Our culture pounds into us the counter intuitive lessons that only our 5 senses count as a way to navigate the world, that only logic will help you through life, that doing what’s expected and what everyone else does will make you happy, that agreeing with what others think and do will make you happy…I could go on and on and on.
The one thing that our culture doesn’t do is teach us how to trust ourselves. In fact it kinda beats that out of us. Just look at public education today and you’ll see what I mean. Children being forced into rigid schedules, into rigid behaviors, into forced learning of information that is mostly not used.. Don’t get me wrong, I love teachers and teaching and I have worked in School Districts so I’m not dissing the teachers and staff at all. They have to work with what they’ve got and what they have is warehouses of children that just need to score well on tests and not eat each other by the end of the day. What they get to do is behavior mod and crowd control. And at 18 the products of that are spit out into the world. Whee!!!
So do something radical, gentle, and revolutionary today. Trust yourself. A thought pops into your head that is crazy and completely different from what you normally would think about, indulge. You get a feeling about something, go for it. Buy it or do it or ask about it. Play hooky for the afternoon, turn off your phone and goto the beach, stop at that door instead of walking past and open it. If you poke your head in for a moment, what could happen? 🙂 You know better than any guru, expert, advertisement, friend, boss, or shrink what makes you happy, what makes you tick and what is best for you in any given moment. Trust yourself.