Thursday, May 11, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
To the rationally minded, the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backward. His conclusions are reached before his premises.
— Frances Wickes
Intuition is a valuable form of wisdom that often seems mystical. We lose our keys and can’t find them in any of the usual places and then an idea pops into our mind about where to find them. Only after the fact can we explain – maybe – why that spot came to mind. That’s intuition. Or, on a higher plane, we have a feeling that a certain choice in our life would be a big mistake, or one day, for no clear reason, we expect our partner to tell us something important.
The wisdom of our intuition deserves our great respect. It is a valuable guide. Even though it is not 100 percent accurate, and we cannot expect it to be, we should not violate ourselves by contradicting it. Instead, we grow by developing our intuition, listening to what we imagine and what we feel, and following our instincts. Intuition is another form of spiritual strength.
Today I will listen to my inner feelings about things, even when I don’t immediately understand them rationally.
You are reading from the book:
Wisdom to Know © 2005 by Hazelden Foundation