Outer Senses and Inner Senses

Our intellectual abilities, in partnership with our physical senses, enable us to see the differences between things, to categorize and label them, and to manipulate data and information. They allow us to objectify our experience, see it from the outside in. Our intuitive abilities and inner senses, on the other hand, allow us to subjectify our experience or see it from the inside out.

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Victims of Our Own Thinking

How often do we stop to examine the ideas that motivate, or drive, us to see where they’re taking us as we create our reality from moment to moment? Judging from our concern about human overcrowding, disease, increased global warming from human activity, increasing interpersonal and international conflict, and general planetary degradation, it is safe to assume we don’t examine our motives, where they come from and where they are taking us, as well and as often as we should.

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The “Suckface” Incident

Suddenly, my mind and body are on full alert! An “inner” sense of knowing is seizing my attention and telling me to shift my eyes away from the driver. With calm intensity, I slowly turn my head and look up at a large Victorian house on the hill, slightly ahead and a half block beyond the driver’s position. As my eyes come to a rest on the Victorian, the motorcycle driver whips around and screams at me, “What are you looking at, Suckface?”
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Inside Ivy 2 (Overview)

When my daughter, Crystal, read Inside Ivy twenty one years later, she asked me if I had been on drugs.

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