The definition of intuition is the act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; a perceptive insight.
I refer to it as gut feelings or instinctive behavior. An intuition can be a good or bad feeling or even an instantaneous response to something without knowing why.
I dare to say that whenever I have acted (or not) on gut instinct I have rarely ever been steered wrong. So what's that all about and why don't we follow this more often? Well, for one thing, it isn't always seen as a rational act. It doesn't always make sense. But what I'm finding more and more as I get older and listen more to my innards, I trust that I have an innate ability to read situations and people with great accuracy. There have been times that I have been very compelled to do something for a reason that I couldn’t quite define that turned out to be a very smart move. Honing in on this ability means being very in touch with yourself. Unfortunately there are those who have certain traumas, prejudices, or a closed-mind that can affect accuracy. Recognizing and then working to resolve those issues can help in making better judgment calls. The key is to be positively in-tuned in mind and body. Check out the below video excerpt of Dr. Judith Orloff and let me know your thoughts or share an experience you've had where intuition played a part in decision making.