Silent guidance




There are winds of destiny that blow when we least expect them.  Sometimes they gust with the fury of a hurricane, sometimes they barely  fan one’s cheek. But the winds cannot be denied, bringing as they often  do a future that is impossible to ignore.”  ―     Nicholas Sparks,           Message in a Bottle  

Destiny most probably, just as the phrase “everything happens for a reason” is thrown around quite a  bit, especially after something unfortunate happens.“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”   but―     William Shakespeare said. While we have no  real reason to suspect that there is a sense of reason to life’s events,  we tell ourselves that certain events if not all of them are fated to  fall into place in precisely the way in which they do. Though the idea  of destiny gives us comfort and helps us to pick ourselves back up after a disaster or hurtful life event . Isn’t it so? but I believe still its hard to believe as Empirical proof helps us validate what we should and shouldn’t believe,  but sometimes cold hard facts just aren’t available. Even when we don’t  have solid proof, however, humans still tend to extend their sense of  belief to certain phenomenon. From things we could never see with the  human eye to life forms that have yet to be verified.“Insight is not a light-bulb that goes off inside our heads. It is a flickering candle that can easily be snuffed out.”  ―     Malcolm Gladwell,           Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

Call it a gut feeling, or intuition,we someway believe that  sometimes a sixth sense provides us silent guidance.The question of the reliability of intuitions has philosophical  relevance, because many philosophers think that they can use intuitions  generated by thought experiments to justify conclusions about the  fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and morality.  Intuition can tell  us when to distrust someone, why to avoid a certain street,why not to  make a particular deal or steer us in any number of directions etc or  who is the soul mate, whether to go or stay, should be giving chances to  the loved one to change some of the most irritable habit you font  approve .AND with seemingly no logical explanations, our intuition helps  us make decisions with confidence and allows us feel like we are making  a decision based on a trusted power that is bigger than ourselves. We  give intuitions the credit for showing us which way to go when we hit a  fork in the road. The intuitions produced by thought experiments are not evidence at all, as usually you hear from people,but still they regard intuitions as true but skeptical.In an article I read and I want to share here to strengthen the underlying concept that I chose to focus on intuition in my answer… Intuition cannot be trusted in the absence of stable regularities in  the environment.   There are, however,  domains where real expertise is  possible, for example in chess where knowledge of regularities is  available and acquired by large amounts of practice, so that expert  intuitions can sometimes be taken seriously.“intuition is always right in at least two important ways;

It is always in response to something.

it always has your best interest at heart”

―     Gavin de Becker,           The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence







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