We speak about self-esteem, self-confidence, self-image, but what does “Self” really mean?
Recently I read some thoughts about the Self from Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. who explains the self referring of “how you judge yourself, how you think others judge you, how you imagine and think about your body, and what you believe others think of you. In a matter of speaking, the self refers to “what it’s like to be you.”
The self is a mental model you have of yourself, an idea, a concept or way of thinking.”
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Tying on my earlier post about Intuition as inner guide I like to emphasize today how important it is to follow our intuition.
Intuition is like a magic path helping us to live in the moment, here and now.
I found this great book by Florence Scovel Shinn about Intuition and its magic path.
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Intuition is little known part of our personality. According to its Latin roots it means “in to you”. This may be the reason why so many people don’t know anything about it – it’s hidden in us.
Intuition is like an inner voice that inexplicably points us in a certain direction.
When we learn to rely on external advice to find our way through life we reduced our ability to listen to this inner voice.
Intuition doesn’t always give us the whole answer, it only gives a hint, a mysterious picture or a certain feeling.
To be able to listen to our intuition and even more to give it an important place in our life we need to have a healthy self-esteem.
Having a high self-esteem means that we have also a strong self-knowledge. When self-esteem and self-knowledge handle each other with love and acceptance we recognize our personality analytically but also intuitively.
A high elf-esteem boosts our intuition. Intuition, once accepted, can lead us wisely on our way through life. This trust helps to develop our self-esteem even more.
Self-esteem and intuition are like twins, sometimes separated but always wishing to be close to each other.
Albert Einstein once said: “The only real valuable thing is intuition.”
This declaration by the world’s most esteemed scientist seems unusual since intuition has had little scientific recognition over the last century.
A recent study by Dr. Alan Pegna of the University of New South Wales in Australia, and his investigation team in Switzerland, shows the exciting results of possible actions of intuition.
The experiment of the study was simple. A blind man had to “guess” what type of emotions were being “shown” to him in photographs of faces. He correctly perceived significantly more than the researchers had expected by pure chance.
It’s been years since Einstein made his proclamation, but today scientists are giving more and more esteem toward human abilities such as intuition.