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Old 04-17-2015, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you trust your intuition or logic?

"Follow your heart," is the old adage.
However, we seem to live in an increasingly intellectually favoured period in historical time. Also, I think our choices often are influenced by our value systems. Posing a conundrum to the above adage is the dominant value system, which is very concerned on our outward lives. Our choices are very internal.
I think any influence, even if we disagree with it, can affect how we direct our actions.

So! I'm curious as to how often you personally use your intuition to make your choices, and how often you use logic. Feel free to explain why, and how.
Do you agree with the adage?

Intuition:
From Middle French intuition, from Medieval Latin intuitio (“a looking at, immediate cognition”), from Latin intueri (“to look at, consider”), from in (“in, on”) + tueri (“to look, watch, guard, see, observe”).


Logic:
From Old French logike, from Latin logica, from Ancient Greek λογική (logikḗ, “logic”), from properly feminine of λογικός (logikós, “of or pertaining to speech or reason or reasoning, rational, reasonable”), from λόγος (lógos, “speech, reason”).

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Old 04-17-2015, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They have become more and more integrated. I really try not to see them as seperate anymore. Intuition is very logical. Think of how much we cannot see.. Its the year 2015 AD and we control robots on Mars, yet no one can prove simple things like what happens when we die, where are we before we incarnate, is karma a real thing or not, etc. Therefore to me, its very logical to trust in the unseen.. There is so much unseen forces all around us, its so obvious and in our faces that we just don't notice.
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I have to say I use intuition more, but sometimes backed up by logic, if possible. It's too hard for me to explain...
As for the old adage? no, I don't agree with it...I've seen too many other people make some relationship mistakes, bad ones, and they always said they were following their heart.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I hear/feel it, but never listen to/follow it.. When I have it usually works...

It's why I'm mutherfuckin mad all the time at myself.

I think that is part of my recovery.. I'm starting to learn..to trust everything..
Slowly.
Real slow lol
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I used to think of intuition as untrustworthy and reason as my savior. After hitting somewhat real adulthood I realize both are mutually constitutive, not mutually exclusive.
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i trust both...


..to get me into some serious shit lol

nah i still do trust them though. I am strongly logic oriented, and process everything in that fashion really. That said, intuition is always present and usually starts as the base point from where my logic flows.

ex: Get a feeling with intuition, then evaluate that feeling with logic.

Im also learning to be more aware of my intuition these days. Not necessarily unquestioningly trust it, but just be more aware of it.
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My gut intuition has proven to be right more often than sound logic has...However I do not discount the importance of both.
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When I go against my intuition I get a lot of anxiety.

In regards to things I know I should be doing but don't.. Etc.. Etc..
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I trust both.

In the end all understanding is intuitive by nature. One wouldn't be able to trust in validity of the concept of 'logic' without an intuitive response in the first place.
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The old Left Brain vs Right Brain battle that is constantly going on in our heads. Both ways of thinking have their pros and cons, so I usually go with a mixture of the two. When it comes to women though, I follow my gut and usually pay the price later.

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The old Left Brain vs Right Brain battle that is constantly going on in our heads. Both ways of thinking have their pros and cons, so I usually go with a mixture of the two. When it comes to women though, I follow my gut and usually pay the price later.


Except that we use different parts of our brain at diffevent times, in both hemispheres at the same time It's bee so long since I've given that old expression credence... help me remember what is meaning to express again....
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Thanks a lot for the responses so far, everyone. I appreciate your views a lot. <3

I'm not necessarily one for favouring one type of understanding over another, and think that most things in general are dependent on the context of the situation, and can benefit from various approaches.

Balance, aye?

I have had a lot of experiences like Turm, where it's not so much a problem when I use my intuition, as much as it is when I deliberately go against it for the sake of convenience or outward benefit.
It seems when I betray my intuition my conscience simply won't release me. It's almost as though I get angry at myself for not knowing better. For me the difficult part is finding the courage to follow that voice, because sometimes doing so can mean putting yourself in a very vulnerable place. And then when you get to analyzing your "gut," it's difficult because everyone measures things (like success, value, fulfillment) slightly differently.

I also sometimes have difficulty knowing whether it is my intuition informing my experience, or reactive emotion. Does anyone here think they know how to distinguish intuition from reactive emotion?

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If I ask a question... Sit in silence, the answer will come.. Not always in that meditation. But often yes. If not, I'll go distract myself, help someone else, etc. Sometimes I have to talk about it with someone else... But other times I can just not think about it whatsoever... Then suddenly... I know. Its in my gut and is not a reaction to the problem because I sat already which is typically really good at vibing that off. This is a muscle that we can work and grow closer and closer in tune with. I can't say it's 100% all the time every time.. But over the years it's gotten pretty good..

At the end of the day... Trust in god .. (Or if that doesn't work for you.. Trust in trust). We are being guided. That's so obvious to me. This powrr has worked for me so many times over the years, that I just trust it. So find the tools that work best for you to tap into your higher self resource. Then just trust that guidance mechanism. You know...
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When I go with my gut feelings I am usually right. Over the years I've made a lot of people really mad at me for being right without having any good reason for it.

When I go with logic & have even vague doubts, I'm usually wrong.

Sometimes I just know, know what I mean?

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I wonder how much of our mental conflict arises from an imbalance in what we think we should do verses what we feel we should do.

I'm not really sure which I use the most. It's very difficult to say that I did a certain thing because of intuition or logic.

Is it logical to follow your intuition? haha

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