Smile right now if you have ever had a “gut reaction” to something. Ok, if you are smiling, or even thought about it, you have personally experienced intuition, whether or not you have called it that.
Intuition is one of those ‘secret weapons’ we each have within us. We may or may not have cultivated as a business and personal life-enhancing tool that it is. So, take a moment and think about what intuition is. We all have it, yet are we in touch with it? Do we know what it is? Is it just something we listen to on occasion or only when it is really loud or strong? Or, do we use it in our life practices all along the way? We more than likely have some kind of idea about “intuition.” We probably have spoken of it as that “gut reaction” or “a hunch” or a “vibe” – it is kind of amorphous, this “intuition.” We may think of it as a feeling, a sensation, a reaction, but it really is way more than that. Give it a nod, and keep reading…
Intuition is defined in the dictionary as direct perception of truth, fact, etc. independent of any reasoning powers. In other words, we have the ability to acquire knowledge without the use of reason, our mind. Intuition comes from a Latin word that loosely translated means to look within or to contemplate.
So let’s answer this question: How important is it in our daily life? Well, truth is, intuition is critical and we use it much more than we are consciously aware. It’s when we listen to that voice or feeling that says to drive a different way than usual, and then later we discover there was an accident or something happened on our normal route. Or when all of the rational signals on a deal line up but there is something that just doesn’t feel right. Have we ever pushed down that niggling feeling and gone ahead with that contract and wished we had listened to that feeling?
The bottom line in these dynamic and rapidly changing times is that incorporating our intuition into our standard business screening criteria can mean the difference between accomplishment and disappointment. We can no longer live by our analytical brain alone.
The key to integrated success in our professional and personal worlds is in acknowledging, learning, and further developing our intuition. Take time to listen deeply, strongly, trustingly Learn to honor that experience. It seems anytime there is a decision to be made, we can weigh the pros and cons in our mind all day long and maybe come up with a well thought out decision, but it is our intuition, that perspective without the benefit of the senses or the mind, which really controls the ability to make the right decision.
It is time to break out of the constant energy of thought and move into our creative intuitional sense of what is going on. It will serve us well every step of the way; it is just a matter of practice.
How to Activate Your Intuitive Self
Clear your Mind and Stay Calm
When you’re emotionally unstable, intuition can work against you. Perhaps you had a bad day at work, or live in constant worry about your overdue bills.
Such clatter in mind ends up clouding your judgement. Take time to sober up before making any serious or final calls to activate your inner intuition.
Notice the Small Ques
A great sense of intuition heavily relies on your attention to the small details. Being aware of the little staff around you is taking the first step toward developing an intuitive nature.
For example, after you download MetaTrader 4, keeping an eye on the forex indicator details will help you make better future trading decisions all based on your gut.
Focus on You
It’s always good to consider external factors such as stats and behavioural patterns. However, it proves more profitable to stick to your game plan and believe in your own strategy.
It is indeed time to set ourselves free from our minds and move into our hearts where all the information for our existence resides.
Integrating the mind and the heart will not only help our business life prosper, but it will also make our whole life more fulfilling than we may be able to imagine right now. Sound good? Now how does that feel in your gut? If your mind and your gut agree, then you have an integrated green light … go! With that body-mind integration, whatever you set your sights on is much more likely to occur. Allow your intuition to become a more important part of your decision-making process.