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That gut feeling and why you should embrace it

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 Intuition is a very powerful sense that we have as humans. Even Albert Einstein stated, “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” In this quote, Einstein implies that society has conformed to only believing in what there is absolute proof of. The “gut feeling” that we get has been reduced to meaning nothing unless there is evidence to prove it right.

  To this day, Einstein’s quote still rings true. Everywhere you look, statistics are taking over. From politics to sports, there are always studies being done to back up statements because it isn’t accepted unless the numbers prove so. This constant need to support what you say or feel takes a toll on the emotional aspect of life. Some things you feel may seem irrational to yourself or others simply because some things don’t always have concrete reasoning, and that is the result of a world that doesn’t believe unless they see for themselves.

  The feeling of intuition is something we are born with and that stays with us no matter what. It’s a key for survival and even though we don’t have to struggle near as hard to stay alive as our ancestors, we still need to be able to access and embrace the intuitiveness of the mind. Intuition leads to creativity and holds a key role in problem-solving, things we use in everyday life.

  This so called “gut feeling” is much more than just a feeling. It’s a sign that shouldn’t be ignored, but welcomed with open arms. Of course, statistics are still vital and can help prove important points, but they have completely overrun the way that we think. There is an unhealthy imbalance between emotion and rationalism, the only solution being to stop pushing away or hiding emotions such as intuition. Everything in life has a reason for being here, don’t take a single thing for granted and limit yourself because you’re afraid to fully embrace yourself.

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That gut feeling and why you should embrace it