Intuition is unlearned knowledge and innate wisdom. It is the manifestation of Divine Consciousness within us. In the ancient spiritual traditions intuition is a direct and spontaneous connection with the mind of the Universe. Mystics, like St. Ignatius of Loyola, believe that intuition is the most common and surest way of realizing our true path at every moment of our lives (Spiritual Exercises 175). However, the knowledge of the mind and the feelings in our heart are learned and can often muddle the flow of our authentic lives.
Intuition is the highest and purest form of consciousness. It is still and quiet; it is experienced in the silence between thoughts, words and deeds. Mahatma Gandhi called intuition the ‘Little Voice’ that speaks in silence. While he led the country in the struggle for Independence, he observed every Monday as a day of silence. He wanted to be attuned to the Little Voice, his intuition. It was this experience that he reflects when he wrote: “There come to us moments in life when about some things we need no proof from without. A little voice within us tells us, ‘You are on the right track, move neither to your left nor right, but keep to the straight and narrow way’.”
Pause to think about the relationships and careers that we chose that we now regret. Through honest introspection, we will recognize that our intuition had raised red flags that were smothered by the logic of the mind and the feelings of the heart. The mind and the heart are both very seductive and hypnotic. One of the common regrets of the dying is that they wished they lived the life they were destined to live. Reboot your life NOW without any regret about the past or anxiety of the future. It is never too late to claim your personal destiny. The past influences your present but it cannot control your present and determine your future; those controls are in your hands! Step into the natural flow of life.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao-Tzu