Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tips for accessing your inner wisdom

Tips for accessing your inner wisdoom
By: Marissa Anteby

When you are faced with a problem or difficult situation, the best way to deal with it, may be to detach yourself from it for a little while. Often times, we get so overwhelmed by what we envision as a catastrophe that we can't see the bigger picture; the reality that this occurrence, no matter how tremendous it may seem, is merely a blip on the radar screen.

In order to draw out your inner wisdom, an intelligence that is deeper than ruminations of your analytical brain, you must train yourself to truly relax. Thinking too hard is the exact opposite of what you need to do. You ultimately, should 'feel' the solution float to you.

Here's what to do:
- Occupy yourself with something else, perhaps exercise, reading a book, or listening to music, but don't work through the problem you want to solve. Let it go.

- Instead, call upon your relaxed self to reveal the answer without over-thinking it.

- Any time you find yourself 'thinking,' remind yourself to focus on the activity you're involved in, instead.

- Set a time limit that you will adhere to, in order to check in with yourself and see if a solution has surfaced.

This may seem impossible if you've never tried it. However, the more times you look to your relaxed self to emerge, the more it will.

We often stifle our own creativity and imagination in preference of having a logical solution. Things don't always have to make sense to work. You can 'think' with so much more of you, than you do. Unfortunately, we don't give ourselves enough credit to believe we have all the answers to our own questions. The more time you spend with yourself, the more you will come to this realization.

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