between instinct and intuition.
Instinct happens naturally, it’s an innate drive informed by our constructs of survival and need. We can powerfully associate instinct with things or people that we’ve connected to these needs, regardless of the why. It’s the energy of fire and madness, the burn in desire, the flush in our cheeks, the love at first sight.
Intuition illuminates the reason as to “why,” and in this light guides our decisions as to how best these needs might be met. Intuition dictates with a disciplined but gentle awareness of consequence, and thus sets the long course. She is composed, impeccable, and reserved. Prone to decisive action, yet never rash. Graceful to accept the unintended, as she swerves the course, and is never wrong.
The ultimate goal is to create an existence where our instinct and intuition are aligned. Here is that promised land where energy brims with possibilities divine, and life begins again.
about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up, again, you should never be so afraid of a tumble.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson