How to Access Inner Wisdom in Stressful or Challenging Times
We all have access to a deep well of inner wisdom. It is a source we can draw on for clarity when determining the best course of action in any area of life. But when we’re in the throes of stressful and challenging times, it can be difficult to access inner wisdom. The good news is that you can find your way back to your true nature, and resume living as your healthiest, most authentic self.
Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, written by psychologist Amy Johnson, who teaches us that no matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Dr. Johnson draws on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality to illustrate a profound truth: you are not your habits. Your mental patterns are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed.
What’s in this episode?
When we’re overwhelmed, we begin to start operating on surface levels, and lose touch with our inner wisdom. Being separated from your true nature can cause unhappiness, dissatisfaction, and cement bad habits. In this excerpt, Dr. Johnson discusses the spiritual component of breaking a habit—though the advice she shares applies to any area of life where we need to access inner wisdom—the deep knowing of our true self.
Each time you feel deeply peaceful, your personal thinking is taking a relative break. Each time you’re in the throes of anxiety, urges or general uneasiness, your thinking has revved back up. This audiobook aims to point you back toward the wisdom that is already within you, so that you can use it as a guide.