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Lockdown-day 11:Intuition

I was watching the movie Doubt, in which the female protagonist questions the priest’s integrity based on her moral certaintywithout a shard of proof. This got me thinking about Intuition.

Intuition – “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning“. We all have a moment in life when we have a gut feeling about something which defies all rationality. In moments like these do you listen to yourself or do you shrug it off? Most of us have grown up believing that there should be logic to all the decisions we make, but we need both intuition and reason to come to the best possible decision.

Research show that only 20% of the brains gray matter is dedicated to conscious thoughts while 80% is dedicated to non conscious thoughts, so how could we possibly make decisions without including the non conscious part of the brain. The conscious is the expert at logic which we use relentlessly, on the contrary the unconscious mind searches though the past, present and future and tries to come up with hunches and feelings.

Writing your thoughts down helps open up your non conscious mind, stir up your emotional feeling rather than intellectual feelings. With this you create a deeper relationship with self which helps you to bring your true instinctual awareness back into your rational life.

Think about it !!!

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Survival

“Extinction is the rule, survival is the exception” – Carl Sagan

I have been watching a crow family who have made the pine tree in front of my house their home. Perched on the top the Mama crow sat on her eggs and perched in my balcony drinking tea I watched over them. I had also bought a new DSLR so they were my muse for a while. I prayed for them every time there was a thunderstorm and the tree swayed left and right in the wind or whenever I saw the eagle hovering above.

Crow scouting the trees

Crow’s nest

The predator

And then came the day….. when I saw something I never thought I would see and which broke my heart.

Seemed like the eggs had hatched and the babies wanted food. The papa crow and mama crow cawed at each other(I had no clue what they talked then) and after the conversation papa crow perched near the nest while the mama crow went to the nearby pigeon colony. She tried to get near some pigeon nests but one pigeon family gave her a fight, however there was a lonely pigeon mama sitting on her eggs in one corner. The crow went there and started attacking the pigeon, the brave pigeon never gave up so the papa crow pitched and both started attacking the pigeon. They were so quick and dexterous that finally the mama pigeon couldn’t take it anymore and left the nest. Then the crows took the pigeon eggs to feed their babies. The pigeon came back to her nest to see the damage, I am not sure if they have feeling but to me it looked like she was heartbroken.

Like a curious cat I watched nature at work – my tea got cold…..BUT this got me into thinking –

Is survival the only purpose of life?

If YES – then there is no good and bad, they are mere perceptions – what is good to me could be evil to others and vice versa. There can be a justification for everything we do and the action could be right as long as our conscious is clear !!!

If NO – then should we just succumb to the bad and be grateful for the good and live life thinking – everything happens for a reason !!!

Just some r@nd0m th0ught$ !!!

Peek

“No object is mysterious, the mystery is your eye” – Elizabeth Bowen

Pic credit: Naresh Saginala

You can find yogi’s any where in India, some new bee’s, some in the process, some who might have attained higher consciousness and some just pretending to be one. Looking at this one I wondered – is he a genuine one or a fake!!!  Is he meditating, contemplating or he is just tired and relaxing? What made him give up worldly pleasures and adorn saffron robes and roam the streets without shoes on his feet, a roof on his head? What could his life have been before he decided to take this path? Is he repenting his decision or is he in bliss already? Was it his true calling or just an influence?

I would never know ….!!!

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