Counterintuitive (adj) counter to what intuition would lead one to expect
Spirituality and practicality meet together in a holy ground called common sense.
Common sense is the wisdom that is so obvious to each and every one of us, that as long as we’re not rebellious or being bratty, we can see the intuition and understand the next thing that needs to be done.
So what makes us become counterintuitive to common sense is either a lack of belief in spirituality or too much spirituality and not enough function in practicality.
Of course, there is the danger of being so practical that you don’t think anything can actually be spiritual.
We seem to be going through a phase. If I were trying to characterize the present of social thinking and parallel it to the years of our growing up time, I would say the whole world is acting like it’s sixteen years old. In other words, we all have permission to drive and put our lives in gear, but we don’t necessarily have the maturity to achieve it.
We need to come back to the better parts of ourselves and allow the spirituality that we believe in and the practicality we possess to mingle and become our new common sense.
It is certainly counterintuitive to think we’ll be able to make valuable decisions without having common sense.
And it is also counterintuitive to try to achieve common sense without a spiritual practicality.