Intuition

Sunset on Mt. Falcon: Photo by Noelle

Sunset on Mt. Falcon: Photo by Noelle

“What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.” Shakti Gawain

7 thoughts on “Intuition

  1. Great pic. I love cloud photos. Impermanent artwork in the sky. Everchanging beauty. All for free, free for all. Makes me humble and grateful. Thank you, Noelle.

    • I take a lot of sky photos but very few contain the magic you are looking for. Then, all of sudden, one pops up unexpectedly. So lovely.

      As always, thanks for the visit, my dear friend.

  2. I get the part about following my intuition, it is dealing with the fear that catches up with me somewhere in the process. Letting go of that fear and need to be perfect is the tricky part and takes a lot of connecting with who I really am.

  3. “If you have right view, that objet is the truth. And if you have wrong view, that object is only an illusion to be created by your deluded mind. So, in the Buddhist teaching of Mind Only, the object of your perception is a creation of the subject and manifests at the same time. The deluded mind, full of discrimination, anger and fear, and its object is always an illusion, and not the reality.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

    • For myself, I make a clear distinction between creations of the mind and intuition. They aren’t the same thing. Intuition comes often without thought. It is a leaning or inclination that is more whispered feeling than formalized idea. The sudden feeling to take an exit off the freeway you hadn’t planned on taking. Some deeper knowing urged you down it, only to find an art exhibit you had wanted to see over a month ago, but had forgotten. Coincidentally, today is it’s last day of showing. Or a flyer arrives in your mailbox for a service you have never heard of before or would even think you need, yet something inside tells you to hold onto it. So you stuff it into a pile on your desk. Two days later, the very service in the flyer is one you need. Intuition isn’t about clear constructs of the mind, but rather deeper inclinations of the spirit and heart.

      • I understand what you mean. I feel that intuition with detachment (right perception) is the insight and intuition with attachment (wrong perception) is an illusion. Both insight and illusion arise without the need for conscious reasoning (thought, notion, idea, belief). Therefore, intuition depends on whether it is based on right view or wrong view.

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