January 4, 2013

It’s just a feeling you have that something is wrong but you don’t know what. We all have these feelings and that’s why you may be interested in the explanation of the reasons for them that was written by Dr. Martin Groder, a psychiatrist and business consultant from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

He says intuition is the mind’s ability to match patterns. You get a feeling about a situation because your mind subconsciously has discovered that it is similar to an experience you have had before. You put a situation into your mind and out comes a feeling about what you should do.

Here’s how it all works: As you take in data and details about a person, situation, environment, etc., your right brain instantly holds up the emerging picture against your earlier experiences. That’s because your brain is sending conclusions to your body. Here are some things you can do to educate your intuition:

  1. Listen to the signals your mind sends your body. Those feelings come from your brain that is processing them against all of your previous experiences.
  2. Write notes about feelings you have. Later on, this exercise will enable you to see patterns you missed while experiencing them.
  3. 3. Learn from others who have great judgment. Ask them “How did you know that?” “Why did you decide to do it that way?” That will help you understand your own mental processes.
  4. 4. Invest time in cultivating your own intuition. Seek patterns; listen to others; do journal writing. These are skills you will take with you wherever you go and your intuition will become more and more accurate.