I’m so happy to finally be able to announce one of the projects I’ve been working on…it’s a book for National Geographic Books called A Year of Daily Calm. It will be out at the end of 2015, and it’s a day-by-day guide to creating more peace in your life. I’m beyond thrilled about it!
I’m also excited that I can announce it because while working on it, something happened that led to an insight, and wow do I love to share me some insights. =)
I was writing about the benefits of heart-opening yoga poses, and went to go do a Google search to confirm what I was writing. And wouldn’t you know, I did three separate searches using slightly different keywords, and each time, an article that I wrote came up toward the top of the list. For a minute I was frustrated – I really wanted to find something from an “expert”!
Ha. Well played, universe, well played.
Message received: I don’t need to look to someone else to tell me what I already know to be true.
And neither do you.
And yet it’s what we do: look outside ourselves for confirmation. For someone to tell us what’s right and what’s wrong.
We learned that that’s what we needed to do to survive when we were kids, but we’re not kids anymore. So why do we still doubt our own authority? Because the ego can’t handle the fact that we are now fully capable of steering our own ship. The ego is like the cranky employee who’s been working at the company for 25 years and can’t stop talking about how things used to be.
I’m not the only one getting the reminder to trust myself. Time and time again these last couple of weeks, I’ve listened to clients explain their conflict so eloquently and describe what they’ve been doing to move forward, and they are so on the money. I’ve said, “Your instincts are right on, you can totally trust them,” more times than I can count on client calls these last two weeks.
Here’s the truth: You know so much more than you allow yourself to perceive. Or, if you catch glimpses of it, your ego is working overtime trying to get you to doubt it, by making you feel confused, or overwhelmed, or doubting.
That darned ego is cranking out urgent memos about all the things that could possibly go wrong, but here’s the thing: you don’t have to read them. You can thank your ego for its passion and then continue on about your business. And just act on what you know to be true.
So now my question to you is, assuming you know everything you need to know about a certain thing or situation, what’s your next right step?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
Here’s to accepting and honoring your own wisdom.