One of the functions of intuition is to protect the body against unnecessary sickness by warning the man in it when he is transgressing the laws of its hygiene, or by showing the right road. In this, intuition is pitted against the body's past habits and animal appetites, the emotional nature's desires, as well as the mind's ignorance immaturity and inexperience--a combination of enemies which usually triumphs over it. Another of its functions is to protect the man against avoidable calamity or preventable loss, by consciously warning him of its impending existence or subconsciously moving him out of its reach. But here it has opposed to it the egoistic desires and habits or the emotional impulses and negative feelings which perceive only the immediate and not the impending, the semblance of things and not the actuality.
-- Notebooks Category 22: Inspiration and the Overself > Chapter 1: Intuition the Beginning > # 262