- How do you differentiate between intuition and things like insight?
- Insight, on the other hand, is the ability to accurately understand something
- How do you get to the truth with intuition or insight?
- Intuition is the purest form of “feeling” the truth
How do you differentiate between intuition and things like insight? How do you tell the difference and use them in your life? Intuition, as we have said before, allows you to understand something immediately. You get a rightness or wrongness signal about a certain person, place, or situation. You don’t have to think about it, it just shows up like a “gut feeling.” There’s no reasoning involved in intuition.
Insight, on the other hand, is the ability to accurately understand something. Intuition is not scientific, it’s instantaneous. However, it seems that people don’t always trust their intuition and like to “reason things out.”
How do you get to the truth with intuition or insight? You can get to the truth either way, one is just quicker than the other. With intuition you feel it. It’s immediate truth. With insight, you can validate it through reasoning.
Intuition is the purest form of “feeling” the truth. Knowing the truth however, can take time and study. You can make yourself believe something or not by reasoning through it – developing insight. Beliefs are not always universal truth. They may seem true to you at a given time, but sometimes they are only interpretations tainted by your biases. And you can study something for a long time only to find out that it’s not true. It is then your belief that this fact or situation is not truth. If you can explain how you feel about something, it’s most likely insight. Intuition moves you beyond what you know already without the reasoning. One is not better than the other as they both play a role in getting to the truth.
ANSWER: That when you get an intuitive hit, don’t try to second-guess it and reason through it.
QUESTION: Why is this information timely?
ANSWER: This information is timely because more people are learning to not only listen to their intuition, but are trusting it and not having to have it explained.
QUESTION: How can readers best apply this information to their lives right now?
ANSWER: When you get an intuitive hit or “hunch” or “gut feeling” about a person, place or situation, try accepting it without bias, or explanation, or having to reason through it before you feel the truth contained in it.
COMMENTARY: Intuition is similar to instinct. Instincts are programs embedded into a species. Like intuitive hits, they also take no thought. When instincts are triggered, they elicit an immediate response. Many times the response is fight or flight. Or the instinct a newborn animal has to stand up and walk over to its mother and drink milk. Both your intuition and your instincts could tell you to be wary in a situation or not to trust someone. Your intuition may tell you to be careful crossing a busy street, but your instincts make you jump out of the way of a speeding car. You have intuition because of experience from this or another life. You have instincts because they are programs you are born with – your human operating system. The biggest difference between the two is that intuition is feelings and instincts are reactions. Right now you are using insight to understand what I just said because you are thinking about this. If you have a realization then that moved you from insight to a self-realized moment and then maybe even intuition.