Your sixth sense￼
Did you ever have the feeling in your bones that your sub-conscious mind is trying to tell you something but you do not pay attention to it? It is quite persistent and keeps returning with the message but you have a million mundane activities of life to deal with and hence do not heed that call. You simply brush it aside.
At other times, you are trying to decide something and all evidence you have gathered is telling you to go ahead with that decision but there is that indescribably nagging feeling that is quietly saying "no" to the decision.
That feeling in your bones is actually your instinct or also known as your sixth sense at work. It is a call that "apparently" has no backing of facts or at least that is what we think. It is nevertheless very insistent and many times makes you feel uncomfortable.
The sixth sense is called thus because it is as much a part of our sensory arsenal as the traditional senses of taste, sight, touch, hearing and smell. It however is highly mis-understood and moreover under utilized. Possibly, never utilized too.
Emotion and Intuition
Emotions are an intrinsic part of gut instinct. This is probably the reason why there is no validation for them. This however, by no means reduces their effectiveness.
"I don't think that emotion and intuition can be separated," says cognitive scientist Alexandre Linhares at the Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration. He further elaborates:
"Experience is encoded in our brains as a web of fact and feeling. When a new experience calls up a similar pattern, it doesn't unleash just stored knowledge but also an emotional state of mind and a predisposition to respond in a certain way. Imagine meeting a date who reminds you of loved ones and also of the emotions you've felt toward those people. Suddenly you begin to fall for him or her. "Intuition," says Linhares, "can be described as 'almost immediate situation understanding' as opposed to 'immediate knowledge.' Understanding is filled with emotion. We don't obtain knowledge of love, danger, or joy; we feel them in a meaningful way."
Albert Einstein said: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."
Do you take your decisions only after all facts and evidence have been gathered? Do you believe that something like intuition or gut power does not work? If yes, you are losing a power that is available to you and connects you to a greater consciousness than your rational mind will ever deliver. Intuition is linked to the subconscious mind which at most times is being admonished and put down by the conscious (rational) mind. Your sub-conscious mind holds a treasure trove of information that is for the most part dormant. This depends on how much of the calls of the sub-conscious mind (through what is known as the gut feeling) you heed. The more you heed the more you will tap into that fund of knowledge.
So, next time, you feel, sense, hear that inner voice communicating something, pay attention, it will provide you with another powerful aid in not just thinking and decision making but possibly understanding your deepest thoughts and motivations.
I will leave you with a few questions to ponder over.
What do you know about your gut power? Do you ever connect with your sub-conscious mind?