– Google search, Aug 2 2016
According to Google, intuition is defined as the ability to understand something without the need for conscious reasoning. In layman’s terms, it means the ability to just know something without knowing how you know it. The beauty of intuition is that it is something that lives within each of us. The challenge with intuition is we don’t always know how to find it.
See, we all have the capacity to connect with our intuition. But in today’s day and age, there is so much background “noise” in our lives – things like emails, and text messages, and 24-hour news cycles, and smart phones that always ping – that it can drown out the gentle murmurs of our intuition. But just because we can’t hear it doesn’t mean our intuition isn’t there. It’s there, I promise.
Connecting with your intuition in today’s modern world takes a degree of intentionality. It can be done easily, if we consciously choose to do it. To help you learn to be intentional, I’m sharing some very concrete steps I do to turn the volume down on life’s background noise and magnify the soft voice of my intuition.
Intuition. As I age, gain more life experience, and grow my self-awareness,
the more I learn to listen to it…. to trust it… to follow it.
Things I Do to Connect With My Intuition
Or, how about another way to do this… how about learning to be okay with the anxiety that might come with being in limbo? How about learning to say, “I’m not sure yet. I will need to think about it.” So many of the things we do in life are done to avoid discomfort. An approach that helps me is to tolerate some discomfort while giving my intuition an opportunity to make itself known.
See right now, even as I write this blog, I’m using some of these tricks. I stared at my computer screen for a full five minutes, stuck on how to wrap this up… not sure what to write for the conclusion. So what did I do? I got up to take a shower. Rather than struggling through the process and forcing myself to finish, I got up and took a break. This break allowed my brain time to process on a deeper level, and my intuition showed up! After I took my shower, I was clear on what I wanted my closing thoughts to be…
You’re Not Alone
Life is cyclical in nature, filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and millions of moment in-between. It’s important to understand that you are not alone in this journey. Even if you are by yourself, your intuition is always there with you… waiting patiently for you to listen to its guidance and follow its path forward. Hopefully the tactics I talked about in this blog will help you find it.
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