It is by logic that we prove. It is by intuition that we discover,” Henri Poincare

While with an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, We see into the life of things.

In these lines from Tintern Abbey, Wordsworth’s quiet eye reflects another quality that links intuition and mindfulness. They are both relatively effortless. Both are reached by escaping the heavy, single-minded striving of most ordinary life.

Bach also spoke of the effortless Flow of musical ideas. Asked how he found his melodies, he said, “The problem is not finding them, it’s—when getting up in the morning and getting out of bed—not stepping on them.”

In an intuitive or mindful state, new information, like new melodies, is allowed into awareness. This new information can be full of surprise and does not always “make sense. If we resist, and evaluate it on rational grounds, we can silence a vital message. (source: Mindfulness by Dr. Ellen Langer)

Follow the instructions on top of the picture. Start with 5 seconds of concentration on the dots and see if you can intuitively see. If not, increase the concentration on the dots to 10 seconds. The less you need to concentrate on the dots is an indication that your peripheral vision or your intuition is stronger.

In incubation stage one must have the capacity for making intuitive decisions to reach motivation. Intuition means relinquishing control of the thinking mind and trusting the vision of the unconscious. Intuition has the ring of truth, because it is grounded in the ability of the unconscious to organize information into unanticipated new ideas.

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