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My Hindu instinct tells me that all religions are more or less true.
The ground under the Bilva tree is very holy. Meditating here quickly brings about an awakening of the religious instinct. Shri Ramakrishna used to say so.
Yoga says instinct is a trace of an old experience that has been repeated many times and the impressions have sunk down to the bottom of the mental lake. Although they go down, they aren’t completely erased. Don’t think you ever forget anything. All experiences are stored in the chittam; and, when the proper atmosphere is created, they come to the surface again. When we do something several times it forms a habit. Continue with that habit for a long time, and it becomes your character. Continue with that character and eventually, perhaps in another life, it comes up as instinct. (92)
Rainer Maria Rilke
...trust yourself and your instincts; even if you go wrong in your judgement, the natural growth of your inner life will gradually, over time, lead you to other insights. Allow your verdicts their own quiet untroubled development which like all progress must come from deep within and cannot be forced or accelerated. Everything must be carried to term before it is born. To let every impression and the germ of every feeling come to completion inside, in the dark, in the unsayable, the unconscious, in what is unattainable to one’s own intellect, and to wait with deep humility and patience for the hour when a new clarity is delivered: that alone is to live as an artist, in the understanding and in one’s creative work.
Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
There is within us a moral instinct which forbids us to rejoice at the death of even an enemy.
You cannot love without intuition.
It's pure instinct that makes me rebel every time someone tries to control my life and hand out more rules.
The creative instinct has always been a stronger motive than mere profit to do truly new and revolutionary things.
The instinct of self-deception in human beings makes them try to banish from their minds dangers of which at the bottom they are perfectly aware by declaring them nonexistent, and a warning such as mine against cheap optimism was bound to prove particularly unwelcome at a moment when a sumptuously laid supper was awaiting for us in the next room.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Imagination is the sacred intuition.
Doubt everything [...]. Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you'll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.
Some instincts are best left uncivilized
The continuation of man’s life is more attributable to his fear of death than it is to his desire to live. As a matter of fact, in countless cases, it is attributable to only the former.
Guillermo Del Toro
I only produce things that have so much in common with what I like. I wanna understand what I'm doing. I wanna understand the instincts that are going to inform the story.
So stretch! Reach for it. Like falling down stairs, where your inner-genius takes over and saves you — your instincts are ready to serve you.
I personally don't like to rehearse so much. I really trust my instincts. I like to talk and talk and talk until we have to do it. I feel the same about theater.
If my 'mind' don't mind, I don't mind.
My daughter, Lila, is my style critic. She'll say, "No, Mummy, you can't wear that." She's very good. I do trust her instinct.
I had mostly been writing humor books, and my instinct is generally to go for the joke.
Speaking as a builder, if you start something, you must have a vision of the thing which arises from your instinct about preserving and enhancing what is there.
This was the first time I had not just rushed in and followed my instincts, and it wasn't working out. I was beginning to actively regret it.
Would a bird build its nest if it did not have its instinct for confidence in the world?
Lailah Gifty Akita
The instinct, quiet inner voice is the voice of the Holy Spirit.
I used my instincts. It's very easy to imagine how you'd feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
If there is any enlightenment that I have been awakened to, it is that men's minds are dominated by their little aches and pains. We want to think that we are more than that, that we control our live with intellect. But now, without civilization clouding the issue, I wonder to what extent intellect is controlled by instinct and culture is the result of raw gut reactions to life.
Lailah Gifty Akita
The heart is the only sacred home.
The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.
Show me a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a Peeping Tom and I will show you the making of a dramatist.
George Jean Nathan
What passes for woman's intuition is more often intrinsically nothing more than man's transparency.
Nonetheless, we experience a sense of freedom when we feel that we have the ability to make choices and satisfy our primal instincts.
Sometimes my natural instincts take over and I just go overboard.
Most people who do have the instincts will never recognize that they do, because they don't have the courage or the good fortune to discover their potential.
The only time I've ever gone against my instincts, I've regretted it. It was only really one time.
In most places, when people hear about or see something that is a symbol or representation or evidence of slavery or the slave trade or lynching, the instinct is to cover it up, to get rid of it, to destroy it.
It's all complete instinct and intuition, and that's extremely difficult to teach.
Courtesy is not learned by instinct. Like the other components of respect, courtesy has to be taught and modeled.
Instinct tells me to close my eyes and I plunge myself back into the darkness, back to my world of being seen but not heard.
Instinct is the nose of the mind.
Donald Trump really has authoritarian, dictatorial instincts.
It is not to be forgotten that what we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Seek to hear thy inner voice.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us
Animals can seem more pure. Without complication, I mean, animals are selfless. What animals do for us, they do out of instinct.
What redeems sorrow and drives life forward is not reason but instinct.
Albert J. Nock
When a beggar asks us for a quarter, our instinct is to say that the State has already confiscated our quarter for his benefit, and he should go to the State about it.
The difficult thing is not to pick up the information but to recognise it - to accept it into our consciousness. Most of us find it difficult to know what we are feeling about anything. In any situation it is almost impossible to know what is really happening to us. This is one of the penalties of being human and having a brain so swarming with interesting suggestions and ideas and self-distrust.
It's amazing how sudden the effect is - it must be the result of a deep atavistic mating urge buried inside us. A glance and you think: 'Yes, this is the one, this one is right for me.' Every instinct in your body seems to sing in unison.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Sensitive people never like the fatigue of justifying their instincts.
You have to trust your own instincts about what is appropriate and what is not appropriate and trust your own feelings about what you can and can't show for yourself, and it'll be different for everybody.