Mar 20, 2012

Intuitive vs Rational

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” 
― Albert Einstein 

Unfortunately, Albert's right ~ especially today. We are all expected to be rational, logical, practical ~ "faithful servants" who hold their tongue and go along with the crowd. The rational minds always make it to the top, become people in charge, spouting down requests for originality, creativity and artistry, when what they really want is what their logical, straightforward, forever-inside-the-box minds have already imagined up as a final result. I am an aspiring writer and artist, and while I'm told that my point of view is unique and could 'really bring a lot to the table,' I'm constantly looked at as if my ideas are, I guess for lack of a better word, weird. Maybe some of them are strange, but I like to think outside the box and I know I'll make it in this world because a lot of my thoughts are ... what's that word again? Intuitive.

That, and I'm more determined than ever.

It's too bad, but it always comes back around to the "faithful servant" idea, no matter what is said to the contrary ~ just do what everyone else wants, and it'll be just fine. Well, sorry people. I refuse.



  1. I am with you. AND, I have read that the intuitive mind is just the subconscious being rationale. The subconscious is picking up on a lot of stuff that the conscious mind is not. And, a lot of people are AFRAID to listen to that. That is what all the negativity is about - fear and control. And, furthermore, control is just an illusion anyway. I know this is a long comment, but I get this type of thing aimed at me a lot too...

  2. "subconscious being rational," I like it.. Fear and control ~ that's exactly what it is.. Having control over everything and everyone, believing only in what they see on paper ~ It drives me nuts! I just read an article about being introverted, and it sounds like intuition and introversion go hand in hand.. Seeing the truth, knowing what is going on or what is about to happen (because of either listening to what's going on around them or what their thoughts tell them).. I could go on and on...


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