“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” – Albert Einstein
A client was speaking to me recently and towards the end of her sentence she clasped her hands together, pressed them into her chest over her heart, tilted her head slightly, looked deeply into my eyes and said; “…you know?”
She placed emphasis on that final word, as she pressed her hands into her body. She was at that moment speaking to a deeper sense of knowing. What had perhaps begun as an idea, validated in her mind, had now been experienced and that experience resonated in her body. She knew not just with her thinking, rational mind, but with her whole being.
I call this embodied knowing. It speaks to a deeper truth. One not validated simply by science or trust or even the desire to believe. Embodied knowing is peaceful. It is powerful. It can be deeply felt. It is a foundation upon which we move confidently. It can be trusted.
There are things we know. And then there are things we know.
I am reminded of this other quote:
“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” – Rumi
What do you know?