Whether one understands the inner voice as something that points us in dangerous situations the right way (eg not to climb a certain airplane) or transmits us indirect messages (eg an inexplicable feeling of unease before the death of a close person): There are numerous, often spectacular Examples of how someone benefited from listening to his inner voice.
What is intuition?
Today, we commonly call the inner voice intuition, meaning that in addition to our intellectual considerations, another voice "speaks" in us. One suspects: It must have something to do with our two brain halves. The right one for intuition, feeling and creative flair, the left for logic and analysis.
If we do not confuse intuition with wishful thinking (I'm sure I win the lottery) or mistrust (I feel exactly that you can not trust it), prejudice or false self-assessment, then it can be a useful addition to reason and logic. Because to solve some problems we need more intuitive skills such as empathy, perception, openness and sensitivity.
Use intuition correctly:
- Relaxation: Intuition loves relaxing moments. That's why we sometimes find solutions to problems only if we take a long walk, lie in the bathtub or are about to fall asleep.
- Time out: If you have been pondering on a problem for a long time without success, only one thing can help: Make a creative (!) Break.
- Brainstorm: Spontaneously write down all aspects of a problem or issue. Maybe you can find a solution in the chaos.
- Listen carefully: Be aware of when and in which situations your inner voice announces. Often you realize afterwards that you had the right idea.
- To be guided: In situations where you otherwise acted according to reason and logic, make an emotional decision, for example in nutrition (your body knows what is good for you), in daily or weekly planning, in education. You may be able to rely on your feeling better than you anticipate.