What is the Importance of Intuition in Daily Life?
For those seeking to be happier, and more effective, and self-aware.
This Blog is taken from Lewis Harrison’s Peak Performance and Life Coach Training.
Q. What is the essence of intuitive thinking?
A. Intuition is the ability to immediately access and apprehend knowledge without the use of logic, or reason. Intuition is generally experienced as a; Physical sensation (a ‘gut’ feeling), an Emotion, or a mental symbol or image to which one gives meaning.
Do you feel disconnected from ordinary life, as if you are an outsider in any group of people? As if you weren’t made for this world? Do you at times contemplate living a monk’s life – thinking that becoming a monastic will solve your problems? One of the key elements in my Teachings, in Our Work, is that a core element in living the “spiritual life,” is learning to be in the world even if not of the world.
When you fully engage the world, you must do so while living a proactive life of clarity and effectiveness. You will constantly be presented with so-called “truths” that may have little or no evidence to support them. As part of this practice, you will need to seek the support of other extraordinary people, and a have a willingness to consider ideas that do not fit your personal agenda. We are all most susceptible to the influence of RTPs and negative “group think” in times of uncertainty, confusion, and turmoil when much of what we all consider to be “normal” comes under question. This is why the individual seeking to develop EEPPSA is calm and focused even in the most challenging times.
This is of great value when one decides to create, join or support a community of extraordinary people. Such groups often include unconventional artistic subcultures, political activist organizations, or others interested in EEPPSA. Our work can free an individual from being a rebel without a cause while offering them clarity on what is really going on. With the advent of digitally-based social networking tools like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and other sources it is easier than ever to live a life of mindfulness and clarity while living in the material world. I often refer to this practical philosophy as Our Work. This for a number of reasons.
- Little of what I have to say is original. For the most part it is a synthesis of ideas that have been presented by many great thought leaders of the past.
- The organizing of these teachings has involved many collaborators over the last fifty plus years. These collaborators have included my mentors and teachers, my peers, and many students/apprentices.
The intellect helps us in making sense of the world. However, it does have its limitations. Intellectual knowledge implies the knowing subject and the known object. As much as modern, Western society values the intellect, and the accumulation of intellectual knowledge, the fact is that the intellect is not effective in action. Most of us act not out of knowledge but rather out of reaction to circumstance. As brilliant as a person may be when it comes down to applying this knowledge in everyday life few people are up to the task. And it is a task. Life is not a collection of intellectual ideas. It is not a process of the knowing and the known. We all have beliefs about things that are a mixture of cultural idiosyncrasies, religious beliefs, gender, chronological age, emotional maturity, media influence, sensory input, and many other factors. The intellect is incapable of defining and categorizing this vast range of experience for it is itself a part of that experience of phenomena. Intellect attempts to be objective and yet it never achieves this. Intellect is a subjective source that always seeks to ask the objective question. If the questioner is subjective, how can the answer be any more than subjective? How can the intellect grasp the intuitive nature of inner wisdom, which transcends the knower and the known? All philosophical theories are simply assumptions and guesses.
In our coaching school, and at the Shaman’s Academy it is divergent thinking that is of greatest importance to the creative process for it opens the mind to new ways of thinking.
Learn about different types of knowledge in my book “Harrison’s Applied Game Theory: How to Solve Any Problem Effortlessly”.
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If you have an interest in having a basic understanding of how Applied Game Theory can help to totally transform your life coaching process, and bring you greater levels of EEPPSA (efficiency, effectiveness, precision, and self-awareness) here is an interview I did with James Selman, a pioneer and innovator in Leadership research and one of the individuals who helped create the EST Training in the 1970s.
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Listen here as Lewis explain the Problem-Solving Project and how we can give up unnecessary struggle through visionary thinking in this insightful interview with award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes about the concept of the RealUGuru.
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