Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ever Present 'Knowing'

Bernadette Roberts
“There is in every human being a 'knowing' that ever remains pre-intellectual and pre-conscious. The mind has no access to this knowing. It can never be grasped by the intellect as a piece of knowledge. We do not even know how we know this “knowing” exists. 
"Though this 'knowing' is ever present, it is not a feeling or experiential 'presence' of any kind. It has no aura of the mystical or supernatural. This knowing is simply 'there', yet nowhere in particular. To say it is 'in our very bones', is an apt metaphor for its inherent nature. Though speaking of this knowing makes it a piece of knowledge, it can never be that.”
Essays on the Christian Contemplative Journey, page 11

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea that intuition is in our bones. I believe that Islam considers it to be in the heart, which is good also. It is just there, uncorrupted by mediation of any kind.

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