Intuition and the Creation of a Better World

Quotations — intuit : intuitive : intuition : service : serve 

This selection of quotations explores intuitive perception from many different points of view.

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Buddhism has helped me to develop a more intimate relationship with the nature of my own mind. I have learnt through meditation practice that thoughts come and go of their own accord, endlessly. That’s just the nature of mind. Between and underlying those thoughts, however, is a great stillness. Access to this stillness has been a great ally to me in making films.

When I’m practicing cinematography from this open, alert stillness, the most remarkable things arise. I’ll suddenly have an impulse to turn around and look in another direction, and there’s the very thing I was looking for: there’s the moment just before the sun peeks through the branches and illuminates the side of the elk, or there’s the expression on the face of the Tuareg as, seated on his camel, he turns. I’m able to engage these wonderful gifts that arise, because in that moment I’m living from a place that is infinitely more expansive and inclusive than the thought-box of my head.

Kevin Peer. ‘Sacred Cinema: Molly Hollenbach interviews Kevin Peer’ in Resurgence, November/December 2004, No. 227, p. 53

Let us, then, labor for an inward stillness,
An inward stillness and an inward healing;
That perfect silence where the lips and heart
Are still, and we no longer entertain
Our own imperfect thoughts and vain opinions,
But God alone speaks in us, and we wait
In singleness of heart, that we may know
His will, and in the silence of our spirits,
That we may do His will, and do that only!

Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, Christus: A Mystery, part III. The New England Tragedies, Act 1, Scene 3




Creativity, Imagination & Vision
Cultivating the Intuition
Inspiration & Dreams
Intuition in Architecture
Intuition in Science
Intuitive Service
Nature of the Intuition
Straight Knowledge
Intuition in Religion


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Abdi, M.H.
Abhishiktananda, Swami
Agni Yoga
Alberts, Ton
Anderson, William
Ariyaratne, A.T.
Armstrong, Karen
Assagioli, Roberto
Aurobindo, Sri
Bache, Christopher
Bachofen, J.J.
Bailey, Alice
Baker, Ian
Bamford, Christopher
Baring, Anne
Barrett, Richard
Batchelor, Stephen
Bergman, Ciel
Berry, Thomas
Bernbaum, Edwin
Bloom, John
Brunton, Paul
Burns, James MacGregor
Capra, Fritjof
Carr, H. Wildon
Coelho, Paulo
Collins, Cecil
de Chardin, Teilhard
Deikman, Arthur
Eco, Umberto
Einstein, Albert
Elgin, Duane
Ferrucci, Piero
Finser, Torin
Fox, Matthew
Gawain, Shakti
Godwin, Robert W.
Goodwin, Brian
Govinda, Lama Anagarika
Hall, Sir Ernest
Hamilton, Craig
Harpur, Patrick
Harris, Sam
Havel, Vaclav
Heidenreich, Alfred
Hillman, James
Holdrege, Craig
Hoyle, Fred
Humphreys, Christmas
Hyde, Lewis
Intuition Magazine
Intuition Magazine Online
Jacka, Judy
Jefferies, Richard
Jung, Carl Gustav
Kamenetz, Rodger
Khan, Hazrat Inayat
Kindred, Glennie
King, Martin Luther Jr.
Kingsley, Peter
Klein, Joe
Kokoschka, Oscar
Laszlo, Ervin
Lipson, Michael
Lithman, Alan Sasha
Longfellow, Henry Wordsworth
Lorimer, David
Lovelock, James
Macy, Joanna
Maira, Shakti
Martin, Charles R.
Milton, John
Needleman, Jacob
Noddings, Nel & Shore, Paul J.
Okri, Ben
Oxford Dictionary
Pascal, Blaise
Peer, Kevin
Pineault, Annie
Radin, Dean
Raine, Kathleen
Redfield, James
Robinson, Edward
Roerich, Helena
Rogers, Carl
Salinger, J.D.
Salk, Jonas
Sardello, Robert
Scharma, Otto
Schumacher, E.F.
Shah, Idries
Shelley, Percy.Bysshe.
Smith, Huston
Soutar, William
Steiner, Rudolf
Sumedho, Ajhan
Tagore, Rabindranath
Tarnas, Richard
Thakar, Vimala
Tolle, Eckhart
Trungpa, Chogyam
Tudge, Colin
van der Post, Laurens
Vaughan, Frances
Vinoba Bhave
Whitmore, Diana
Whyte, David
Wickes, Frances
Zajonc, Arthur
Zukav, Gary





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