Instructions for "What Would a Wise Man Do?":
Next time you find yourself challenged by something, be it a moral dilemma, a decision, another person, a work or home situation, a personal problem–and you are trying to figure out what to do about it, give the following a go:
We are all wiser than we think. A lot of what I do in session with clients is keep an ear open for their strengths, their wisdom, their courage, their goodness, and reflect back what I see when they are unable to see it for themselves.
When someone is depressed or anxious, patterns of thought can convince them that they are not good enough, that they can't do anything right, that they are useless, unable to cope, hopeless. Even without depression or anxiety, life's fast pace can leave us frazzled and reactive, jumping from one decision to the next.
Taking some time to call on our inner wisdom helps us respond to life in a way that is more in tune with who we are, and doing the practice often strengthens our ability to connect with that wisdom when we need it, and helps us develop the self-trust we need to navigate life well.
"I am larger, better than I thought; I did not know I held so much goodness." - Walt Whitman
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