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Intuition, Uncertainty, and Making Decisions

Intuition, Uncertainty, and Making Decisions

Trusting one’s intuition is an important part of living an authentic life. In addition to making decisions that resonate with us, trusting our intuition entails sitting with uncertainty during the decision making process. If we believe in our ability to hear and respond to our intuition, then we can have faith that, even if we have not resolved a particular problem or come do a conclusion about a choice we are in the process of making, we will ultimately come to an authentic decision.

When we have this faith in ourselves, we make decisions in a less panicked manner. We no longer feel the anxiety we experience when we believe we must make a decision immediately, in order to avoid the uncertainty of the decision making process.

Trusting our intuition also means that, if we make a mistake, it is simply an opportunity to learn and grow. When we make decisions that do not serve us, it is often because we are not fully in touch with ourselves and our needs and desires. When we examine our reasons for making such decisions, we often discover something about ourselves that will help us lead more fulfilling lives in the future


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Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke is a writer living in California. She is interested in organic food and green living. Sarah holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Naropa University, an M.A. in Humanities from NYU, and a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has written for a number of publications, and she studied Pastry Arts at the Institute for Culinary Education. Her interests include running, yoga, baking, and poetry. Read more on her blog.


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11:02AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Thanks for the information.

4:08AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013


11:01AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

2:49AM PST on Dec 28, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:19AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012


11:51AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

I like this article quite a've presented a complex issue in an easy to accept manner.

11:48AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012


11:06AM PDT on Oct 28, 2012

I am always afraid of trusting my intuition.....

9:38AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

11:01AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

all very true, never saw it in writing like this!

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