Sunday, February 10, 2013

Using Your Sixth Sense for Survival

In the world of survival there is a simple truth that reveals itself. Sometimes you have to trust your instincts if you want to survive. Many times it is a matter of how we react to our environment that helps us to survive. If you can learn to trust your “sixth sense”, you may just survive a bad situation before it happens.

Our sixth sense may be due to the fact that our subconscious mind realizes the danger before we are even consciously aware of impending disaster. It may be that we sense things through our subconscious mind that aren’t readily apparent to our conscious mind. Have you ever hesitated at a green light for just a moment only to look up and see a speeding motorist pass in front of where you might have been? You then realize that your hesitation (sixth sense?) prevented a possible accident where you may have been an unwilling victim. Perhaps it may have been a strange sound that caused you to pause your stride for a moment and take a closer look at your surroundings. This simple action may have helped you to avoid a step in the wrong direction that might have led to a dangerous fall or perhaps even stepping in the wrong place on the wrong thing.

Listening to that inner sense that sometimes tells you something is wrong or isn’t quite right is a challenge for all of us. We may often fail to heed those simple “gut feelings” that are trying to tell us something. Our subconscious mind may hear, smell or see things before we are actually aware of the importance of the message our subconscious mind is trying to tell our conscious mind. If we consciously ignore these feelings, we may be risking more than we realize. Trust is a difficult thing to establish in many cases. Learning to trust your “sixth sense” should be a practice that everyone should endeavor to enhance in their daily lives.

Many of us have experienced those moments where a slight hesitation or a simple pause has had a profound effect on our circumstances. We may have averted a probable disaster. It may just be luck is sometimes with us but I don’t want to put too much trust in luck being with me at the right time. I prefer to believe that it is our innate ability to sense danger through our subconscious mind, even before we are consciously aware of the danger that will quite often make the difference in our circumstances and our survival.

An instinctive reaction may be the only thing that saves you.

Got “sixth sense” for survival?

Staying above the water line!



Angela said...

I have the sixth sense for survival. I've had it since I was a little girl. I remember coming home from church with my aunt driving. I instinctively knew there was going to be a car accident and told her to slow down because there was going to be a car wreck. Sure enough there was. Thank God she listened to me because she was very pregnant with my cousin and who knows what would have happened. Back then we didn't wear seat belts! I've had many other similar situations like.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about 'Six Sense', but there have been a few occasions I have felt I am being followed or tracked when walking in the woods and stopping to see if I was correct - I was! Only once did it prove to be dangerous to me though.

And this is totally unrelated to survival but still strange - I will think of a song I haven't heard for a long time and within several minutes, guess what is playing on the radio ?

That is strange.

JaneofVirginia said...

Our "Sixth Sense" has a scientific basis as well as a spiritual one. When thinking in scientific terms, it is termed "pattern recognition". Sometimes, when something doesn't feel right you have noticed something off on a subconscious level, or a pattern which disturbs you. Ignoring these feelings is very unwise. Pattern recognition is most often correct.

Ed Vaisvilas said...

In the US Navy, in the 60's, we were refueling at sea. Hard to explain the layout without typing a couple paragraphs. Anyway, my station was at the part of the rig going into our ship. Something, very strongly, compelled me to move away from it. Moments after I did, one of the ships veered and the entire connection snapped, lines and hose flying everywhere. Forunately, no one died, but a couple guys were swept overboard and recovered with broken limbs and such.

riverwalker said...

I was curious to see if I was the only one that has those "ah ha" moments and it seems I'm not alone in that category.

I've never heard it expressed as being "pattern recognition" but will do research on that to see if it is a better description for what I've often referred to as instinct or a type of sixth sense.


JaneofVirginia said...

RW, When I worked as a critical care RN, it used to be a joke with the doctors. "Before I leave, do you have any FEELINGS about my patients ?" they would say. I learned to trust calling them when something didn't feel or look right on their patients, even before it was reflected in a deterioration of vital signs. They physicians used to joke that I was psychic. The reality is, I wasn't. I was using pattern recognition to realize that a chatty patient wasn't, or that a patient with good color normally had something called circumoral blanching, or other subtle signs which indicated an impending change in condition or coming code. Most of the time pattern recognition was correct. The only time I ignored these nagging feelings, codes or deaths happened.

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