I rarely feel a desire to teach other people how to live or love. Why is this? I experience each person I meet as already “being Love”; as already being intelligent, whole, and with the ability to discover for themselves who they are and what life means to them. I find it more meaningful to simply love others, to listen without judgment and to infuse them with so much joy, laughter, tears and passion that we both are left hungering for Life. When we hunger enough, we find our own way.
I believe we are all born fully knowing. It is often only a matter of trusting that we know, trusting that we are already whole. All too often we doubt our born-with intelligence. We give up our power to teachers, gurus and books. We stop listening to our passionate hearts.
Often when we can’t find a reflection in the world of what feel, we let doubt take over, and we abandon ourselves, insights and creativity. I often think of something my father once told me.
Robin, listen to your heart and always trust it. Remember, if you ever seek confirmation from others about what you feel – people may not be able to see something in you that they’ve never experienced themselves. So if you go by their reaction or ability to see you, you may be limiting yourself. You must trust your heart and be who you are, even if no one sees you. You may have insights that no one has ever had before. That’s why it’s important to trust your heart.
Robin is a speaker, a nature photographer, musician, an adventurer and the author of Naked in Eden.
Photo Credit: Max Elman