The Impulsive instinct - The Uncanny Link
logic vs intuition

S1: EP16 The Impulsive instinct


Learn how you can distinguish between logic and intuition, distinct characteristics of the left vs. right brain


Episode Transcript

Vaishali Nikhade 0:04
Hello, everybody, this is Vaishali and today's episode is the impulsive instinct. So I had to think a little bit about naming today's episode, because in reality, what it means is, what is the difference between logic and intuition.

And I was interviewing on a summit as a guest speaker. And one of the questions the host asked me is, how do you distinguish logic from intuition? And I said, Well, that's a great question. Now we can make a podcast episode on it. So here we are. So I'm going to give you five different points.

These are not the only five points. But these are just the five points that you can think of it as a highlight, which will distinguish on whether that thinking or the thoughts that you have are logical thoughts, or whether it's your intuitive thought, or intuitive instincts that are talking to you.

So the first point is that logic is more of a byproduct of a forced thought. It's almost like you're forcing yourself to get an answer. So for instance, I'll give you an example. Let's say that my fictitious client, Amy, and Amy comes to me and says that her goal is to get one client every week.

And she starts reasoning that I will do 10 posts on Facebook, 10 posts on Instagram, and 10 posts on LinkedIn. And out of these 30 posts, maybe 10, people will interact with the posts, and then I'll talk to five of them. And then from there, I'll get one client. So it's almost as though she is logically reasoning step by step as to how she is going to go about in terms of getting a client.

So you can think of it as the byproduct of a forced or a linear kind of thought. So that's logic. Intuitively, it's going to be very different, because intuition will never respond to a forced thought. So intuition is more of an impulse. So if you studied physics, or most likely physics, no or. So if you studied physics in, I think this was the beyond the high school, there is an impulse function.

And the way the impulse function, or the impulse wave form works is it goes from zero to let's say, the final level is hundred percent. So it goes from zero to 100%, in almost no time, and then it stays there for a little bit. And then it goes down again, to zero. So it's almost like a spike, think of it as a spike. And then if you blinked you missed it, because the spike was gone.

So intuition is pretty much like that. It's almost a spike. And sometimes you may just feel that that was just a passing thought, but maybe that was intuition trying to tell you something. So the one major difference is that it's not like you were asking for an answer, and it automatically came to you in terms of a forced thought. So it was more like an impulse. So that's the first point.

The second point is logic is more when you are trying to cram the mind and trying to force an answer on how to do this, like in case of Amy's example, to get the one client she's just systematically and logically trying to build a system as to how she's going to get that one client using her 30 posts.

Intuition is more when the mind is relaxed, and it's not under the pressure to answer a question. So in terms of the time span, the logical thinking would be, you do one and you do two, you do three, you do four, and you do five. And when you do five, you get the result. And it's almost like you're trying to cram cram the thinking or cram the mind. But intuition, most of the times will respond when the mind is relaxed.

And it's most likely not going to go from one to five, it will go from one to maybe some esoteric point, which is 1A, and then it will go to like 2C, and then it will take you to five, and 1A and 2C are just the detours that intuition took in order for you to get to the destination, but it was not a linear path. But it wasn't something that a logical mind could have or would have come up with.

The third point is that logic follows reasoning, which is one will lead to two and two will lead to three and three will lead to four and four will lead to five. And it's also a linear path. And intuition. In fact, it's most likely something that you may not get when it happens at the moment in terms of the value of what it is trying to say. Because it is something which is outside the periphery of logic.

So it does not really follow logic. And like I showed you in the earlier example, it won't go from one to two, but it will go from one to 2A and then it will go to like 3B and then it will come to five. So it's not following a linear path. And it's not following reasoning either, because with logical reasoning, you wouldn't have been able to get to the 2B and 3C sort of points. Logic is related to present circumstances. And it makes sense in present time.

This is point number four that logic makes sense, because it's related to present circumstances and present time, whereas intuition is more futuristic. So, at the moment, and when I say at the moment, it is at the moment you get the thought it may not make sense because it is more futuristic and you do not have enough reference, you do not have the right reference points on what it is trying to tell you. So it will not make sense.

And the last point or the point number five is that logic is more related to patterns, which has logical patterns, and also related to patterns and thinking of the past. So if something has happened in the past, then there is more likelihood that it is going to happen in the future. And the way it's going to happen is in the same logical manner, it happened in the past.

So, it is almost like there is a historical bias that whatever has happened in the past is going to happen in the future in pretty much the same linear fashion that it has happened in the past. Intuition does not follow any rules. It is very very different in that particular sense. And also, it usually is not really giving out the patterns, it is just giving out the destination or the information; unless of course you look for patterns and you ask for more detailed information.

The very first thought that it gives out is really more of the answer. And then as you start probing deeper and deeper into it, then you will kind of get the points which link your question to the answer. So those are the five major key points to be able to distinguish a logical part from an intuitive thought.

So the key is that logic is more linear, and based on patterns of the past has a historical bias. Whereas intuition is nonlinear. It doesn't really care about the past or the past doesn't even matter, because it knows the answer anyway. And it's only when you get to the destination that will be able to connect the dots in terms of how the dots got connected. So that's really what the impulsive instinct is, it is the impulse of thought, which is your intuition which is giving you the answer in a nonlinear fashion to be able to take the next step. And when you take the next step, the next step will be revealed.

And before you know you will be at your destination, but not in the manner that you expect it. And this is why when you look at everyone who has gotten the same goal, you will see that all of them follow different paths. And they have different strengths along each path. And they came across each point in the past differently.

So that's the impulsive instinct. And I hope that you enjoyed this episode, I welcome all of your comments and questions and concerns.

And feel free to go on the and hit on episode number 16 in the podcast, and I would love to get your comments. And I will see you next time. So have fun until then and bye for now.


Episode 4: Five senses are incomplete

Episode 5: When metaphysics makes the decision for you

Episode 6: Clairvoyance demystified

Episode 7: It's all about the reference

Episode 8: Clairaudience demystified

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