Pablo knows what he has to do, but isn’t sure how to do it. The old man helps him to see how ignoring his inner voice has led to his predicament—and how to get out of it.
Podcast: Pablo's Intuition
With Pablo overwhelmed and unable to step outside himself to see clearly, the old man resorts to drastic measures: He teaches Pablo to meditate.
Shoulds. Have-tos. What-ifs. When Pablo's not sure what to do next, the old man presents him what seems to be a paradoxical warning against doing the right thing.
When his plans blow up in his face, Pablo has a major crisis of faith, calling into question everything he thought he had learned about and experienced with his intuition. In an impassioned confrontation with the old man, he demands answers.
A major decision presents Pablo with an unexpected challenge, not only about where his life is headed, but with regards to the awakening to his intuition. His doubts lead to a deeper conversation with the old man about what intuition is exactly.
When Pablo isn’t sure how to respond to a strong intuitive push to do something potentially life-changing, he’s paralyzed with indecision. The simple advice he gets from the old man proves almost as enigmatic as the conundrum itself.
As Pablo begins to pay more attention to his inner voice, he becomes overwhelmed when he discovers other voices competing for his attention. A conversation with the old man gives him insight into how to single out the voice of his intuition from the others.
Pablo pays the old man another visit, leading to a discussion about the age-old debate between reason and revelation, including our ongoing search for answers to questions where reason comes up short.
Trying to make sense of multiple experiences that he's at a loss to explain, Pablo seeks advice from Victor, an old man who has recently arrived in the village. As they sit outside sharing a bowl of grapes, Victor introduces Pablo to the concept of intuition. The conversation then branches off to reason—its pros and cons alike—as well as how to consciously develop one's intuitive faculties.
Pablo's nascent awareness of his intuition once again catches him off guard, leading him to do something that makes no sense—but results in an astonishing experience in the wild. Intrigued not only by what happens but why, his curiosity about his intuition is now even greater than before.
After a period of isolation in the wake of family tragedy, Pablo reemerges for a hike in the nature reserve outside his Andalusian village. On his way to the trails, he's unexpectedly thrown off course by an unexpected happening of seemingly little importance—that he's nonetheless at a loss to explain. His awakening to his intuition has begun.