But somewhere hiding behind all the layers of noise, data, and media that surrounds us, our intuition is there. It is rarely pushy, and may not speak up clearly if we do not allow silence for it to gather its thoughts and reveal itself. But the wisdom it offers is so very needed.
Intuition is not magic - it is, as the quote above describes, the compilation of our experiences. While it may not come with credentials, it has one important edge over all other voices - it is drawing specifically from the applicable experiences of the one to whom it speaks.
Of course, we are our own biggest threats in many cases - our own anxieties, selfishness, and brokenness taint our memories so that painful patterns begin to look like wisdom. Yet, this voice knows us better than we can consciously know ourselves.
When a new mother asks me for advice, I point her to well informed, balanced sources and share my own experiences. But I also remind her that too much input can make us distrust our most valuable adviser - our own sense that something is right or wrong.
Intuition is a beautiful, powerful tool. Paired together with reason, the two are stronger than either can be on its own.