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Intuition, Our Inner Mentor
Struggling with choice
Each and every human being will be faced with making decisions numerous times throughout a single day. To even attempt to place a number on the overwhelming amount of choices made in a lifetime, we can safely label, ludicrous.
A close look at the many interesting facets of human personality that play an intricate role in the choices we make, should shine a spotlight on our "intuition." What is this mysterious aspect of the mind that plays such a vital role in our decision-making process and where does it come from? How does it prove time and again to direct us toward the ideal road to follow?
Intuition is a capability of the human brain that has often been accorded a mystical position and almost spiritual quality. However, intuition is not the result of some magical, guiding force. It is in fact, the quiet, gentle voice inside us that strives to get our attention. Regretfully, it often fails to guide and direct us in the way it intends to. Sometimes, it does get through because we hear it with somber attentiveness and react to our benefit. When it comes to our own well-being, intuition is almost always correct.
This thing called intuition, in reality is the result of the programs within us, designed to protect us. These programs send messages of survival from our genetic selves to our conscious personalities. Interestingly enough, many experts and professionals teach that these intuitive programs may be created by our genetic codes. These programs are designed to guide us in making the best possible choices throughout our life, in circumstances of great importance.
It is curious in our society, that in spite of the growing understanding of the human mind, we may tend to ignore our own intuition.
The big question then becomes, "Why." Why would we humans ignore one of humankind's most vital mental capabilities? That which is our very own personal inner alarm system.
There is no single reason, no perfectly accurate answer. However, one clearly evident thought on this is that the concept of intuition is confused with a misleading and totally inaccurate flurry of myths. First things first, let's try to clarify these myths; shall we?
Without a rational explanation of and ability to grasp a concept, we can sadly be left floundering to fully understand the human condition. This is a basic necessity when attempting to embrace the clear messages which are generated by our conscience and the awareness of basic human nature. To connect to our inner mentor is to have to our avail our best and most intimate teacher in life. This would be pure foolishness to disregard.
Myths about Intuition
Let's take a look at some of the erroneous thoughts about Human Intuition. The top 5 myths are:
1. Some people have intuiton, some do not.
This is untrue. Intuition is part of the programming process of every human brain. We come into the world with the necessary building blocks for the development of programmed intuition, already established. It is part of human life.
2. Women have stronger intuition than men.
Men, this may hurt a bit, but be brave. It's fairly common knowledge, amongst the majority of the human race that women simply listen better and more often than men. Women are also, in general, more apt to accept suggestion more readily than their male counterparts.
3. Intuition happens by chance, like accidents.
This is also False. Intuition, being a real facet of our programming, happens as a natural result of the psysiological functioning of the brain.
4. Intuition cannot be controlled.
As with any group of programs that direct us, we can recognize that intuitive messages are something that can be practised and enhanced. Hopefully, at a certain point in life, we have learned that listening to the quiet voice of our own intuition is a very natural facet of the human mind
5. We can better trust objective choices over intuition.
This is partially true, because the facts and repeated results point to the very best choices being a combination of intuition and objectivity. Note: We must take all precautions to understand the vast difference between intuition and an unconscious desire for wish fulfillment.
How, might we discern these differences? To be sure, this is not a simple task. For instance, when emotions are high and passion is guiding our actions, logic wanes and to say the least, our brain is not functioning within the rules of reason. To explain in a more basic manner, recall a time you fell deeply in love. There you are, happy and comfy and feeling confident, walking into walls and sighing....a lot. Fine. This is all wonderful. After all, LOVE, makes the world go 'round, right?
In matters of the heart, it follows that we hope, make wishes, create dreams and draw our plans. All caught up in a whirlwind, our poor little inner voice cannot scream loudly enough to get our attention. No matter how desperately our "intuition" attempts to send up red flags or pump our brakes, we go on following emotion blindly. There can only be a possible handful of men & women in the Universe who do not understand this scenario.
With the exception of that elite handful, the hard earned lessons we learn, speak directly to the avoidance or denial of clear warnings via Intuition. I doubt you disagree.
For any number of reasons stated herein, as well as my own personal experiences with my intuitive nature, I firmly believe if we would all take serious heed of the voice within us, we would experience much fewer regrets in life....by listening.... and avoid the Falling Rock.
It can certainly be validating to know, No, I wasn't stupid, deaf, dumb or blind.. I really wasn't. I just "wasn't listening." My gut tried so hard to warn me and I could not or would not pay attention. Look around my friend, we are all very much alike and often make the same mistakes. Is there even a remote possibility there's something so terribly wrong with all of us in terms of stumbling and falling upon the rocky road of life? This is highly doubtful. It makes much more sense and passes our reason detector, to admit we simply failed to acknowledge Our Inner Mentor.
Do you believe it's imperative to learn to connect with this mentor and respect it's purpose and assistance? It Is. I promise you, it is.
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