It can be easy for someone to believe that they wouldn’t know anything if it wasn’t for their time in the education system. The information that they were fed during this time in their life would then have played a big part in who they are today.
Taking this into account, it would have been as though one was a blank slate and the information that was poured into them was part of what enabled them to function. This is likely to have been a time when one wasn’t encouraged to bring forth what was within them.
A Waste of Time
Nevertheless, if one was just a blank slate, then there would have been no reason for this to take place. These authority figures around them at the time would have known what was right for them.
Additionally, their caregivers may have acted as though they knew what was best for them when they were not at school. Therefore, after they had received guidance from these people, they would have been able to live their own live.
This is then going to be a very similar approach to what would happen if one wanted to drive a car or to use a piece of machinery, for instance. They won’t know anything, so they will need someone else to show them what to do.
It could then be said that their mind is the only part of them that will know anything, and this part of them will have been programmed by what has taken place externally. One is then nothing more than a machine.
The Wisdom Body
This can sound accurate, but what it would overlook is that one’s mind is not the only part of them that knows anything. In addition to their mind, there is what is taking place in their body.
The information that is found here also relates to who they really are, as opposed to who they have been conditioned to be. Here, one can feel connected to all that is, and being in touch with their body can allow them to just know things.
The First Step
When someone has a strong connection to their body, they will be aware of what their true needs and feelings are. From here, they will be able to reach out for the information that they need to move forward.
For example, one could have a strong need to assist others and this could mean that they will want to become a nurse. What is within them will have caused then to take this step and this is why they will want to go to university, for instance.
On the other hand, if one isn’t in touch with their body and their mind is where their attention resides, they can end up wanting to do something for the wrong reason. Through being in their mind, they can be more cornered with pleasing others.
One can then end up doing something for the wrong reason, and this can cause them to engage in the wrong type of training. Pleasing others might make them feel good in the short-term, but it won’t do a lot for them in the long-term.
A Time and A Place
Information from the outside world is going to play a part, yet this information is not supposed to replace the information that is within them. In the same way as a supplement is not supposed to replace a real meal.
However, if someone has been brought up in a culture that is all about adding information and not bringing information out of people, it is going to be normal for this to take place. In many ways, this is like stopping a plant from being able to produce its own flowers and adding false ones instead.
One’s time in the education system would have primarily been about getting them to think like everyone else. Thus, not only would they have the same uniform as everyone else; they would also have developed the same views.
This kind of education is about control, meaning that it is fear-based, and it gets people ready to join a rotten system. Still, although the kind of conditioning that someone receives is going to play a big part in whether or not they are in touch with their body’s wisdom, there is something else that can play a part.
A Big Impact
If someone has experienced trauma, it can cause them to disconnect from their body and to lose touch with their inner guidance in the process. So, if one was brought up in an environment that was abusive, it could have caused them to leave their body.
Living it their mind will be what feels safe, and this would have taken place without them needing to think about it. The downside to this is that while this will be what feels safe, it will stop them from being able to tune into their inner guidance.
Out of Balance
Consequently, one can live a life that is not very fulfilling; they might even believe that their life has no meaning. Being this way will make them look outside for guidance – it could seem as though the answers they need are ‘out there’.
One could then look towards some kind of guru or someone with a well-developed intellect to give them the answers that they desperately need. If they were to ask someone who has their feet firmly on the ground, they might be encouraged to look within themselves.
If one can relate to this, and they want to develop a strong connection with their body, it might be a good idea for them to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by a therapist or a healer.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.