“It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.”
—Henri Poncare, 19th Century French Mathematician
One of my favorite shows on Public Television is the NOVA series. I recently watched an episode called The Great Math Mystery, in which many universal principles are revealed and proven through the logic and precision of mathematics.
Many aspects of our world, such as the weather, our relationships, and most Geo-political aspects of society, do not fit into such a logical model.
In what ways can you further develop your intuitive capacities to make more new and exciting discoveries to improve your world?
Consider taking a look at the episode of Nova. You might delight in the brilliance and miraculous aspects of mathematics and how it explains how most things around us work.
“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.”
-John Naisbitt, American Author and Specialist in Future Studies
When was the last time you did a Google search? What subject were you investigating? How many hits did you get, and how many were actually relevant to your inquiry?
I recall doing book reports in my youth, going to the library, or examining my own World Book Encyclopedia to piece together my paper.
Today, we have infinite amounts of information on most subjects. Navigating the world with some sense of sanity has made our intuitive skills and abilities of discernment more important than ever before.
What are some of your most useful intuitive strategies to sort through the volumes of information to help you make optimal decisions? Consider seeking input on this subject from others, to discover ideas you might not have considered. This may be just the data you need most.
“The soul has been given its own ears to hear things the mind does not understand.”
-Rumi, 13th Century Persian Poet
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Imagine you are able to visit a planet on the other side of the Milky Way, or perhaps in an entirely different galaxy, that has intelligent life.
Upon landing on this planet—which contains all that you need to support life—you meet an unusual human-like creature with three sets of ears.
The first set is like ours, which conveys messages to our brains.
The second set is connected to the being’s heart, and the third to their gut.
Considered the expanded nature of this creature’s ability to perceive their worlds deeply, and more completely.
What extraordinary messages would they receive, and what capacities would this ability provide?
How can you more fully access your soul by tapping into the quiet or silent messages that can only be perceived through your heart and gut?
“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”
– Frank Capra, American Film Director
Do you have them? Hunches, that is.
Sometimes they are called intuition, instincts, gut feelings, or inklings.
For some reason, almost everyone has them, but they tend to be elusive in our ability to harvest them at will.
Over the last decade or two, the subject of creativity and non-linear thinking has gotten considerable attention, particularly in our ability to harness it to fuel the economic engines of business.
All you have to do is generate your own list of the most innovative and creative companies that have become mega stars and economic powerhouses.
How can you bolster your own capacity to tap into your own hunches to further develop your own creativity muscle to enhance your personal and professional worlds?
Two books I recommend on this subject are:
A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
Blink by Malcom Gladwell
Feel free to reply to this message to share some of your own favorite hunch-expanding ideas and resources.