Richard Taliaferro
@richtaliaferro · 2:25

Is intuition a substitute for communication?

Again, I tend to believe that we sometimes do use the notion of intuition as a way of not really expressing how we feel because we're not ready for the consequences or the responsibility that goes with that. Again, I could be completely wrong, and I want to know how I'm wrong and where I'm wrong, so let me know. It would be interesting to hear other people's responses and ideas and thoughts about this. Thanks

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Because intuition might tell me that somebody is upset, right? But emotion might tell me I want to avoid this because I don't want to be confronted with whatever they're feeling if it's about me, right? But if I don't address that person, and I think that I have all the answers too, because of my quote unquote intuition, I'm depriving them of an opportunity to either tell me that I'm wrong or to clarify what I think I'm understanding
MJ Brewer
@Mommas_Jungle · 1:42
But they are not one and the same, any more than your heart and your brain are one and the same, even though they do rely on each other. I hope that makes sense. And this was a very thoughtful question, and I very much appreciate being able to answer this. Thank you for inviting me
Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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Richard Taliaferro
@richtaliaferro · 2:24
And the second question is that, are we brave enough and courageous enough to ask this question when we're thinking about intuition and communication? And this is a question that comes from a guy by the name of Gil Fronsdall. He's, I think, his Zen teacher at something called the insight Meditation center. And it's a very basic question, and I heard this years ago, and it's always stuck with me. And the question is, what's going on here?
MJ Brewer
@Mommas_Jungle · 2:41

@richtaliaferro https://tinyurl.com/267ekb2m

And hopefully this will give you some insight so you can get a better idea for yourself. But thank you very much for coming to me about this, and hopefully you'll get some other feedback, too, from other people, not just me. I certainly don't know everything. I know quite a bit about mindfulness, though. But thank you again for inviting me. Have a good one

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