The intellect is a repository of memories of past experiences and knowledge. It has the unique capacity to use these memories to judge, to discriminate and discern. In ideal situations, the mind yields to the intellect to arrive at a more beneficial action. Furthermore, while the mind relies on information received by the senses, the intellect can investigate and contemplate to come up with superior solutions. Practices that promote detaching from continuous flow of thoughts to support inner reflection helps one gain clarity to aid in the decision making process.
Our ability to make choices in this world depends on our connection to our inner wisdom. Tuning in with awareness to this wisdom defines our world perception, evokes greater inner clarity, and guides our positive choices.