It's another beautiful week at The Mind Palace Podcast and I hope y'all are having a wonderful summer.
Over the last year I've been dealing with some brutal health problems. It's been hard to understand this new way of life I'm living because of it, but no good trial goes without some honest to goodness lessons.
At first, when I was sick, I started to look desperately for answers to everyone and anyone who would give them to me. I looked to these alternative medicine healers as if they were the ultimate authority on my health—and while many of them had invaluable information and advice to offer, I was neglecting my own inherent understanding of what I needed. I was ignoring my own wisdom. It wasn't good.
I realized there was a parallel here that is applicable to everyone's life.
There are literally thousands of individuals who consider themselves an authority in life, willing and ready to give out their recipe, their sage advice, on life. While many of these people have incredible insight to offer, it's important to recognize how empowering your own use of critical thinking is.
Minimalism and living intentionally isn't a mainstream concept. We've all arrived at this conclusion by questioning what we've previously decided not to question, and we should remember that it's important to continue this questioning—to continue to reject the notion that we should surrender our own wisdom and follow the guidance of others.
It's such an empowering concept. You have in incredible brain—it's worth using. Don't neglect your own intuition, gut feelings, or understanding of life because the thoughts of others are so easily accessible. Harness your own personal power. What are your thoughts on the matter?
It's worth pursuing. It's worth investigating. It can give us a better insight to who we are and what we think about this thing called life.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often. —Mae West