*******I just got done with a fabulous visit from my parents, and that is why I am a few days late with this:) A very good friend and mentor of mine once told me, "Think of yourself like an egg. You have all you need to grow inside you already." I have been noticing all the people around me who have been searching for the meaning of life, happiness, or whatever they think they need for fulfillment. When you reach outside of yourself, you break your inner strength, in essence, you "crack" your shell, and then you have to start all over. What information do you have inside yourself today?
I see this manifested in many ways, and, especially in the spiritual community, people are consantly seeking information from others. In my work, I have done many readings in which the person wants an answer. But, like I tell them, I don't have YOUR answers, and if you don't know, I can't reflect it back to you. MY answers won't work for you. A lot of us have other people's information telling us to do something a certain way. This ultimately ends up looking like "obligation," or "responsbility." We arrive at "resentment," and often have a "mid life crisis." When you don't really know what YOU want, no amount of workshops and seminars can tell you. In order to truly find YOUR truth, you need to learn to go within.
Learning to listen to your inner voice requires ALONE time. Most of us are so wrapped up in our distractions, and keeping "busy," that we do not even know what this feels like. Many of us are uncomfortable with being alone with ourselves. Practicing meditation or yoga, something that requires you to focus within, will help you to find that quiet place. Although, you can certainly practice these things with others, and still not be quiet. I used to go to yoga with a friend who wanted to talk through the whole class. Filling the quiet spaces with chatter is simply allowing your fear to take over, and it will keep you going in circles. As my meditation teacher explains, "Gossip and chatter is a really good way to keep from resolving your inner issues."
Wishing you all a wonderful day, and, as always, feel free to comment, share, and email me!