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Integrating your Intelligence and Intuition to Achieve Wisdom | Mel Schwartz
Intelligence and intuition are very different ways of knowing. We might think of them in opposing ways. Most people tend to default into operating from one or the other. Generally, men tend to value rational intelligence — notwithstanding that we often act completely insane and non-rationally— while women are inclined more toward the intuitive process. To see where you stand on this spectrum, just reflect and ask yourself if you start your sentences with "I think" or "I feel?" Ask yourself whether you more often say, I think" or "I feel." The answer will tell you if you gravitate toward thinking or feeling, intellect or intuition. Once you identify the part that you're not in touch with, set your intention to integrate it into your fuller being. If you're a thinker, ask yourself, "What do I feel?' Conversely, if you identify with your feelings, ponder, "What am I thinking?" Intuition speaks to a way of knowing that is immediate and independent of cognition. It doesn't require rational