Guidepost #5 in The Gifts of Imperfection is:
Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith, Letting Go of the Need for Certainty.
Engaging in this practice is definitely a case of "researcher heal thyself!"
In the book, I write:
Intuition is not a single way of knowing - it's our ability to hold space for uncertainty and our willingness to trust the many ways we've developed knowledge and insight, including instinct, experience, faith, and reason.
When I feel suffocated by uncertainty I tend to rush into decisions rather than take my time and feel/think my way through the possibilities. Or, I do the exact opposite. I don't listen to that strong, initial gut response and I start polling people around me for an answer.
For me, there's a sweet spot of intuition. It's when I don't feel the need to answer right away, nor do I shut down the voice inside me that's saying, "I've got this one. I know what to do."
Nothing captures the power of that sweet spot like this quote from Paulo Coelho:
I'd love to know how you stay connected to you intuition . . . that universal current of life.