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Do you use intuition to make decisions?

  1. Alistair Olver profile image66
    Alistair Olverposted 5 years ago

    Do you use intuition to make decisions?

    I think using you intuition to make decisions is the best way, then you are being true to yourself rather than being influenced unduly by someone elses opinion, which often starts when we are young and impressionable!

  2. JANE33 profile image61
    JANE33posted 5 years ago

    Intuition is a factor everybody has. It's that small feeling within that frequently leads us for the right decision. And Yes we can you use intuition to make decisions.

    Intuition is useful, because every occasionally it leads you to definitely something that can't be accomplished otherwise. Lots of lives happen to be saved by intuition alone. Choices are simpler made if armed with this gift

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    I trust myself completely when sober.  Some people just give me a really bad vibe, and I will not willingly associate with those persons....there are some people who's very voice gives me the creeps, and so I won't talk to those persons if I can help it.

    For instance, that preacher of atheism Sam Harris...hearing him talk literally makes me physically ill.  I can not watch his youtube videos...I'd wind up vomiting.

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      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "I trust myself completely when sober...." - too funny!!! :0)

    2. JANE33 profile image61
      JANE33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You really make me laugh!

  4. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I often use my intuition to make decisions. So far in my life, my intuition is overwhelmingly correct whether I took heed or not.

  5. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    Sometimes I rely on my intuition...when it's the only thing left. My main-stay, however, is prayer, intellect, experience, logic and sound reason. I rarely trust my heart and my gut either leads me astray or into the kitchen. :0)

    1. JANE33 profile image61
      JANE33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Cj

    2. profile image0
      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice to know that somebody does. :0)

  6. Alistair Olver profile image66
    Alistair Olverposted 5 years ago

    It is a shame you don't trust your heart more, this is your emotional centre. In chinese acupuncture, if you open the heart channel, all other channels will open and there is less likelyhood of developing undue health issues. And you shouldn't feel guilty if you get drawn into the kitchen for something to eat, but trust in your instincts as it is you want to eat.

    1. JANE33 profile image61
      JANE33posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That very funny Alistair

  7. JimTxMiller profile image76
    JimTxMillerposted 5 years ago

    I've always gone with my gut over my head in most decisions. Not to say I never think before doing, but I firmly believe we are wired to weigh all available data on a subconscious level. Intuition, therefore, might be seen as the decision of the committee of the whole.

  8. Seek-n-Find profile image88
    Seek-n-Findposted 5 years ago

    I believe decision-making is like making a salad--there are several different parts to it, all of which are important to make the salad complete.  And there are different salads for different purposes just as there can be different methods of decision making based on the situation.  Intuition often starts the process for me--I have a "sense" about something.  But I usually go deeper and then explore the topic from multiple angles.  Many times the logic and heart end up confirming what the intuition first showed me.  But sometimes the intuition goes against my logic.  In these cases, I tend to lean towards the intuition because it seems to understand what my limited logic cannot.  But if the intuition goes against my heart, then I won't follow it--however that rarely  happens.  To me, intuition is my spirit which understands spiritual things that my mind cannot always comprehend.  And my spirit is one with God's spirit who lives inside of me so I believe that is one way He communicates with me.  It is like his whispers to my soul.  There are standards that I hold, based on the Word of God, that are a measuring stick.  If an "intuition" decision went against something I clearly know through wisdom and revelation I would not follow it--but again--that has not been my experience.  My logic seems to get me in trouble more than anything else because there is so much I don't know or understand and listening to logic alone often limits me.  Great question!

    1. Alistair Olver profile image66
      Alistair Olverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I personally believe in a personal spirit that is our trueselves, which will lead to happiness for ourselves. Issues of self esteem could therefore be related to a disconnection with our intuition caused by whatever.