The dictionary defines intuition as immediate cognition, “quick and ready” insight or the act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes. It comes from the Latin word “intueri” which means to “look within.” Intuition is direct and immediate knowledge. It tells you what you need to know, when you need to know it.
Intuition is a resource that provides an additional level of information that does not come from the analytical, logical, rational side of the brain. It can be a reliable and valuable tool when its language is understood and developed. Accurate intuition enables you to gain vital and valuable insight into yourself and those around you, including your partner.
Doubt is awful. You wake up in the morning feeling convinced the relationship is over and you just have to end it and get on with your life. By the afternoon you’ve flip-flopped and decided to give him another chance. After all, he’s under a lot of stress right now. But is that the right thing to do? Can your intuition help you decide what’s right?
To avoid being overwhelmed, let’s pretend you have three choices. Take a few minutes and do a “gut check” on each of the following options. Don’t try to think about them, just feel your body’s response.
Option 1 — This is “the one.” I want to continue the relationship.
Option 2 — I’m going to give this relationship a few more months and see if it will work out.
Option 3 — I want to end the relationship.
Which option felt the best?