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All Thoughts Start Out Intuitively

s-anthony
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3/26/2016 2:26:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Every thought starts out intuitively. The very act of walking requires assumptions, assuming one foot will plant, properly, on the surface. Thoughts, in their conceptions, are not clearly seen; it is with concentration and confirmation are thoughts actualized and reinforced. As attention is concentrated and the thought becomes actualized, associations are made. The thought goes from being obscure to becoming familiarized in one's mind. While the thought is at a distance, one assumes to know that which the thought is. Intuitions allow us to determine the approachability of thoughts. Each thought has an emotional charge, to one degree or another. If the emotional charge is positive, the thought is approachable; if the emotional charge is negative, the thought is repulsive. If the emotional charge is strong, the thought may overwhelm the psyche in a positive or negative way; if the emotional charge is weak, it may evade the power of concentration.

Once thoughts are born by intuition, they may go from being intuitive, mere assumptions, to rational ideas. Rationality provides reasons for the ways in which we think. It takes thoughts from the realm of associations and makes them intentional.

The intuitive mind makes meaningful associations, but the rational mind is volitional. Animals, children, and collectivists are to a large degree led about by intuitions. Theirs is, as the French philosopher, Levy-Bruhl, put it, a participation mystique. They are led about, to a large extent, by the currents of life, ships without rudders. Group mentality is very prominent in the minds of intuitive thinkers; the collective is God.

However, the rational thinker has gone beyond intuitions and has become intentional. Living an individualized life, one specializes in thinking. Full abandonment, to the capricious mind of the collective, puts one on edge.

The intuitive one is free from oneself, and this is spirituality. The rational one is free from the group and worships the god within.
tarantula
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3/26/2016 3:03:41 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/26/2016 2:26:04 PM, s-anthony wrote:
Every thought starts out intuitively. The very act of walking requires assumptions, assuming one foot will plant, properly, on the surface. Thoughts, in their conceptions, are not clearly seen; it is with concentration and confirmation are thoughts actualized and reinforced. As attention is concentrated and the thought becomes actualized, associations are made. The thought goes from being obscure to becoming familiarized in one's mind. While the thought is at a distance, one assumes to know that which the thought is. Intuitions allow us to determine the approachability of thoughts. Each thought has an emotional charge, to one degree or another. If the emotional charge is positive, the thought is approachable; if the emotional charge is negative, the thought is repulsive. If the emotional charge is strong, the thought may overwhelm the psyche in a positive or negative way; if the emotional charge is weak, it may evade the power of concentration.

Once thoughts are born by intuition, they may go from being intuitive, mere assumptions, to rational ideas. Rationality provides reasons for the ways in which we think. It takes thoughts from the realm of associations and makes them intentional.

The intuitive mind makes meaningful associations, but the rational mind is volitional. Animals, children, and collectivists are to a large degree led about by intuitions. Theirs is, as the French philosopher, Levy-Bruhl, put it, a participation mystique. They are led about, to a large extent, by the currents of life, ships without rudders. Group mentality is very prominent in the minds of intuitive thinkers; the collective is God.

However, the rational thinker has gone beyond intuitions and has become intentional. Living an individualized life, one specializes in thinking. Full abandonment, to the capricious mind of the collective, puts one on edge.

The intuitive one is free from oneself, and this is spirituality. The rational one is free from the group and worships the god within.

I don't think most thoughts have anything to do with intuition!
s-anthony
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3/26/2016 7:07:51 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
I don't think most thoughts have anything to do with intuition!

All knowledge is based on associations, associations between something similar with something familiar. The more frequent the associations are, the greater the familiarity.

Associations start out as correlations. At first, there may be a meaningful connection between something similar and something familiar but there is no reasonable connection.

With frequencies of associations, a reasonable connection may be made. Regardless of the degree of probability (probability in recognition,) there are always deviations. Recognition is determined by the frequencies of conscious encounters.

All knowledge starts out as correlations, correlations may have meaningful connections but not actual connections.

All knowledge starts out as assumptions, and with time may establish reasonable connections.

All knowledge starts out as intuition.