It’s so easy to go around and round in circles when we look outside ourselves for answers. We can spend hours searching online, consulting the opinions of various friends or loved ones, looking for advice or reassurance, and yet end up more confused than ever.
Everybody else will give you an opinion that’s based on their own individual life experience. Everybody else will be looking through their own lens, with their own hopes and fears.
Of course at times we’ll want to ask for the opinion of someone we value or respect. We’ll really appreciate their wisdom, or take on a situation. We might ask that they reflect back anything that we aren’t seeing, and we’ll feel the benefit of talking things through.
But often we do too much of this, especially when we’re confused or trying to make a decision. We look outside ourselves for the answers, relying on other people or outside sources of information to guide us. In doing this we lose the connection to our own inner wisdom and intuition, or to our own gut feeling.
We end up in our heads going over and over things. We over analyze and weigh up every aspect of a situation. We future focus and imagine all kinds of hypothetical scenarios, which inevitably makes us feel more anxious and stressed.
We forget that our bodies are brilliant mines of information, which are always giving us feedback. We forget that our emotions carry important messages, when we tune in and let them flow, rather than trying to suppress them.
We forget that we all have access to our own inner wisdom, that wise voice inside us, that’s there waiting to be heard when we’re quiet and ready to listen.
The more time you spend with yourself, the more you can slow down and be still, the more you cut back on looking to these outside sources whenever you’re feeling unsure, the more you’ll cultivate a connection to these deeper and wiser parts of you.
You’ll still use your mind, but as a translator for and alongside the brilliance that the rest of you is communicating.
We all have these internal navigational systems. We just might not know how to best use them, or we might have forgotten that they’re there at all. But the more time you spend grounding into your body, observing your mind without believing everything it tells you, letting your emotions flow, and becoming still enough to tune into your intuition, the easier and more peaceful life will feel.
You’ll know that you’ve connected to your inner wisdom when you feel comforted, reassured, calm, clear and sure. You’ll know that although there are never any guarantees, and that you’ll never be given a map for your whole future, that you won’t need one when you can trust this part of you to communicate the truth, and guide you in the right direction in each and every moment.
Have some fun connecting to and experimenting with this wise friend, who is always there, waiting to help, support and guide you. It’s the only navigational system you’ll ever need!
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