Thursday, January 20, 2011

INTUITION - Pay Attention to What Your Gut Tells You

If you use only logic to make decisions, you’ll miss the inner voice that can tell you if something feels right or wrong. Combining reason with your instincts leads to better choices.

How often do you consult both sides of your brain before making important decisions?
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein, American physicist
“Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level." - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go unto the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself." - Alan Alda, American actor 
“A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, American author


  1. In conscious awareness, you can focus on only a fraction of what your brain is working on. So when "something is telling you something," it's probably some part of your brain you haven't been paying attention to recently. Better check it out!

    You need intuition to validate what your logic tells you. And you need logic to validate what your intuition tells you.

  2. Great point about paying attention to what your subconscious is trying to tell you, Denny. Too many times we dismiss those nudges, and as a result we miss out on important insights and opportunities. Thanks for that important reminder!

  3. Thanks Meredith for sharing this. I'm paying a high price (time & energy)for neglecting my intuition..what a lesson in life..failed to be true to myself. Now, I'm reminding myself everyday that I can pick myself up; gather the pieces, make notes on what the results are showing and Move on.. Most importantly, pay close attention to what my inner voice is saying. Learning to minimise the mind chatter; be still & listen for the Inner Voice :) Tks for the reminder!

  4. Thanks for sharing your experience, Esther. One good thing about those painful lessons is that we tend to remember them longer. Take consolation in the fact that the price you paid this time may save you from paying a higher price later.

  5. Thank you Meredith, for taking the time to give me your words of encouragement! And also a reminder to be grateful! Grateful for the chance to walk-out of the experience; realise the lesson(s) behind it all & share it with others - all this with my head still on shoulders. It is indeed a high price to pay - But its All worth it because it raises my level of awareness in All the choices I make. Like you said it would help me avoid paying a higher price later. Thank you for the opportunity to share this on your site :)


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