“Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.” Adrienne Rich. What is true? The human brain is designed to take short cuts. Cognitive Biases work for us and against us. Things we assume to be true need to be verified. Even our memories can mislead us. How can we know ourselves if we can’t see clearly? When we see the boundaries around us, we know where we stand. Then we can make more accurate assessments. “The hardest assumption to challenge is the one you don't even know you are making”. Douglas Adams. We don’t know what we don’t know. It’s a hard task to challenge your assumptions because it requires asking yourself very honest and raw questions. You need to connect to your intuitive feelings, your gut instinct to get the right answers. Modern society is designed to numb that connection. We’re surrounded by distractions, we don’t make time for that deep connection to ourselves. While our biases may mislead us, out intuition can direct us. “Intuition is the discriminate faculty that enables you to decide which of two lines of reasoning is right. Perfect intuition makes you master of all.” Paramahansa Yogananda Scientific studies have shown that heightened activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex is visible when we feel a sense of intuition. This is the area of the brain that stores Information about past rewards and pains. We are our past experiences, intuition is our brain taking subconscious shortcuts to lessons from past experiences. When your intuition switches on do you hear it? Do you ignore it or do you act? “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” - Albert Einstein. #assumption #selfawareness #bias #intuition #mind #cognitivebias #quotes #words #wordstoliveby #books #life #knowyourself #lifequotes #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #quotestagram #quote #wisdom #wisewords https://www.instagram.com/p/CN4LL1XjC48/?igshid=121ijq90ldloi
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