So, yesterday did you take on the challenge of excavating your instincts? If you did, how did it go? I’d love to hear about it.
If you didn’t, why not? What’s holding you back? Why don’t you want to develop your instinct muscle? I'd love to hear about this side of the coin, too. We go to the gym to condition our bodies; it’s also important to do this for our minds.
Continuing the idea of retraining the brain and coaxing out the buried self:
I’m not a big fan of Deepak Chopra, but I am a big fan of the Institute of Noetic Sciences whose mission is to advance “the science of consciousness and human experience to serve individual and collective transformation”. They have a series of One Minute Shifts, in which a noted speaker presents a thought to shift and evolve perception.
In the video shift ‘The Wonder of You’ Chopra ends with this great idea: There’s an inner intelligence in our body, and that intelligence is consciousness; and consciousness is the ultimate and supreme genius which mirrors the wisdom of the universe.
We can continue holding on to our survival and coping mechanisms that have gone awry - and continue to suffer. Or, we can actively engage in developing this inner wisdom we all contain. We can begin imagining going through each day secure in the knowledge of the genius we hold within ourselves. And then, we can practice using directions from that inner source to guide us and keep us safe.
Anyone else lost trust in your own instincts? Anyone else lost your inner voice? How has that affected you along the way?
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