Foresight and Decision Making.

The crystal ball of logic and intuition.

Dr. Niranjan Seshadri

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Some people seem to get it just right; their foresight and decision-making abilities allow them to get ahead of the pack. Making the right decisions at the right time and place is crucial for everyone. Life builds on itself one moment at a time. In each moment, there is a decision to be made — whether to accept or reject thoughts attempting to draw our attention one way or the other. Every thought or idea is a seed. Plant the wrong seed, and chances are that the fruits would not be something we would want.

Every decision we make has its origins in a thought. These decision points present us with choices — yes, no, or maybe — and it is up to us to pick the one we want. We can, to an extent, logically deduce where a thought might lead and how it may manifest. Should we trust our logical inferences, or should we put faith in our gut feeling about something?

Coming to logical conclusions about what may happen in the future is, at best, a probability, which diminishes as the time horizon expands. Intuition may not necessarily tell us what may happen in the future, but it can help by “holding our hand” and assuring that a particular thought is the right one to follow. Intuition is a “soft voice,” not a command. It takes a degree of sensitivity and receptivity to recognize an intuition suggestion, while a logical conclusion is a “hard voice” that compels us to act.

At this moment, no one can precisely say what may happen in the future, with so many variables outside our control or sphere of influence. It is hard to make decisions that impact us at an individual level; imagine the responsibility of leaders such as company CEOs, who must regularly take a call on issues that affect the lives of thousands. Divining destiny and making the right decisions may seem like the art of reading a crystal ball. Still, we can improve our odds of making the correct decisions by enhancing the faculties of logic and intuition.

The crystal ball we all carry is the mind. It is the place where two disparate forces merge — logic and intuition. There are some critical differences between the two. Piecing together known inferences or knowledge, we may come to a logical conclusion. However, intuition involves unknown or unknowable…

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Dr. Niranjan Seshadri

Physician I Author I Transformational Philosophy - Awareness and its power to transform. www.intoawareness.org. Learn more- amazon.com/author/seshadri