March 13, 2013

Even Einstein would get lost walking home.

"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."

Ah, good ol' Albert Einstein.  He was known to consistently get lost when walking home, and he was truly a brilliant person.  I totally understand.  I still go in the wrong direction on the subway and get lost in the streets of Manhattan, even after nearly 6 years of living here... and I have GPS and Hopstop on my iPhone.  Brilliant, indeed.  This usually happens when I'm stressing out, in a hurry, or am distracted by thoughts that are clouding my better judgement.

I heard Al's wonderful quote just before meditation today, with a focus on synchronizing the mind and body.  Intuition is something we often forget to acknowledge, instead listening to the "rational" mind that is often clouded with fear, anger, humiliation, and other negative emotions.  Positive emotions can also put a muffler on our instinctual abilities.  Passion, euphoria, and what we may think is love can facilitate absolutely silly decisions, especially when it comes to relationships; both romantic and otherwise.

So, today, and hopefully tomorrow and the days after, I am going to do my best to listen that little voice in the back of my head and that feeling in my stomach that leads me in the right direction.  Even when my emotions try to overcome the gift of intuition that exists within all of us.

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