too much reliance on reason seems to leave one empty, since ratiocination is basically an analytic process and does not provide substance of its own; but too much reliance on intuition, without a critical eye, makes one gullible, dumb, and easy to take advantage of. do you balance those functions?

asked 07 Dec '10, 20:09

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Great question, personally, I believe it is just important to live in the physical world as well as the spiritual world.

After all, reason and intuition should be all one in the same at some very deep level. I think humanity is a long way from bridging the gap but then once and a while I meet people who i feel have closed the gap much more than others and I get inspired again. Anyways.....

I try to keep up on scientific discoveries, new and old. When the scientific community spends time, for example, to understand the energy of consciousness it is nice to try to understand what they have to say about it. Sometimes there are matches to spirituality and the results as well!:

  1. Science goes a little way in its search and stops. Science finds the ever-present Eternal Energy, but Religion finds the Power behind this energy and locates it within man. But this is by no means a new discovery; the Bible says exactly the same thing, and the language is just as plain and convincing: "Know ye not that ye are the temple of the living God?" Here, then, is the secret of the wonderful creative power of the "World Within." -ref

Nevertheless, another good way is to live and work with all types of people, atheists and religious people, scientific and "less educated". In Christianity the quote "be the salt of the earth" would keep a very religious person "real" and keep him from getting to soft and dumb.

Another way is by taking college courses in a field of some sort of science or technology. This really opens the awareness in the mind of what reality is.

Other examples include exercising, meditation and helping to make a positive difference in other peoples lives.

There is a perfect balance and it is very hard to achieve and mature into, but its a good journey to invest in, even if you don't reach the perfection.

My goal is to just have a deep knowing that is not dramatic or that I have to always convince other people of, and continue to live rationally and scientifically.


answered 07 Dec '10, 22:23

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there are concrete things and abstract things.
abstract because we know not how to measure them,
are our instruments of receiving sensations set too grossly, where or who has the manual that correctly fine tunes, is it our mind or that signature part of the devine intuition breathed into our bodies

(08 Dec '10, 00:38) fred

I look at it this way.

My intuition, I think is MY guidance system. I make a choice then decide by seeing what my gut tells me. It has never let me down. 100% accurate it has been on all decisions. Now I can only say this half jokingly but not really because the outcome of every event either of course was favorable or unfavorable. Which means I got reward or lesson. Win/Win. I ultimately feel better because the choice was based on me and my instincts not what everyone else thinks either scientific or not. Trust me I do not do this often enough.

Now rational or logic almost dictates what the ego thinks are the better odds and would feel more comfortable going that route. Outcome might be favorable but you kind of take the "creator" aspect out of the equation.

I like to create.

Me: Alex, My gut tells me I'll take INTUITION for $800..

Alex Trebek: And It's our daily double...



answered 08 Dec '10, 00:18

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One can try to reason logically about a particular situation and still end up not agreeing upon it, while my intuition can tell me that I am right, and my reasoning can fall upon deaf hears. Which ever way you choose to proceed, either way can work for you or against you, based upon your gut feelings, and your method of reasoning. So you will have to decide how to balance the two to work in your best interest!


answered 08 Dec '10, 01:45

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Ive got two parts to my mind. One conscious the other subconscious. I use one to live in the physical and one to live in the spiritua.

Both parts doing what the creator designed them to do. Both looking after what they were meant to look after.

Both giving me the means to use common sense AND intuition.

Both working together to give me the best of both worlds. Able to access revelation knowledge AND operate in this physical environment with its own set of very real laws.



answered 08 Dec '10, 09:11

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if i have a problem i like to analyse it , turn it round and look at it , work it from all

angles .

if i still can't find a logical solution i just let the biological computer ( intuition )

take over .

the solution often just comes along especially after a good night's sleep .


answered 11 Jan '11, 18:25

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