Intuition. Is it something you believe in? Do you listen to that little nagging feeling you get or do you brush it off? Was there a time you listened and it prevented something? Did you ignore it and something bad happened?
The definition of Intuition is “the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.”
I hadn't spent too much time thinking about intuition but when I started writing romantic suspense it occured to me I believe in it wholehartedly. The times I've paid attention to that weird little feeling I get, I've always been glad I did.
I've caught people in lies.
I've stopped myself from making what could have been a really bad decision.
I've thought twice about whether or not to trust someone with an important task.
When I've ignored that little feeling, thinking it was nothing, most of the time I've been sorry. In most recent years it usually had to do with my kids. Something just wasn't right and I knew it. I had two different incidents with my son that ended badly. Because I ignored that little feeling. If I'd acted on that feeling neither event would have happened. I remember the moment I felt that weird little, naggy feeling so clearly. Both times I knew something just wasn't right. I said nothing and paid for it later.
A perfect example of mother's intuition. Ignore it at your peril.
So, is it just that we are paying attention and we notice something seems off? Or is it really a separate sense that we don't always use? I've had many times where I just knew the phone was going to ring. And who was calling. Or that weird deja vu feeling when you know someone is going to say something before they say it.
Intuition is a pretty cool thing when you think about it. I'm going to be paying more attention from now on and see what happens.
I'd love to hear your intuition stories if you feel like sharing, comment below!
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