TALK TO YOUR ABUELOS ABOUT THAT GUY
It’s not that our intuition is right or wrong.
Our intuition is simply a way of unconsciously reading a situation and converting it into feeling.
Intuition is in the gut. Intuition is in the body, which means intuition can be influenced by the food we ate the night before, or how much sleep we got.
Our intuition can be deeply wrong.
But there’s times when it’s absolutely right.
Like when we walk into a room and we see someone walking towards us and immediately our intuition tells us whether or not this person is a threat, or if we’re going to like them, or whether not they want something from us.
Our intuition can be right, and surely the percentage of right and wrong impulses can vary from person to person. This is why we think some people are more intuitive than others.
The key for us, if we want to live the lives that we imagine, is to discuss what we intuit with the prefrontal cortex, the Abuelos of the brain, the decision makers.
They are also prone to errors in judgments, but if we let them mull over it, delaying our intuition before we act on it, we can make better decisions and predictions. We consult the abuelos, not because they are always right, but because like the Proverbs say, “The wise one has many advisors.”
Delayed intuition is more likely to be right than wrong because there are more processes happening in your brain allowing you to make accurate assessments.
Delayed intuition is almost always correct.
Obviously you can’t always delay intuition, like when you’re walking down a dark street and something tells you to go the other way, and even though you haven’t figured out why your reptilian brain is telling you this, there’s a gang of thieves lurking in the dark waiting for a victim.
The abuelos in the cortex have no idea why, but you take flight. Get out of there fast.
But when it comes to intuition about more abstract and larger questions, like should I take that class? Should I write this novel or work on my book of poems? Or, if you feel something tells you you shouldn’t marry that guy, or that gal, or that they, Think about it for a while. Consult your Abuelos, and a more accurate answer will come to you.
Practice delayed intuition.
I don’t have scientific evidence for this, it’s mostly my intuition telling me what to write.
Should I have delayed posting this?
My intuition tells me it doesn’t really matter.