“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” – William S. Burroughs
The quote above is so completely true that it shouldn’t even be called a quote – it should be called poetic truth or a pretty fact. Every answer we seek is right there within reach. Well within reach, in fact! The answers to our questions are inside us, waiting to be uncovered.
The problem is, we get so busy Googling, asking other people for their opinion, and running around like drunk squirrels that we fail to hear the quiet voice inside. If only our inner voice had a megaphone, maybe we’d hear it FIRST instead of LAST sometimes.
The next time you find yourself wondering about “this” or in a bind over “that,” here are three steps that can help you find your way:
- Take a deep breath.
- Listen to you gut.
If you still have trouble hearing or uncovering the answer, here’s a trick I’ve relied on nearly as long as I’ve relied on coffee: Imagine that someone you love has the problem you have. Imagine that they’ve come to you…. and that they’re as confused or perplexed as you are now. What would your advice to THEM be?
From where I sit, this advice would be your absolute best because that’s what we always give to those we love. You’ll be amazed at how obvious (and golden) the advice often is.