Has our gut got more brains than our brain?
Francie (name changed), a 15 year old girl was walking back to home from the bus stand after her school. It was raining heavenly with thunder and lightening and she was enjoying every bit of it. Suddenly, something made her to stop abruptly. When she looked , she could see a fire ball striking on the ground right in front of her. As she recalls the incident today, she is grateful for that hunch which made her to stop walking to her death. She remembers the day with a shiver down her spine as she was just one step away from the lightening to struck on her.
In the year of 2003, Francie was in her first year of the degree course. After two long hours of Anatomy classes, she came out of the class to drink water. There she saw him for the first time. He was sitting near to the reception area with a bag on his lap. He was there to join the college. There was nothing special about him. She stood there for about a minute staring at him without any reason. Neither it was a love at first sight nor he met the criteria of her future groom but she had the gut feeling that that person was going to turn her life upside down. Now, after 17 years of knowing him personally and 9 years of marriage, sometimes she thinks that she should have run away from his sight the very first time she had the intuition.
Intuition is the ability to understand or interpret something without the use of inference and rational thought. It’s the gut feeling which tells you that what you are doing, is right or wrong. It’s that hunch which will make you to jump on the particular opportunity or to avoid certain people, occasions or places without any specific reasons.
Do you think that gut feelings are real? Do you ever feel afraid about being your intuitions right every single time? Have they played an important part in your life and in decision making? Did you ever want your intuition to be wrong?
Nowadays, it is really difficult to accept and acknowledge our inner voices. Somehow, we think that it makes us ancient because in the modern society it is only acceptable to rely on logical reasoning and scientifically approved facts. But, we forget that many of the brilliant scientists relied on their gut feelings when it came to a discovery or innovation and had openly admitted on their trust on intuitions.
I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.Albert Einstein
The very essence of instinct is that it’s followed independently of reason.Charles Darwin
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.Albert Einstein
Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act spontaneously, without needing to know why.Sylvia Clare
Intuition comes in several forms:Sylvia Clare
– a sudden flash of insight, visual or auditory
– a predictive dream
– a spinal shiver of recognition as something is occurring or told to you
– a sense of knowing something already
– a sense of deja vu
– a snapshot image of a future scene or event
– knowledge, perspective or understanding divined from tools which respond to the subconscious mind
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.Florence Scovel Shinn
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.Lao Tzu
Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.Joyce Brothers
Your intuition knows what to do. The trick is getting your head to shut up so you can hear.Louise Smith
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