How to Distinguish Mind From Intuition?

the difference between mind and intution

In life, you usually take decisions and act, lead by the mind or intuitive messages. Often, between the voice of the mind and the whisper of the intuition there is a discrepancy while sometimes we cannot figure out the vague messages that reach us.

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In most cases, we’re willing to trust our common sense, not random, obscure feelings. But is this what the mind tells you – the best, right, and creative?

What actually is the difference between the mind and intuition? To what extend the mind gives us an accurate picture of the world and the “right” decisions? Where intuitive knowledge comes from? Which one can we trust? Or maybe we have to combine both – mind and intuition? Is this possible? What’s the truth?

Mind – a practical arsenal

The philosopher Descartes has said:

“I think, therefore, I am.”

But is that so? Is thinking associated with existence, with our true selves? What is our mind?

Our mind is a tool, instrument – a very good and useful instrument. With it, we solve different tasks, analyze, memorize. But the mind deals with familiar things, with definitions, concepts, epithets, images, words. To create something new, the mind simply arranges familiar things in a different way while it cannot create something entirely new.

Basically, new discoveries in science and art aren’t made as a result of logical reasoning, but as a result of insight, inspiration. Truly new is created when our mind is “distracted”, when we rest, when we don’t think about anything – contemplating the nature or just being self-absorbed.

As if then, a door gets unlocked from which wisdom, knowledge and ideas can enter. This door is “guarded” by the mind. Because the mind thinks, analyzes, looks for evidence, looks for logic, explanation, tries to “put” everything in certain concepts, frameworks, to put an “epithet” on it, to compare it to something, to define it as good or bad, beautiful or ugly.

Our consciousness is too encumbered by external influences, certain expectations, ideas, attitudes, public opinion, environment and so on.. and this prevents us from reaching true Wisdom.

It turns out that you’re a prisoner of your own mind.

This is because of identifying with it. But you’re not your mind.

It’s just a tool that we use, a phase in our evolution. As Eckhart Tolle says:

“Beyond thought lies a whole kingdom of intelligence and thought is only a tiny part of it.”

“Thinking is not a synonymous of consciousness. It’s just one of its sides. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, while consciousness doesn’t need thought.”

The thought has real power and our thinking creates our destiny, but if you identify with your thinking, with your mind, it becomes your master, you become its prisoner and are dependent on it. While, actually we’ve to guide our mind by rising above thought…

When you begin to separate from your mind, this is the first step towards Enlightenment.

“Enlightenment means to rise above thought, not to fall back under it – the level of an animal or plant. In enlightened state, you still use the thinking mind, but much more focused and effective than before.”

When the control of the mind weakens, intuitive knowledge makes its way to the consciousness.

Intuition – your best guide

Intuition is like a faint voice, it brings us knowledge as if from nowhere… Intuition is a guide of the soul; it’s a tool of our subconscious to connect with the things we seek.

Our subconscious, except it keeps memories of everything experienced, is in connection with the Universal energy, it contains information about everything and has access to all the knowledge, to all Wisdom. Morgan Scott Peck in “The Road Less Traveled”, writes:

“The interface between God and man is set at least partially, where our consciousness and subconscious touch. To put it more precisely, our subconscious is God, the God within us.”

Intuition always acts in our favor. And because it’s the voice of the soul, the intuitive knowledge comes as hunch, like a feeling of comfort or discomfort, like knowledge, which we don’t know where it came from, but we know it.

Vadim Zeland calls intuition whisper of morning stars – “a voice without words, reflection without thoughts, sound without power. You understand something, but vaguely. You’re not thinking, but feeling intuitive… You just know something without an explanation.”

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How can you reach this knowledge, where does it come from?

According to Vadim Zeland, the fundamentally new is always in an unrealized variant. He talks about a space of variations – information box, which contains information of everything, that was and will be.

The material world is a sequence of realized variants, but in the space of variations is everything and exactly there – in the unrealized variants is the new. Our consciousness doesn’t have access to them, but our subconscious does. It’s from there we take hunches, predictions, discoveries, masterpieces.

No matter how much you think, the frequency of our mental radiation is most easily adjusted to the frequency of realized sectors… And how exactly do we tune on the frequency of unrealized sectors – Zeland cannot answer it, but our soul definitely has access to them.

The soul doesn’t think and analyze, it doesn’t use concepts, but somehow “sees” ahead in unrealized, but approaching towards us sectors. It cannot indicate what it knows with words, that’s why common sense often doesn’t understand what it’s trying to tell us.

And since your soul knows what to expect in any unrealized sector – pleasant or unpleasant, it tries to convey information to the mind through a sense of comfort or discomfort.

However, your nous sometimes doesn’t understand the message. If it still succeeds to grasp what the soul is trying to transmit, enlightenment or a new discovery is obtained.

Lao Tzu says:

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

Of course, in no case I deny the role of the mind. To achieve things we want, there must be synchronization between the soul and mind.

Share your opinion – what is the difference between mind and intuition, where do they come from and which one do you trust more? Can we combine both?

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