Intuition is a term that can be described in many different ways. Some people say intuition is the ability to understand something without any reasoning process, or as some kind of sixth sense. An insight, your inner voice, a feeling in the pit of your stomach, a hunch or an innate knowing.
I like to think of it as a feeling that guides me. I just ‘know’ if something isn’t right, and I pull back from it. The more I really listen to this feeling, the better I get at picking up on it the next time. Sometimes, the feeling is subtle and sometimes it’s loud and might as well have flashing neon lights.
In this post we will explore the meaning of intuition and how it may help you make better decisions in your life, if you listen to it. Even Albert Einstein spoke a lot about the force of intuition and you will see many of his famous quotes included below.
Is Intuition Ever Wrong?
Intuition doesn’t work all the time. Intuition can be wrong and it’s important to remember that before following your intuition blindly. It takes experience and maturity to get to know yourself and trust your intuition.
How Do I Develop Intuition?
It’s difficult for many people to become naturally intuitive, but there are a few things that might help: meditation and mindfulness practices like yoga; paying attention when feelings come up spontaneously; practicing empathy with others’ challenges; learning about yourself through journaling; being open to the wisdom of others and considering your past experiences with your intuition.
Quotes About Intuition
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.” Albert Einstein
“I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.” Ingmar Bergman
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” Dean Koontz
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” Rumi
“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.” Deepak Chopra
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know why or how.” Albert Einstein
Trust Your Intuition Quotes
“The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become.” Gisele Bundchen
“Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.” Anne Wilson Schaef
“Intuition is always right in at least two important ways; It is always in response to something and it always has your best interest at heart.” Gavin De Becker
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein
“Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business – everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs.” David Lynch
“Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.” Madeleine L’Engle
“Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you.” Katori Hall
“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” Roy T. Bennett
“As hackneyed and cliche as it sounds, follow your heart. We are all given intuition and instincts, and sometimes it is hard to follow those instincts with the fears and pressures that surround us – but you have to do it.” Michael Feinstein
“To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.” Paulo Coelho
“A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.” Marilyn Monroe
“You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide.” Ingrid Bergman
“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” Henri Poincare
“Some people say there’s nothing new under the sun. I still think that there’s room to create, you know. And intuition doesn’t necessarily come from under this sun. It comes from within.” Pharrell Williams
“The intuition of free will gives us the truth.” Corliss Lamont
“If you let it, the noise of the world will drown out the voice of God, which is your intuition.” Oprah Winfrey
“Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.” Rita Mae Brown
“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.” C. JoyBell
“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein
“What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.” Shakti Gawain
“I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.” Kim Basinger
“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” Michael Burke
The above quotes about intuition are an interesting read. Have you ever considered how your gut feelings can help make decisions? If so, what was the outcome of that decision and did it feel like a good idea at the time? Tell us in the comments below!
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