IntuitionPosted: April 16, 2008
in-tu-i-tion \ˌin-tü-ˈi-shən, -tyü-\ noun 1: quick and ready insight 2 a: immediate apprehension or cognition b: knowledge or conviction gained by intuition c: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
I almost feel like this is a secret power that only some human beings tap into. The others? Well, they don’t know any better, so they don’t seem to mind not having it.
Intuition is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s especially pleasurable when you can meet eye-to-eye with someone else and there seems to be a connection that’s beyond words, but achieved through some mysterious language of energies transferred between the both of you.
You know what I mean, right? It’s like the connection you have with the supermarket cashier when you’re standing in line waiting behind a difficult customer and you meet eye-to-eye with them and all you can do is flash a smile, because you know exactly what they’re going through. It’s like when your sitting at the table with friends and one person says something completely inappropriate and you catch a moment with your best friend across the table, because you both realize the magnitude of what was just said. It’s the invisible transaction between two people that makes human intuition so exciting and utterly interesting.
We communicate with more than just words. We communicate with more than just our bodies. We communicate all the time. Everything we do, every place we go, every word we choose to say or don’t say, says a lot about us. And it’s the magic of intuition that takes these invisible puzzle pieces of life and puts them together to create the picture that’s meant to be seen.
But I must admit, I’m not as apt to being intuitive as I’d like to be. Nor are many of us as intuitive as we think we are. More often than I’d like to admit, I am intuitively wrong. It’s a misstep taken here, because I overlooked a critical piece of information there. How you view every moment really does effect how you act in the next, doesn’t it? The challenge: Always keep my eyes open; for life is always happening.