I’m a learner. I LOVE learning. I’m constantly reading, writing, listening, digesting and assimilating things I’m interested in learning. To be engaged with ideas this way is a big part of what makes me feel alive.
I have a strong tendency and bias to depend on outside information and inputs, constantly seeking more knowledge to inform my choices.
Often this is beneficial. Research can help us make better purchases, for example. Whether that’s the food we eat, the clothes we wear, or the car we buy.
But I lean very heavily on external input for almost all my information gathering, even for decisions that benefit more from inner knowing.
So, on my wife’s recommendation, I took a break from inputs. I went on a short retreat to a friend’s farm where I disconnected, put-down, and left behind the books, podcasts, and online articles by the experts.
I wanted to give myself the opportunity to be with just myself for a period of time, without outside influences, to find my own wisdom.
I was only three days. But it was hard. And also very good.
I did allow myself to journal and I asked myself a string of questions at the beginning and end of this retreat.
Join me in this episode as I explore these questions and propose a way that we can live in the pages of our own book, and consider our inner knowing as worthy of following.
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All music in this episode by Brad Toews.