Been slowly reflecting on how trust my "intuitive senses"
(or gut instinct)….
So, regardless of what some may think or believe (or not believe) of intuition and gut instinct (for me the two work together)...
Completely agree with you. Gut instinct as in poker or at the track is a valued asset.
Four years ago I went against my gut and failed to place Creator atop a Belmont Stakes superfecta.
Equibase had listed the horse as the #7 North American purse earner, I wrote my card out the nite before,
bothered me all morning long, but for some inexplicable reason I went with a tight handicap, which would
have worked had Creator not jumped the chow line with a burst of speed to win by a nose at the wire.
...As I write this, I recall Creator had had a bad run in the Kentucky Derby earlier. Came in tenth, and in
the Belmont he posted a disadvantaged #10 spot. I should have lined through the Derby and went with my gut.
I usually do play instinctive poker and ponies however this particular memorable exception ranks and rankles.
how trusting my "intuitive senses" (or gut instinct)
what some may think or believe (or not believe) of intuition and gut instinct
I find it interesting the things that I remember from sooo long ago...why do some things stick and others not? One of the things was learned from my uncle as he gave me driving lessons. When in front of the line stopped at a red, when the light turns green wait a beat, look both ways then proceed. Never forgot that....it saved me once, not at a red light but a 4 way stop.....but then I guess it only needs to save you once. The other was when I slowed to a stop for a jaywalker....his admonishment...."f**k 'em, they are jay walkers". A few miles later there were folks about to cross at a cross walk...He said..."You ALWAYS stop for them, always. Jay walkers are different, they are fair game." I still can hear his voice 55 years on.Been slowly reflecting on how trusting my "intuitive senses" (or gut instinct), no matter what others may think of it or me, has really...supported me, in light of an experience I had yesterday.
I was at the light/intersection, just a few steps away from my apartment to go to the store. The light was yellow for those going across in front of me. It was red for those going up and down. There were vehicles waiting at the red. The coast was clear the other way, but I thought to myself, "I'm just going to wait right here." Next thing I know this driver came flying through the yellow light fast enough, that, had I chosen to move, I would not be here typing this.
So, regardless of what some may think or believe (or not believe) of intuition and gut instinct (for me the two work together), as for myself, I at least know some part of myself that may not be fully understood by science (yet), kept me alive. I take comfort in this part even if other people may perceive me as crazy.
Interesting that you said that. It gets frustrating when something simple slips your mind, I was trying to remember something trivial. Eventually my wife prompted my memory, she had asked me to put some provision or other on the shopping list. We keep a handy shopping list to record anything that's running low, helps to prevent falling short of essentials.I find it interesting the things that I remember from sooo long ago.