When was the last time you listened to yourself in a deep way?
We’re always listening to the advice of others. However, when was the last time you listened to the advice of yourself? Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t listen to other people; that’s not the case at all. But what I am saying is that we often get so drowned out by the hype and noise of the situation coupled with the advice of our friends that we forget to ask the deeper side of ourselves what we really want. What is our inner calling telling us?
The noise interference of good decision making
And this is where things can go awry. I remember in the earlier days doing business deals where I got carried away by the hype and didn’t listen to my own inner voice that always has my back. Because of all the noise going on in the front of things, I got carried away.
Your inner voice is often very subtle and you need to be aware that it actually exists to hear its whispering message. We however often forget to listen because of the noise interference going on around us. And you don’t need to beat yourself up over this. It’s perfectly normal to forget that there is always our innate wisdom to call on when making important decisions.
When you know that you don’t know, your Ego has dropped and you’re open to seeing something new
Listen to the advice of your friends. Some of them are very knowledgeable and can give good advice. However, at the same time make sure it resonates with the depths of your soul of who you are. That is all I’m saying; so don’t walk away thinking you don’t have to listen to anyone anymore except for yourself. It really is a combination of the two. When your Ego drops, you’ll be open to something you don’t yet know. The trick is that when you know that you don’t know, that’s when you’ll be open to seeing something new. That’s what we call an insight. So, be comfortable with the unknown as it can be your friend rather than foe.
Insight happens when the blockage to seeing something new is removed.
This blockage is what I call the Ego that holds on tightly to old stale thinking that precludes us from seeing a new and wider perspective of whatever we are looking at. When the thinking settles down, and we almost give up trying if you will, that’s when you’ll be open to seeing something new. Once the Ego drops and we fall out of our thinking, we fall into the now, we fall into the present as we are free from the shackles of our old stale thinking.
It starts happening when you just stop
Have you ever lost the keys and then give up after looking everywhere for them? Once you ‘give up,’ you’ll be surprised how they can just turn up. And it’s not just the keys, it could be anything that you’re putting a lot of effort into. Suddenly when you just stop, you can find this new perspective that can propel you forward in many different areas of your life.
Many years ago in another life as a computer programmer, I was working with another contractor and we just couldn’t debug the program to get it running properly. I’ll never forget what happened. He went home, I went home, and in the middle of my sleep I woke up as though from a nightmare and knew exactly what flag was not set in the code! When I went back the following morning, I knew exactly what to change in the code and the program started running correctly again. What a relief! Because my thinking mind was quiet during the night, I was open to an insight – a sight from within. And it was just so crystal clear, I knew exactly what to do.
Don’t trust me, look for evidence in your own life to see if this works
Don’t take my word for any of this. Try it for yourself and look for evidence in your own life when you might have been quiet and open to seeing something new. From now on, I invite you to notice what messages you get from your own instinct, your own creativity, and intuition when you’re sensitive enough to listen to those subtle whispers from the inner core of who you are.