of humans has nothing to do with instincts. She termed intuition as something that is an experience of bliss.
The sixth sensory humans (those humans that have activated their intuition) can understand themselves more and comprehend that they are much more than an ego. They are said to have opened a new world that has access to creativity and awareness. Moreover, they are more connected with others and the world around them, both physically and spiritually. They are said to be highly intuitive and are aware that their true self is their spirit.
So how exactly do you become more intuitive?
- Practice meditation
Like any cliché guru promoting meditation, meditation is actually an influential tool. Particularly when it comes to helping build intuition. Meditation facilitates one to be more connected with one's mind, spirit and body. Just a few solid 15 minutes a day is enough to do the trick.
- Start thinking different
Yes, this does sound quite controversial, especially to an Indian audience, but intuition is being advocated for. Thinking out of the box and wandering astray from the norm allows you to access the information you never knew existed. It makes humans available for something completely novel. It aids in expanding energy, opening people to new information, and creating a dynamic for the individual.
- Test your hunches
Just take the risk and trust your hunches. Besides, studies show that intuition improves decision-making by 10%, so we might as well put this to the test.
- Change up your daily routine
Surprise yourself once in a while and do something out of the ordinary. Go away for a bit, or just take yourself away from the daily hustle. Clearing your schedule helps a lot.
- Learn from the past
Something everyone should practice is learning from our mess-ups. Humans must recall what they did and learn from it. So what if your intuition betrayed you? It's entirely okay for this to happen. Everyone makes mistakes; learning from them is the underlying objective.
A lot of individuals aren't tapping into their intuition and making use of it as they should. The goal should be to listen and use your intuition at the moment. Remember, intuition is not a thought awareness; it is sensory awareness.