Monday, December 3, 2007

Inner Instincts

I've moved on to a new book, and I found a wise quotation in the book that I would like to pose.

I am reading Ellen Burstyn's Lessons in Becoming Myself. I find her a talented actress that is more under-recognized than I believe she should be. She has always struck me as remarkable and talented, and now I am discovering that she is very wise as she looks back on the events of her life. I hope that someday I can reflect on my life's events and give such inspiring and clever feedback.

I think that's what I like about her autobiography. After she will tell about a particular event, she'll stop to say something she learned from the experience. I am all about learning in life. From our mistakes, from the details, whatever--we are here to learn.

Anyway, here is the quotation which draws my question:

"If you want to know who you truly are, the answer won't be found in the outer world; you must go inside and see where your instincts lead you."

I really like that. But, how would you go about seeing inside where your instincts lead you? Meditation? Time alone? Isolation? What do you think the trick is? How would you do this?

Or, is it all based on the individual? Even if it is, I am still curious to see how one would go about doing this. I have small ideas myself, but I scratch my chin here on what others would do.

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