Every now and then I read books with something like a ‘daily weishiet’. I have a few of those. For example, books that contain a short philosophical text every day. Or a book that contains a daily masonic meditation based on the Bible. As I said, I don’t look at each of these books every day. I lack the discipline to do so. Or, as I put it to myself: the time 😉 Be that as it may. These days I found a great paragraph in the book with the Masonic meditations that talks about discipline. A nice hint from the universe at this point. And it was about the inner voice. This meditation spoke to me somehow from the heart, so I want to summarise it here today.
But now, Zerubbabel, be of good cheer, says the LORD; be of good cheer, Yeshua son of Jehozadak, you high priest! Be of good cheer, all the people of the land, says the LORD, and work! For I am with you, says the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2:4
The meditation that follows is about the fact that an important thing, a core competence, so to speak, that we should learn is discipline. No, not discipline to always do our daily tasks well.
But only the discipline to listen to our inner voice. Not only to perceive this inner voice.
But the discipline to listen to this voice. To act on it. Out of a sense of deep understanding. Out of a trust to do the right thing.
We have to learn this discipline of trusting our inner voice. Because it is quite difficult to trust it. And this trust is questioned again and again.
We cannot control how our outside world reacts to us, our thoughts and our actions. Some people therefore act in an adapted way: in the way that is expected of them. Or in the way that is easiest for them. Possibly against what his inner voice tells him. And without wanting to start a psychological excursus, this leads to conflicts. Inner conflicts. On the one hand, what the inner voice, the gut feeling says. On the other hand, what one does – because it is expected or it is the easiest way. And such conflicts are rarely healthy.
Better to learn to listen to your inner voice and do what your gut tells you. Disciplined. Always.
Because out of this discipline grows a trust. A trust in one’s own inner voice. And in the fact that it tells you the right thing. It advises you to do the right thing. That it is simply the right thing to do if you follow your gut feeling, your inner voice.
With this confidence, one can relax and be sure that we have done the right thing: our best.
Trust your inner voice – disciplined – always – and you will do the right thing: Your best!