Question: When I am meditating, some ideas come to my mind. How do I know if they are intuition or just wishful thinking on my part?Sri Chinmoy: If an idea is wishful thinking, the next moment or in a few hours a serious doubt or a kind of fear will come to contradict the idea. Wishful thinking does not carry with it the certainty of Reality, whereas intuition does. The power of intuition within you may not function at your command, but it will guide you occasionally.
Sri Chinmoy, Mind-confusion and heart-illumination, part 1, Agni Press, 1974