PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
tttersia
 
Comments: 20
Article views: 590
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all tttersia's badges.
 

Extraordinary senses - Part 2

21 June 2012, 13:01

Extraordinary senses - Part 2

We have extraordinary senses to we can use to our advantage. 

Another very interesting sense is intuition. Jung defined intuition as "perception via the unconscious": using sense-perception only as a starting point, to bring forth ideas, images, possibilities, ways out of a blocked situation, by a process that is mostly unconscious.

Once again the unconscious gets a little time in the sun.

How much of decision making is a mental process (deciding on a course of action among several alternative options) is based on actual information/statistics and how much is based on gut feelings, or is influenced by your previous experiences and capacity to risk?

So often feelings come into play. Feelings in psychology is frequently referred to as a conscious subjective experience of emotions. Emotions include both gut feelings and common sense.

A gut feeling is a instinctive emotional reaction to something and not generally regarded as conscious thought or an exercise of reason. It is a subjective perception and regarded as a truth even though there is no proof. Common sense can refer to simple common knowledge or (more in the line of what I am discussing) to ideas that an individual intuitively regards as true once again without proof.

Intuition/instinct/gut feelings plays a big part in all our decisions. It cannot clearly be explained, yet we use it either subconsciously although it can be used consciously and to great effect. Who has not experienced unfortunate outcomes when they have acted contrary to their initial intuitive or gut feelings?

Developing this undeveloped sense is a valuable asset. The more your use and trust it in little things in your everyday activities the stronger it will become.

In a world where statistical calculations rule, risk managers found that statistics only could not explain some of the positive results people were achieving in their field. Intuition as an extraordinary sense has recently been added when calculating factual statistics to determine risk in the world of finance.

Risk and courage are two other factors. Every decision includes some type of risk. Every decision making method produces a final choice and outcome. Even  deciding to do nothing has its risks. The more you develop the gift of intuition the bigger your chance of making good decisions.

Intuition and creativity is another field we cannot ignore. It is intuition that lead us to creativity beyond our experience. An insightful quote by Einstein: "When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of imagination has meant more to me than any talent for absorbing absolute knowledge." Explaining this he added: "All great achievements of science must start from intuitive knowledge. I believe in intuition and inspiration.... At times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason."

Oprah - Noticing What Your Inner Wisdom (intuition) Is and Is Not

  • Wisdom Is Sensory, Not Verbal
  • Wisdom Is Calm, Not Fearful
  • Wisdom Is Chosen, Not Forced

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Finding-Your-Inner-Voice-Developing-Intuition-Martha-Beck/2#ixzz1yGyR6DKq

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Zama Moyo
Africa Must Stop Rising and Start...

My contention is that, unless two issues are acknowledged and attended to, we may find ourselves punting 2016 as Africa’s big year, then 2017, and so on. Read more...

6 comments 248 views
Submitted by
Gideon Joubert
Don't disarm my SAPS

Campaigning for the disarmament of citizens is a repellent pastime in itself, and is but a degree removed from demanding that the police themselves be disarmed as well.  Read more...

15 comments 180 views
Submitted by
MWF
Greed leading the blind

People of South Africa. I know we have our differences and we have a tainted past, but come on? Let’s not cripple our nation, just to prove a point to each other?  Read more...

1 comments 92 views
Submitted by
Tendani Siala
The Mystery of R700bn Corruption ...

Many people seemed quite happy to accept the R700bn figure at face value without any question. Read more...

9 comments 498 views
Submitted by
PeterTracey
Decisions, decisions

Some things are not as easy as they seem. Read more...

0 comments 304 views
Submitted by
James Matoma
Bafana is a national embarrassmen...

How can the minister of sports and recreation, Fikile Mbalula, claim that he was satisfied with Bafana Bafana’s performance? Read more...

21 comments 873 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.