Should You Trust Your Gut Instinct?

Should You Trust Your Gut Instinct?


For those interested in taking some of the ideas of this video much further, this book will be of interest. Maybe ‘mindfulness’ is not always about what we think is going on.

Are you certain? (First an article followed by the pdf book link).

But modern biology is pointing in a different direction. It is telling us that despite how certainty feels, it is neither a conscious choice nor even a thought process. Certainty and similar states of “knowing what we know” arise out of primary brain mechanisms that, like love or anger, function independently of rationality or reason. Feeling correct or certain isn’t a deliberate conclusion or conscious choice. It is a mental sensation that happens to us.

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