What Is Intuition?
By Remez Sasson
Here are a few definitions of intuition:
Knowledge gained not through the reasoning process or the five senses.
Subconscious quick thought processes that produce knowledge or solutions.
An ability to draw conclusions and understanding from previously acquired experiences and information.
It is instinctive knowledge or belief.
It is a gut feeling.
Intuition is often called the sixth sense or a hunch.
Intuition is not a conscious process, and it is not a step-by-step procedure using logic, reasoning and common sense.
What is intuition?
It is a subconscious process of being open to information, receiving information, and becoming aware of what to do, how to solve a certain problem, or how to achieve a certain plan or goal.
It can be also termed as psychic knowledge or understanding.
Where does intuition come from?
It is knowledge stored in your subconscious mind.
It appears through subconscious interpretation of body language.
It is the product of very quick thinking and conclusion making.
It is manifests due to quick understanding of a problem or situation, too quick for the reasoning mind.
Accessing knowledge not available to the five senses.
Accessing the collective subconscious, or some higher realms.
People often use the following phrases when talking about intuition:
My heart is telling me...
I don't know why, but I am sure...
How do you become aware of intuition?
It is a sort of sensation that you feel inside you.
It is some sort of understanding without words.
You feel inner certainty.
You become aware of mental images that pop up into your mind.
You become aware of words that repeat themselves in your mind.
Sudden understanding of what you need to do.
Being aware of a solution.
You feel an inner urge to act in a certain way.
So what is intuition?
It could be all of the above.
It is the ability to process information from the outside world, as well information within your subconscious mind, from past experiences and knowledge, things you have heard and seen, as well as knowledge and information outside your mind and beyond your immediate environment.
Can you develop your intuition?
Yes, you can develop your intuition by being more aware of this little voice within you, by calming down the incessant chatter of your mind, by improving your concentration ability, and also by practicing meditation.
Please remember, not all inner sensations, gut feelings or sudden understandings are intuition. Think before you act and use your common sense and reasoning, but also, don't be afraid to follow your intuition.