We learn a lot in school. From how to count, spell, read and write, to remember important events in history, or to calculate probability-rates. But there’s less attention in class for acknowledging the importance of your instincts and how to listen to that gut feeling. Read on for my intuition quotes to embrace your inner voice.
Important life skill
We all have basic instincts that tell us to eat, sleep and survive. But we also have a spiritual instinct. I consider it as that little invisible man, sitting on your shoulder that guides you in times that there’s no reasoning for a situation but only a felt knowing.
Your intuition is that part of your brain that sees, feels and experiences other things than your logic mind. It’s that yearning for something more, which is inside of you. It’s that yearning desire that is seeking for something higher than your mind and your body.
So many times our gut is guiding us through rough times and telling us this is not the right thing for me right now. I call it intuition and it really is more than just a voice – it’s whispering to you all the time. All animals have it. However, despite all our potential as human beings – we’re the only creatures that try to deny and ignore it.
Despite the huge role that it plays in our everyday lives, it’s still hard to define it from a scientific point of view. The nature of intuition has long eluded us, and has inspired centuries’ worth of research and inquiry in the fields of philosophy and psychology.
However, researchers devised a technique to measure intuition in 2016. Based on a small experiment of 20 participants, they found evidence that people can use their intuition to make faster, more accurate and more confident decisions. The findings are published online in the journal Psychological Science. According to Joel Pearson, an associate professor of psychology at the University of New South Wales in Australia and the lead author of the study, the study shows that intuition does, indeed, exist and that researchers can measure it.
Through history many people have been talking about the importance of learning to trust your instincts several times. However, I think we still don’t listen to our gut feeling enough. Wait for it, because here are 10 of my favorite quotes on how to embrace your intuition.
My top 10 favorite intuition quotes
“Intuition is seeing with the soul.” – Dean KoontzTweet
“I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes FEEL that I am right. I do not KNOW that I am.”Tweet
― Albert Einstein
“Our intuition is like a muscle, we must practice listening to it and trusting its wisdom. When you take the time to ask and keep listening for the answer, being at peace becomes easy.”Tweet
– Lisa Prosen
“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion.” – Steve Jobs in the New York Times.Tweet
“I don’t think that you’re born with gut [instinct], a gut matures and gets better and better over time, the struggle that most people have is learning to listen to it.”Tweet
– Tim Cook
This feeling, this little whisper from deep inside your brain, may contain far more information – both facts and impressions – than you’re likely to obtain from hours of analysis.” – Roy RowanTweet
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert EinsteinTweet
“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.” – Florence Scovel ShinnTweet
“Intuition means exactly what it sounds like, in-tuition! An inner tutor or teaching and learning mechanism that takes us forward daily. It is a resource that, where recognized, has infinite potential.” – Seth GodinTweet
The mind is An instrument, don’t let it play you – Giselle BundschenTweet
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – ThoreauTweet
These were the quotes I’ve collected for you. Intuition is a powerful skill that needs to be worked. I’m curious to hear your thoughts on intuition. At first, what do you learn from it and when do you think your intuition is speaking to you?