Have you ever heard the sage advice of look within and there you will find the answer to all of your problems.
But, what the heck does that actually mean.
Having been on my own path for years I would get this kind of advice, either directly from my teachers or the types of books that I had immersed myself in.
First of all the times that I was most prone to look within was when I was in a low mood and in a disturbed state of mind.
Any guesses what I saw when I looked within. You got it, it was a shit show.
So when I meditated I would be bombarded with negative and insecure thoughts raging though the system.
When I journaled it was more like vomiting my poor is me and victim consciousness unto countless pages within my journals. I dreaded the thought of anyone seeing the depressing content of my mind that made it’s way to the pages of my journals.
When I looked within I just kept bumping into my ego, my strengths and weaknesses. As a result I would strategize how to compensate for my short comings and highlight my virtues but I never saw that I was simply reacting my personal thinking.
You see in those early years of looking within all I could see were my personal thoughts. Getting tripped up on my personal thinking was a trap and it wasn’t what my teachers where pointing to when they said look within.
But, I was committed to being a good student and wanted to feel better.
Hindsight is 20/20 and now I can see clearly where I went wrong. And, I would like to save you time and money in understanding what it really means to look within.
Okay, I going invite you to take a giant leap with me.
You have thoughts but you are not your thoughts.
You have a body but you are not your body.
So, looking within is to look deeper then your personal thoughts and physical body.
Imagine peeling an onion, layer after layer. What is at the center of that onion?
When you look within you are doing the same thing as peeling back the layers of an onion.
What you will find is an invisible power that lives within you that has an intelligence designed for your success and wellbeing.
Every human being has the ability to recognize this invisible power. The key is that your true power comes via insight and not your intellect.
When people have even the smallest insight into their true nature it has tremendous implications in every aspect of life.
People’s relationships improve, professionals find their mojo, employee engagement improves, people who suffer from stress and anxiety find peace of mind. The list goes on and on.
Listen to a recent podcast with Chris Robinson and myself as we share our insights from looking in the right direction and how it applies in business and beyond.
If you would like my help understanding where to look to find the solutions to any problem you have, consider joining me at my next 3 Day State of Mind Coaching Immersion where I teach people how their minds work and what is means to look within.