Finding the answers within

The conference of birds is a lovely book, where this bird goes in search of the divine, only to find it within itself. Somewhere our fundamental questions of life are the same, we are looking for answers without.  When I say answers outside it is not about question and answer sessions but issues that we are grappling with.

We seek solutions to our insecurity by looking outside ourselves and seek advice from people around us. but each of us is really unique, with our personal histories our own sense of right and wrong and our own way of experiencing the world that defines our realities, looking to others for our answers can only partially help. The answers to our personal questions are more often found by looking within. When we realize that we always have access to that part of us that knows what we need and meant to act as inner compass, we can stop searching outside our self. We can hear, trust and embrace the wisdom that lives within us, we will be able confidently navigate our life.

There was a point, when there were so many unanswered questions but I had no courage to seek the answers, when I did, it gave meaning to life. there was a time when I spent my life wallowing in despair, wondering why I was the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain  then I learnt to grateful the strength I  could gather to survive it.

The inner wisdom was awkward initially, particularly since I was taught to look to others, with more educational degrees, or age for answers. When I learnt hypnotherapy I realized that each of us had exclusive access to our inner knowing.  All we had to do is remember how to listen and the process of relearning how to hear, receive, and follow our own guidance needed patience.  Many a times I had to recall incidences when I went with my gut instinct and got things right, and times when I went against my gut instinct and had to face to issues. That gave me the confidence to go with my own intuition.

I know when I have second guessed myself and have gone against what I know as my truth, I went off course simply because I no longer followed my inner compass. But looking inside myself for the answers for my life questions, I realized I was consulting the best guide, the guide who knew the why’

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