As human beings we are much more than flesh and bone. In fact, it’s what we are that projects itself into our bodies, allowing us enjoy different experiences. We are living spiritual beings who are able to connect to the very source that created the planet we populate. The belief that one is merely a body has kept many of us from overcoming setbacks and realizing their dreams. In fact, a life lacking spiritual acumen can lead to pessimism, depression, frustration and criticism.
Challenges Fuel Experts’ Pessimism and Critics
A current favorite topic that is consuming the energy of today’s “experts” is the economy. Soon after the financial, automotive, housing and employment markets hit the skids in 2008, experts came out in droves. Each expert expressed their vast knowledge at what caused the economic decline. That went on for months.
It took a bit longer for the “experts” to begin to mention steps that governments could take to curtail and turnaround the economic slump. Not one expert has offered a complete, detailed solution to the situation. They all continue to write and earn vast sums of money from giving speeches that focus on current “challenges” – not solutions.
Experts Have Been Wrong Before
In 1962 when faced with the mounting popularity of the Beatles, the insanely successful musical group from Liverpool, England, the president of Decca Records said that his organization did not like the Beatles sound. He also noted that the guitar would soon be an instrument of the past.
Similar statements were made about rap music, the leading musical genre for more than a decade, when it first became known to the mainstream in the 1980s. Furthermore, and as if to prove just how unreliable the past is at determining the future, in 1957 a book publishing editor stated that data processing would not last into 1958. The system continues to be used today.
Experts in business or life may hold respectable degrees from accredited institutions of higher learning. They may hold professional memberships with large multi-million dollar associations. However, experts often base their theories on the physical realm, absent any or little thought about the power of thought, the power of the non-physical.
Learn to Hear From One’s Inner Guide
To receive deep insight as an entrepreneur, self-employed worker or small business owner, we must avoid looking away from our inner compass to “experts”. Instead, we must tap into our inner guide. A key way to do this is to quiet the mind through inner meditation so we can access our subconscious and super-subconscious, a walk outdoors in nature, steering clear of the temptation to plan the day in advance rather than resting and taking action on inspired thought. By becoming mindful we can eliminate stress and anxiety. The more quiet our minds become, the greater the chances are that ideas, answers and insights will ascend from deep within and rise up to our consciousness. Surprisingly, these insights, answers and ideas may have been in our thoughts for hours, days, weeks, months or years. It is as though the guidance is waiting for the opportunity to present itself to a mind that is at peace.
Trusting an expert, any external guidance over our inner guide can find us moving in the wrong direction, making the wrong business or life decisions. It is a reason many people dislike religion. However, it is not only religious leaders who have, at times, claimed to know more about a life event or situation than most other people. Experts across employment, academic, athletic, relationship and scientific arenas have done likewise.
Inner Guidance Is Real Wisdom
Remember that each person is called to live out a joyous destiny. Sacrifice is not part of the divine plan; JOY IS! Each of us is equipped with an inner guide. Experts have an inner guide as well, but to access it, they too must quiet their minds and listen to and heed their inner guidance. Think about it. Taking the advice of an expert over our own inner wisdom is akin to sitting in the driver’s seat of a car, leaning over and allowing the passenger sitting in the back seat to take the steering wheel.
Instead of letting others drive our lives, we will do well to get to know our inner self, and as William Shakespeare’s Hamlet eloquently stated, “To thine own [our own] self be true.”
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