Originally Posted by Jeff Lilly
I don't recall having an episode of intuition-versus-logic that was that clear-cut before.
But I did manage to notice the difference between the two arguers in my head. The intuition was just a pure, nonjudgemental statement of fact. The logic was snide, and defensive in tone--there were many reasons given why I should in fact ignore my feeling about the forthcoming interruption. It was frenzied. The intuitive side never defended itself other than to calmly repeat the original statement.
--Jeff's wife, Emily
Thanks, this and Erin's clarification helped. Now just to pay attention...
I wonder though, I have such "intuitions" about people almost all the time too, but by that description, I don't really know if it's intuition or something else. The easiest and clearest example I can think of is once when I went to a friend's home and there I saw the guy she was dating--I had only heard about him, but there he was in her living room. When I saw him across the room, I was shocked and I felt he was creepy and I neither needed to get closer to see him at a closer distance, nor did I want to. I thought if I passed him on the sidewalk, I would leave a 10-foot distance between us. After he left I asked her if he was an alcoholic or something and told her I got a bad feeling from him. In the end, it turned out that he beat her (he wasn't an alcoholic). This was not an "intuition" without emotion, I felt a fear of him when I looked at him, it wasn't just some pure and non-judgmental voice in my head telling me something, on the contrary, this is a very judgmental feeling, isn't it? What is it, then, if the voice of intuition is not judgmental?
P.S. Btw, when I see those things about people, despite the fact that what I see is nearly always right (the cases in which it is verified), I don't tell anyone anymore what I see, because they think I am racist, sexist, prejudiced...people just argue with me and think I'm mean or stupid for saying things about people I don't really know...and even ones I know more or less. "You can never know a person just from looking at them." and "You can't judge a book by its cover." etc.
It's a very politically incorrect thing to do, no matter what skin color, nationality, gender or religion the person in question is. Whatever category they fit into, that is the group of people whom I have wronged.