Intuition

Intuition, I’ve learned, is one of the best and latest-developing cognitive processes. I swear I thought I had good intuition much earlier in life, but I did not. I had very clumsy intuition until fewer than ten years ago. Maybe it’s another element of the magic of turning 30.

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Maybe it’s actually the ability to access intuition with clarity that develops later. It feels like it’s sort of always been inside me, but maybe I just didn’t have the proper key to unlock the place where it was kept. Certainly as I have become better at long-term planning, weighing hypothetical variables, and incorporating a larger number of moving pieces into my overall plans, my intuition has become sharper.

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I notice it most when I step outside of my normal routine. When I’m meeting new people, and traveling to new places, I rely on my intuition a whole lot more (I think) than I do on any regular day of the week. It’s a dormant sixth sense that wakes up whenever I need it, and I thank myself, as well as my lucky stars, for delivering it to me when I need it most.

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Happy Sunday! Thanks for reading. Photos by Spankie Thomas.


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