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Inner instincts

Scientists believe intuition to be a key component of a human's operating system. A scientific study looked at intuition and people's ability to predict what would happen. They asked study participants to predict whether an image would be behind curtain #1 or #2 on a computer screen. They were surprised to learn through physiological responses that the subjects were able to predict the correct curtain seconds before the computer placed the image.

Many of the great philosophers consider intuition a major part of our thought process and our connection to our sub-conscious mind. It is the best source for tapping into our creativity and wisdom. When we trust our intuition, it can have a great impact on our lives, allowing us to tap into our full potential…

Here are five ways to develop your intuition:

Trust Your Gut Instincts

You know the feeling you get when something isn't quite right yet logic says do it anyway? Well, that is your gut warning you. Chances are you have gone against your gut a time or two and wished you had trusted your gut.

Trusting your intuition can be scary especially when all the logical evidence says something to the contrary. When something doesn't feel quite right, it probably isn't.

Make a commitment to trust your gut. The only way to learn to trust it is to take that first step. When you realize it didn't let you down, you will be more willing to trust it in the future.

Learn to Listen

Listening to your intuition in a noisy world can be a challenge. When you are struggling to make a decision, you have the perfect opportunity to consult your greatest teacher – your inner guide. To do that though, you have to learn to listen to it.

It's important to quiet the noise around you and focus on how you feel about the question at hand. Let go of the desire to analyze, compare and scrutinize the issue. Just listen and tap into your feelings. When you are actively listening to your intuition, the answer will become clear.

Pay Attention

So much of our day is made up of habitual behaviors. Behaviors that require little to no thought. If we are moving through our day using habits, then we are not allowing ourselves to tap into our intuition. An important part of developing our intuition is paying attention to what is happening around us.

Our intuition uses information our conscious mind gathers through interaction and experiences. The more information our conscious mind gathers, the more insightful our intuition becomes.