Today I thought I’d share a blurb from this week’s Daily Om about valuing your own wisdom.
This is something I’ve personally been working on this year. Going INSIDE and listening, versus asking everyone else for the answers – which I’m often prone to do, has been powerful.
By the way, this is not what I originally planned for this week’s email/blog. I had a lovely, heartfelt and rather personal piece that I wrote on Tuesday. And then in an instant, a technical snafu struck and I lost it. I had spent the good part of an hour on it. I was frustrated. Technology can be so aggravating. I didn’t have time to start over, so I just shelved the newsletter until today.
Apparently it was not meant to go out into the world at that time, maybe some time in the future.
Instead, perhaps this is the message that was meant to be delivered today:
Throughout our lives, we will encounter individuals who presume to know what is best for us. The insights they offer cannot compare, however, with the powers of awareness and discernment that already exist within us. From birth we are blessed with wisdom that cannot be learned or unlearned. It exists whether or not we acknowledge it because it is a gift given to us by a loving universe before we chose to experience existence on the earthly plane. Yet for all its permanence, it is vital that we value and honor this incredible element of the self. It is when we do not use our inborn wisdom that we begin to doubt our personal truths and are driven to outside sources of information because we are afraid. What we know to be true in our hearts is invariably true, and we discover how intensely beautiful and useful self-trust can be when we recognize the power of our wisdom.