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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

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