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thought or intuition?

Jun 05, 1998 00:39 AM
by Thoa Thi-Kim Tran

>Thoa Tran <> writes and quotes
>>if we did what you
>>>> suggested the person who was threatening to jump would already be shark
>>>> by the time we figured out how to "act accordingly."
>>>        So you take your chances. Also, once you get into the habit, the
>>>thought process becomes fsster and faster.
>>>        Bart Lidofsky
>>That could work if you have the time to think it through.  But in an
>>emergency situation, or when you are face-to-face with someone seeking
>>advice, the intuition has to kick in, and guide the thought and action.
>>Knowledge before hand is necessary, but instinct has to take over when it
>>comes time for action.  You can think everything out as much as you want,
>>but until you get the experience on the battlefield, you won't know how to
>>let your instinct guide you.
>Like the shark.  It doesn't stop to think either fast or slow, and so it gets
>there first.

To both Alan and Bart after the joke:

I think of intuition as more than animal instinct.  To me, animal instinct
(as far as mating, gathering food, and other common survival functions)
involves a built in practical mechanism.  Intuition, which helps in finding
solutions to complex questions and helps us connect to other beings,
involve a deeper source.  It feels to me like a point of contact to the
knowing All.  Thought, to me, is dependent on the data gathering and
conceptual system.  This depends on how much data we have is more limited
than intuition.  How do you think the human culture have made so many
creative leaps?  How did they manage to pull that rabbit out of nowhere?
How do you "read" other people?  Whether you define thought and intuition
by the energy field, the conscious/unconscious mind, or the
physical/spiritual, thought is still the limited surface mechanism and
intuition the tool by which we probe the limitless depth.

Thoa :o)

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