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An inkling may lead to a new invention or an improvement upon an already existing product. Ralph Waldo Emerson described it this way: "Man is a shrewd inventor, and is ever taking hint of a new machine from his own structure, adapting some secret of his own anatomy in iron, wood, and leather, to some required function in work of world."
Have you ever experienced a breakthrough time? An "A-ha" or an "Epiphany" moment? Arthur Koestler, Hungarian born writer, wrote "The moment of truth, sudden emergence of a new insight, is an act of intuition". Akin to a "sixth sense", intuition brings pieces together. It gives gift of heightened awareness. One simple way to practice intuition and make it real into our lives can make a remarkable difference. You can start right now.
Here is how it works.
When you are faced with anything where solution is not immediately apparent, thoughtfully and mindfully ask yourself one of these questions or a similar question of your own creation.
"What is spark that is missing to make this into a fire?"
"Is something missing here? What is it?"
"How can I really make a difference in this situation?"
Quiet your mind, even for a millisecond. Breathe. For me, sometimes it helps to get up and move.
And then, listen (and speak or write down) your very first response.
Don't rationalize, categorize or intellectualize.
Simply let it be. Use your senses to flesh out possibilities.
Perhaps you will not find an immediate connection. Later in day, another insight will flash through your brain which will bring another answer or perhaps a more refined answer.
Listen or speak or write down this answer.
See where your intuition is wanting to take you. Decide that in all you do, you express artistry. As Lao Tzu spoke so many years ago, "A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants".
Where is it leading you? Go there. Live passionately. Today.
Julie Jordan Scott is a Personal Success Coach who left her career as a bureaucrat and built a successful business in less than six months. Visit http://www.5passions.com for free resources. Call Julie at ph: 661.325.4116 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org