“What was said to the rose that made it open, was said to me, here in my chest.” -Rumi
All of nature knows instinctively how to live in perfect balance with itself and its surroundings. It knows this because it listens to the silent voice within. We are part of nature just the same and we all have a silent voice that tells us exactly what to do and when, with respect to living our truth and creating a balanced, harmonious life.
Life and nature are all about balance and perfect timing, and humans are no exception. To think humans are separate from nature and the environment is one of the biggest misconceptions being passed down. All one has to do is acknowledge they were born in an environment to realize they are part of an environment and thus part of nature.
We are out of balance, and thus living in discord and disharmony, because we are out of touch with the true nature of ourselves. And we are out of touch with ourselves because we are not taught how to tune in and listen to our silent voice within. We are instead taught to tune in and listen to the instructions of other people, many of whom we don’t even know, and for motives we may not fully be clear on.
If these instructions tell us anything other than to tune into our own silent voice within for direction in life, they are not accurate because they are not our truth. These inaccurate instructions that tell us to listen to others are forming our thoughts, and these thoughts become our beliefs, and our beliefs generate our actions, and our actions create our reality, and our reality creates our truth.
The breakdown goes like this:
We are given information on how to supposedly successfully traverse life >
That information forms our thoughts >
Our thoughts become our beliefs >
Our beliefs generate our actions >
Our actions create our realities >
Our realities become our truth.
But the life that has been created is not who we are because it’s not our truth. We know this because it did not come by way of the silent voice within. But we believe the lie and try to live it because we’re repeatedly told it’s the right thing to do. We continuously try and make sense of everything in our cranial brains as to why we are so confused, conflicted, and dissatisfied, but it just leads to more frustration, apathy, and anxiety.
If you take any being in nature out of its natural habitat, and create another life for it in another environment, and then dictate to that being what it can and cannot do, it does not matter how “elaborate” the environment is, that being is not going to be happy.
We can only be happy and at peace when we have the freedom to express our true selves and live our truth. After all, it is the reason why we are here and have these lives to begin with.
Ignoring or restricting the silent voice within causes dissonance among our whole bodily system. Our body, head, and heart are all connected and interrelated. Once we tune out our central voice, our entire body goes into malfunction mode. I go into the science behind this later on in the book.