“Serendipity. Look for something, find something else, and realize that what you’ve found is more suited to your needs than what you thought you were looking for. “ ~ Lawrence Block
In search of our instinctive and intuitive wisdom, what we had once known, the wrong and right of ourselves must now be re-learned! Is it that I have simply forgotten or that I didn’t care for far so very long?
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” ~ Hermann Hesse
Whether it is due to our apathy for knowledge and wisdom or that we have been neglected or abused, there are so many reasons we may have gone astray. Being good and getting a reward or being bad and being punished, has been ingrained in our memory by agreement. It is time to re-evaluate our willingness to agree to something, some behavior or some way we have accepted as being how it’s always been that is in no way in our best interests.
To overcome or release our bad habits or damaging beliefs we must be willing to work through the steps of accepting and loving ourselves. How we talk to ourselves must be analyzed and restructured to allow for our growth and in positive ways, free us to succeed on our own. Limiting beliefs have everything to do with limiting discussion between our hearts, our minds and our soul.
“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” ~ Billy Wilder
A voice of the search for knowledge from within must be practiced routinely and the input of others though it may be offered as helpful should be buffered, for it is us and us alone who are still in charge of changing our belief systems. It may be a byproduct of learning to listen to our deeper self that we have experienced a few stumbles or even raging mistakes, but they are our mistakes and we should be proud.
If you have ever wondered why more people often refrain from decisions based only in intuition, the definition simply doesn’t provide a level of comfort in many people’s life process –
- Intuition = knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor by perception
To wing it, go with our gut, let it hang, go with the flow, shoot from the hip, just because, or my personal favorite; I just have this “feeling”… These reasonings are all quite scary in most people’s view, even unfathomable or inappropriate or simply down right reckless. I am not recommending that we should all just up and jump into something that promises little if any benefit.
What I am suggesting is that we all get in touch with our sincere selves, the who and what we are. The why of what we are doing should be at the center of our decisions, our inspiration, our ideas and this mindset may provide a much more delicious direction to follow.
“Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.” ~ Mark Twain
Sincerity of the heart and mind, will open a discussion with our souls that will keep us thinking about unique and more beneficial ways to live life and in taking our next best steps about everything and anything.
Having the inclination in and faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident is missing in too many lives, this serendipity of thought and the welcoming as if an expectation, will influence our ability to connect with ourselves on a more wondrous level.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein
Mr. Harting is a huge fan of learning, growing and connecting with the passion of life – one of his favorite pastimes is involved in the search for knowledge and finding something so much better along the way.