How to Listen to Your Intuition
Intuition may seem like an abstract concept that few people practise, yet in actuality, it’s a fundamental part of life. f you’ve ever made a decision based on the first thing that popped into your head and it happened to work out, then you’ve experienced the power of intuition firsthand. This article will help you learn how to listen to your intuition to make better, instinctive, decisions.
What is intuition?
The word intuition comes from Latin roots meaning to look within. It refers to our ability to make decisions based on feelings that seem outside of rational consciousness, and beyond our ability to explain or justify. It’s about being able to listen carefully and honour what we know. The foundation of intuitive awareness is a quiet mind, so meditation is an excellent starting point for learning how to tune in.
Developing inner listening skills
Learning how to listen to your intuition is all about training yourself to tune into your inner voice. If you’re not accustomed to doing so, it can feel difficult or unusual. The key to developing inner listening skills lies in learning how to move your focus from what is going on around you, instead directing it to what is happening in your mind. Take time out from noise and media, find a quiet space and tune in. This can be any moment you are able to actively remove yourself from tasks at hand, or even last thing at night. Take time to reflect on your day. What problems did you have? Were there decisions in which you felt conflicted? Did any of those choices end up in success?
How a combination of decision-making models can help us make better choices
Although tapping into our intuition is valuable, there does need to be a balance. Critical thinking has a crucial part to play in many decisions, and combining this with self-awareness will put you on the path to improved decision making.