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Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.
-- Hugh Miller


Saturday, August 7, 1999


Your perception probably goes much deeper than you realize. Have you ever had the experience of “knowing” in precise detail that something was going to happen, and then sure enough it happened exactly as you saw it in advance? Or have you ever suddenly thought about someone whom you haven’t seen in a while, and a few minutes later they call you?

Though they may seem strange or supernatural, such perceptions are not really so mystical. They are simply a deeper level of perception. When you think about it, there are many things you can accurately see in advance. For example, when you plant seeds in your garden you know in advance that you’ll soon have flowers there. Intuition merely integrates your substantial knowledge and experience of cause and effect, and supplies you with perceptions that are beyond the obvious.

We often discount intuition, failing to heed it or encourage it, out of a mistaken belief that we couldn’t logically know such things as it tells us. Yet intuition can be just as natural, reasonable, and valid as the more direct kinds of perceptions. And it can be very useful.

Pay attention to your intuition. It will help you to see beyond the superficial. Respect what it has to show you and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the world around you.

— Ralph Marston

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