We all have inner wisdom embodied within each of us and it is said to guide us through our lives. But what is inner wisdom? How do know when we are being guided?
To start us on this journey we have to know what the definition of inner wisdom is
‘a quiet inner voice, hunch or inner knowing, that cannot be turned on when you need counsel. Yet your intuitive mind tells your logic mind where to look next’
Nicole Barton, an inspiring human being, writer, life mentor focuses her messaging on finding a life you love by embracing simple self re-discovery guiding principles. The principles are an explanation that underlies everything about life and how it is so different than how we think or have been taught.
In her messaging, we essentially have to ‘Do Nothing’ and let our inner wisdom guide us to find peace and happiness within ourselves. Our inner wisdom will guide us through our challenges and experiences and the only thing we needed to do was to look deep within.
ALWAYS REMAIN CURIOUS AND OPEN-MINDED
Hmm, at first, I questioned this theory, but I remained curious and open-minded. I had so many questions, I had wondered as I’m sure you are, how can doing nothing lead us to happiness and help us overcome our challenges? Speaking from my own experiences, childhood trauma, divorce, panic, and anxiety disorder to name a few (ok more than a few) I didn’t believe that I had gotten through those challenges and come this far by doing nothing, that just didn’t sound right.
In my mind, I attributed my current happiness to taking action and working hard to overcome the challenges I was faced with to achieve my goals and successes.
But Nicole’s messaging goes much deeper than this, we are much more than our thoughts and feelings and we are not, nor were we ever broken and therefore, we don’t need fixing. Rather than looking to external avenues to fix ourselves.
“We have everything within us, a natural wisdom that moves us through life”
Still, wondering about the messaging? Read on………….
I GOT IT! MESSAGE RECEIVED!
One night while sitting on the sofa, it came to me. I finally got the messaging. Doing Nothing and following inner wisdom doesn’t mean we don’t do anything to help ourselves achieve goals and overcome adversity but rather letting our inner wisdom guide us to do what we have to do to find happiness and joy and be the best version of our self and doing that comes with connecting with ourselves I Got It!!
Seeing this messaging in a whole different light really helped to put things into perspective for me.
No matter what our experiences are in our lives we have the ability within ourselves to look deep within, find our inner wisdom and let it guide us through to find freedom and happiness.
Thank you, Nicole Barton!!
DON’T GET HUNG UP ON FIXING YOURSELF – #DO NOTHING
Instead of trying to look for external approaches in an attempt to heal ourselves take a moment every day and allow yourself to be with your thoughts.
Don’t try to fix or change them, simply observe them and know that they are not always true and simply rest in your awareness of your wisdom and allow yourself to reconnect with it.
Instead of taking this time to reconnect with ourselves we so often get swayed into thinking that we need to do something for our self-care externally when in-fact we don’t have to do anything at all.
Are you getting it?? Is it starting to sink in?
The ‘do nothing’ message talks about how we’ve been conditioned to look for answers outside ourselves through external avenues when we truly have all the answers we need to achieve our happiness within us, we’re born with it but somehow tend to forget it’s in there. We tend to get lost in the messaging that focuses more on fixing ourselves by focusing on self-care externally rather than rediscovering our self.
Be sure that when you’re taking time for yourself you are truly doing something that brings you joy rather than doing it because research says it will make you feel better. Let your inner wisdom guide you into doing what really brings you joy, this is self-care.
For me, meditation tops the cake. Taking the time reconnecting with body, spirit, and mind, really does bring me joy and fulfillment and gives me the strength to face challenges that come my way.
THANKFUL FOR CHALLENGING TIMES
We may not feel very thankful during challenging times, but trust me when I say, these are the times where you will learn and experience growth within yourself.
When we are faced with hurt, suffering, and fear these experiences are necessary in order to truly enjoy and appreciate happiness and joy in our lives. Think about that for that moment, wouldn’t you agree?
Getting through those challenges and feelings provides us with new opportunities to take those experiences and learn and grow.
Take for example, the end of a marriage or a long term relationship. There is so much stress associated with it, loss, loneliness, worry, hurt, fear and yet we are somehow guided by our inner wisdom to continue pushing through and overcoming adversity by drawing on our resilience, which we all have within us.
Our thoughts create an illusion that creates feelings that become our reality. When we accept those thoughts and allow them to be there but stay curious knowing they do not define us we truly are following our inner wisdom quite possibly without even realizing it.
THINK DIFFERENTLY AND OPEN YOUR MIND TO POSSIBILITIES
When we become so fixed on our own beliefs, we don’t allow ourselves to be open to other possibilities.
Therefore, it can be difficult to accept that we have everything we need within us to achieve our wellness and live a life of happiness without seeking external avenues to do this for us.
It’s natural to want to believe what we have known to be our truth but when we step outside our comfort zone and look deeper within ourselves the possibilities are endless.
By taking time every day to re-connect with yourself you will begin to gain self-awareness and recognize that your inner wisdom is guiding you to know what you need to do to care for your body, mind, and soul.
Ensure your self-care routine includes things that bring you joy and fulfillment and that you’re not doing them because you’ve been taught that they will make you feel better.
MY THOUGHTS ON ‘DO NOTHING’
I use the words self-care, but self-care to me is doing things that bring me joy, not because I’m told that if I do them they will make me feel better but because I truly enjoy them and have a sense of fulfillment in doing them.
Throughout life things always have a way of working themselves out for me, and I could feel it and I knew it instinctively but now I (and I hope you too) can put a name to it ‘inner wisdom’. It totally makes sense.
My thoughts on ‘do nothing’ is to listen to your inner wisdom by doing nothing and let it guide you to do something.
I’ve become more open to the possibilities that there is something bigger that lies within us. And taking the time to explore this is definitely worth it. Whether it be sitting still with yourself in quietness and becoming aware of your thoughts or taking part in a guided meditation, reconnecting with our selves is essential in delving deep within ourselves to find our inner wisdom.
I’ve always had a positive outlook on life and have had to work hard to achieve goals but now I’m gaining a better understanding where that drive to achieve success was coming from.
Re-discovering who we truly are and embracing ourselves is truly an inspiring journey.
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What are your thoughts on the ‘do nothing’ messaging? Do you agree that everything we need to heal ourselves and find happiness and freedom is within us, are you open to the possibility that delving into yourself and finding your inner wisdom will guide you on your path to wellness? Leave me a comment below and let me know what your thoughts are, I’d love to them.