I’ve discovered that therapy is more intuitive. It shows in how people progress or change.
By “intuition,” I mean a person’s capacity or grade level in progressively sensing and feeling the truth.
Some call it common sense, knowingness, or even extra sensory perception.
Encyclopedia Britannica gives a technical definition:
“Intuition: the power of obtaining knowledge that cannot be acquired either by using inference or observation, by reason or experience. As such, intuition is thought of as an original, independent source of knowledge, since it is designed to account for just those kinds of knowledge that other sources do not provide.”
In the course of psychotherapy, lots of knowledge, data, or truths are processed.
But individuals vary in their ability for intuitive sense of truth. Some are slow. Some are fast. Some are shallow. Some are deep.
But whatever the gradient scale of a person’s intuition, it’s a needed skill. He needs it to heal. And grow.
Under ideal conditions, this intuitive inner sense of truth will help a psychologically wounded person to:
• avoid false data or trickery of one’s self and others
• foresee possible consequences of his acts and attitudes
• make the best of several alternatives or choices
• tune to the reality level of others that helps in improving relationships
• weigh “double talk,” contradictions, and arguments to avoid confusion and frustration
People often believe things that are not true. And they are often about themselves and what happened to them.
“I am not enough”
“He means well when he punched me”
“My unhappiness is her fault”
“I must have everybody’s approval”
“I can handle it”
“I’m better than you”
“It doesn’t apply to me”
Therapy helps a person’s intuition to sort out the lies, the “fake news,” he has come to believe.
That’s why therapy is more intuitive rather than merely data-based or informational.
The recognition and cultivation of this inner reference prevent unnecessary emotional suffering and pain.
“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, hearing, sight. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses …” — C. Joybell C.
“The really valuable thing is intuition.” — Albert Einstein