Intuition is defined as the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. One of the most popular posts I've written on Grow Forward & Flourish has been The Power of Intuitive Hunches.
I am a HUGE believer in the power of our intuition and our ability to develop and trust in it's ability to provide us with discernment that helps us to successfully navigate situations and experiences beyond our knowledge and experience.
Those of you who have been reading Grow Forward & Flourish for some time, already know how I believe that in addition to my faith in God and in myself, I am convinced that the intuitive thoughts I had during my corporate career played a huge part in my ability to display the street smarts necessary to achieve sustainable success for 20 years in the hospitality industry.
What I learned from these experiences is that I was practicing mindfulness without actually calling it that. Which is why once I became aware of the practice of mindfulness, I became a raving fan of the practice and the benefits it has in our lives; I shared a simple guide to the practice in my article, A 4-Week Guide to Developing Mindfulness.
The practice of mindfulness helps us to get out our head and tune into the reservoir of wisdom that dwells within us, it increases our self-awareness and our ability to tune into sensory details which often gets lost in the shuffle of our modern lives. Mindfulness and intuition don't always seem to be logical and this is why many people experience resistance to the practices.
In this article, I'm sharing what I believe to be eight effective exercises that can help you develop your intuition.