Women's intuition! Somehow that was a common put down. It's just women's intuition! It couldn't be logical, it wouldn't be something worth paying attention to. It didn't have value. It was irrational. And intuition, no matter whose, IS illogical.
In a world that values the intellect, inspiration and intuition seems to have taken a back seat. Yet, there comes a point where even a scientist realizes he can only move forward if he or she allows the light of inspiration to shine. A moment of ah ha and an invention or new insight happens.
Not all challenges can be solved by the mind, by thinking about them. Rather, a relaxed state, and open heart, allows for answers to flow into the consciousness. The mind is a great, useful tool yet, an open heart leads to "unthinkable" territories.
As an artist, I've experienced these moments. I didn't value them as much until recently. I feel intuition has earned respect in the 21st century. We can advance as a race cherishing mind and heart together. Jesus and Socrates! Maybe we can finally apply their lessons.