Intuition is the ability to come to a conclusion without actively reasoning through it. It is a connection between the consciousness and the subconscious that is accomplished without active thought. It is often referred to as a “gut-feeling.” Intuition can help with customer service, when looking beyond the surface information and getting to the heart of the issue is the key. Intuition can indicate a problem, even if the paperwork says everything is ok. Intuition is also helpful in deciding a good time to ask for a raise or vacation and in dealing with coworkers.
- According to Dr. Orloff, scientists believe intuition operates through the entire right side of our brain, the brain’s hippocampus and through our gut (digestive system has neurons as well).
- Pay attention to your gut. When the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in your gut fire up, you may be feeling either “butterflies” or queasy sensations.
- Take a mini meditation break and inwardly pose a question. Everyday we are making decisions and the higher up you climb the ladder the bigger the decisions seem to get.
“ONR is currently developing methods to measure the workings of intuition on the battlefield, hoping to give our soldiers the added edge in a life or death situation, as well as creating virtual simulations to help train and develop soldier’s intuitions in high pressure combat situations.”