Quote of the Day: Emotions are at the center of our thinking. Emotions are not separate from reason, but they are the foundation of reason because they tell us what to value. David Brooks on Ted.com. Click here for the full speech. It’s fascinating.
He also talks about “mind-sight”, the ability to interpentrate into someone’s mind, and “blending” which is something artists do naturally, taking seemingly unrelated objects, events, or creatures and making connections. I believe we experience mind-sight when we use our intuition to read people. Have you ever said, “I just got a weird vibe from that guy,” or looked into someone’s eyes to determine if you could trust him or her? Some people feel approachable, while others make you want to cross the street and walk on the other side.
David Brooks talks about skills we cannot count and measure. Intuition, making connections, emotional response, creativity, the ability to see something for more than what it is, that is a higher power. Creative Intelligence. I am amazed at how quickly a musician must process music and all its intricate details, and all the while feeling the emotions it evokes. And, how artists have visions about what they will create.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: Take note of times you act on your intuition or feel inspiration. Observe kids and how they make connections and interact with their environment. They have not reasoned away emotional response.
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Excellent post, Mary! We are all born with intuition. Some are more sensitive to it than others, but it is there. 😉
Love this post, Mary. I’m all about tuning in to our intuition and learning to trust it.
Wonderful! 🙂 🙂
I learned something new.. “blending” and I hadn’t realized that emotions are the foundation of reason.. Makes a lot of sense now that I think about it.
Mary, great thoughts, my friend. I’d never heard of mind-sight before. I guess intuition would be a form of this mind-sight.
Love these pics. That tractor is awesome. I’ll head over and check out the entire speech.
Am saving the journaling prompt for when my Christopher is all better. And kids definitely have not reasoned away emotional response. (((hugs)))
Connections are important. And I think women see this extra stuff better than men.
Intuition has always been a valuable asset to me. I’ve had so many instances where I just “knew” something and it turned out to be accurate. I have learned to never discount this sense; don’t ever go against it. Trust me, you’ll end up in trouble and wish you’d listened to that gut reaction the FIRST time 🙂
Excellent post and I love that quote!
Mary, as a fellow “blue,” you know I totally dig thinking about stuff like this. I’m huge on emotional intelligence and believe, in that area, I know quite a few geniuses! 🙂
it’s so interesting how you can feel people out.
Our emotions are such an integral part of our being. I feel thankful I am learning how to trust my intuition. It is a process to not doubt yourself.
Thanks for the mention my friend!