Most things in life are easier said than done, including following our own advice. It’s so easy to offer advice to a friend or client, while being the outsider looking in. Our perspective is a bird’s eye view. It’s almost as if we’re holding the situation of said person in our hands – much like a snow globe. We can shake it up and see what’s hiding underneath all that fake snow and pretty glitter (glitter makes EVERYTHING better).
We offer suggestions and advice as to how they can make their situation better, whether it be about weight loss, a broken marriage or a dead-end job. We’re all jam-packed and full of wisdom (yep, every single one of us), but we sometimes like to pretend that we don’t know the answer to our own questions. We forget that we are Source of everything: the quality of our relationships, the level of our health, the inflow of abundance (or lack thereof), and everything else that collectively composes our own reality.
If something just isn’t going our way, we like to ask, “Why is this happening to me?” Then we proclaim, “I don’t know what to do!”
Ok, victim complex, just stop that right now! First, of all – NOTHING happens TO us. EVERYTHING happens FOR us. Can you think of a time when you thought you were going through the absolute “worst” time of your life? The reason you can remember that is because you didn’t die, you made it through on the other side of that wall, and you learned something about that whole experience. It added a brick of wisdom in the foundation of your being.
You have every single answer to every single question directly within you. Why? Because you’re powerful beyond measure. Why? Because The Uni-verse is within you. That’s kind of a big deal! When you find yourself in a situation where you feel stuck, weak, confused or lost – ask yourself, “What advice would I give to someone else if they were in this exact time and space as I am?”
To be in the head space of, “I don’t know what to do…” is an absolute cop out. According to UrbanDictionary.com, a “cop out” is: an excuse designed to shirk responsibility.
Your authentic, vulnerable and purest SELF is wise, just like Yoda. If you NEEDED to know an answer right now, you’d know it already. And if you don’t know it already, you get to trust that the answer will soon be revealed to you. Sometimes, the simplest way to see the road sign you think you need is to just check in with YOU. Look inward. Meditate. Pray.
What I know is that my life goes REALLY well when I practice what I preach. I don’t buy anyone else’s BS – so why should I buy my own? I know how to have everything that I want in my life, and that’s when I’m in alignment with my truest Self. When I get out of my own damn way – and take ownership of ALL that I manifest – everything is pretty much downstream for me. It’s truly that simple.
I’d love for you to acknowledge something that you “think” you don’t know that answer to, and put it in the comment section below. I’ll bet that after you share it with all of us Daily Lovers, the answer will come to you. Let’s get some powerful wisdom happening below! I want you all to exercise your ability to WALK YOUR TALK!
Love all that is you,
Jenna Phillips is a Total Wellness Philosopher, Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, AFAA Certified Personal Trainer & the founder of her lifestyle brand I’m On A Mission. Follow her on Twitter and be inspired.