Thursday, January 19, 2012


 Jenny Matlock

This week we are visiting the letter "I"

Let's talk about   INTUITION

There's the infamous...Women's Intuition, and Mother's Intuition, and of course psychic intuition.

First a definition (


[in-too-ish-uhn, -tyoo-] 
direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
a fact, truth, etc., perceived in this way.
a keen and quick insight.
the quality or ability of having such direct perception or quick insight.
Philosophy .
an immediate cognition of an object not inferred or determined by a previous cognition of the same object.
any object or truth so discerned.
pure, untaught, noninferential knowledge.
1400–50; late Middle English  < Late Latin intuitiōn-  (stem of intuitiō ) contemplation, equivalent to Latin intuit ( us ), past participle of intuērī  to gaze at, contemplate + -iōn- -ion. See in-2 , tuition
 *World English Dictionary
intuition  (ˌɪntjʊˈɪʃən) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]
1. knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor by perception
2. instinctive knowledge or belief
3. a hunch or unjustified belief
4. philosophy  immediate knowledge of a proposition or object such as Kant's account of our knowledge of sensible objects
5. the supposed faculty or process by which we obtain any of these
[C15: from Late Latin intuitiō  a contemplation, from Latin intuērī  to gaze upon, from tuērī  to look at]

 *Medical Dictionary

in·tu·ition definition

Pronunciation:  /ˌin-t(y) -ˈish-ən/
Function: n
1 :  immediate apprehension or cognition without reasoning or inferring
2 :  knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
3 :  the power or faculty of gaining direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference
in·tu·it Pronunciation:  /in-ˈt(y){uuml}-ət/
Function: vt
in·tu·ition·al Pronunciation:  /ˌin-t(y) -ˈish-nəl, -ən- ə l/
Function: adj
in·tu·itive Pronunciation:  /in-ˈt(y){uuml}-ət-iv/
Function: adj
in·tu·itive·ly Function: adv
I deal with numbers 3&4 of the first definition.  Would not most of you agree, that that is the BEST definition?  I believe so as the others use the words; fact and truth. While I believe my OWN intuition is usually spot on, therefore being fact or truth...there are times it is not.

Now for a few quotes: 
 "Logic is the procession or proportionate unfolding of the intuition; but its virtue is as silent method; the moment it would appear as propositions, and have a separate value, it is worthless."
~~Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"Faith is a passionate intuition."
~~William Wordsworth 
"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."
~~Gilbert K. Chesterton
"God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met."
~~Farrah Fawcett 

"I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely."
~~Kim Basinger 

"I never took sheet music seriously. I could do better myself just by listening to other people and using my own intuition."
~~Brian May (of Queen) 

What do you think of INTUITION???


Actually Mummy said...

Good one! Intuition is a superb quality - essential in a mother!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Intution is that pit of the gut feeling that says to do this or don't do that. It pays to listen closely to that inner voice.

Pondside said...

I've learned to trust my intuition in my work - it's what keeps me safe. I believe that intuition comes through experience, though. I'd never advise a young colleague to rely too, too heavily on it.

Sue said...

I think it comes in very handy. And I have learned to trust mine!


Judie said...

My intuition tells me that this is an excellent "I" word! Your blog is lovely!!!

anitamombanita said...

Very insightful take on intuition.. I like Kim Basinger's quote..I can relate!

ღ soraya ღ said...

Nice post...thank you for so much for sharing...blessings...soraya

storybeader said...

intuition? Knowing the right way to turn, physically and spiritually... Kinda like knowing which way is north! {:-Deb

Toriz said...

I think it's a handy thing to have; I also think that though it can often be right it isn't always, and therefore agree with you that they shouldn't include the word ""fact" in definitions of the word.

Fairfield House said...

Yes I believe in intuition. My Gram called it "knowing". I've always understood the connection and act on it.

Your Friend,

Jenny said...

My Grandmother had a lot of intuition...kind of feeling things were going to happen...mostly bad things...I inherited that from her and it's something I often wish I hadn't.

Her intuitive moments would always come accompanied by the scent of violets. Mine always come with the sound of a phone ringing (whether it's actually ringing or not!)

I enjoyed reading this.

Are you intuitive?

Thanks for an interesting and thought provoking link.