Where is Your Inner Sage?
The combined wisdom of ancient and modern science and techniques help us understand how to get motivated and stay engaged.
In olden times, it was the priests who were the sages and scribes. Their job was to understand how the world works and what makes us humans tick, so they could guide the rulers in their choices and actions.
As advisers to the kings and queens, these wise ones filled the roles of scientists, teachers and astrologers. They developed deep insight into how the human hearts, spirits and minds function.
They guided those in power on their choices of generals and consorts. They advised them on when to plant, when to reap and when to go to war.
Part of their job was, in essence, to do what we describe today as the work of a psychologist. Carl Jung, recognized the vast knowledge in the archetypal symbolism these ancient astrologers used to describe different qualities of human potential.
Over the millennia, psychology and neuroscience have expanded our knowledge and filled in many gaps. Daily, biologists, geneticists and scientists of all descriptions learn more about us, our world and the universe.
Our understanding of what activates latent gene potential is growing exponentially. We understand more about how the sun’s cycles affect us with things like seasonal affective disorder.
The field of chronobiology – the study of biological rhythms and how our internal clocks work on our brains, hormones, cells and biology – is rapidly expanding.
The genes you inherit, that you come into the world with, set potential for what you can achieve, but what we do and experience can turn them on and off.
Today, the knowledge the average person has is probably somewhere close to what those priests and scribes had. Popular psychology and WebMD makes everyone is their own psychologist and doctor.
We help ourselves in so many ways, sometimes with ease, and sometimes not. It is up to us to find a way to turn on the part of us that drives us forward. We have to eat right, exercise adequately, and generally keep ourselves – and our families – healthy. And then we still have to make a living.
Where is the time to get our minds and psyches healthy? How do we find the time for the mental and soulful self-care that keeps all the right genes switched on and running? How do we know when to go to war and when to stop fighting?
It is up to us! We have to make that time. Do you? START HERE
We have 24 hours in every day. That is 1,440 minutes. Take 5 for introspection. Just 5 minutes a day.
Author: Sue Hines