Three good guides to life
The three guides to life are: inner voice; nature; ancients.
During our journey into life, a good compass would be handy to guide us along. Sure, there are gurus, self-help books and religions that for a price of our freedom and resources will tell us what we want to hear. The guidance may be wrong, restrictive and potentially a mind trap of following another’s path rather than our own.
There are three alternative guides that may act as suitable aids to our journey to consider.
1. Inner Voice
Always honest, has our best interests at heart, and loyal to us. The Inner voice speaks to us in three ways:
Presents the problem and then the solutions. All we have to do is remember the dreams; identify the problem; translate the dream code.
Flashes of inspiration; those eureka moments; the mind makes the connections and then presents them, usually at the most inappropriate of moments.
Our thoughts translate into feelings in our body. Our body sensations tell us how it feels about a situation, and what it wants.
You can build a philosophy based on nature. Observe and translate what you see in nature into your life.
Apart from the odd modern thinker such as Eckhart Tolle and Neil Gunn, I look to ancients from Plotinus backwards for my philosophy. The further back you go, for instance to Ice Age ideas, the more concrete and connected are those ideas to nature and reality. Indigenous people are useful guides in that their knowledge is relatively unchanged in outlook from their Ice Age ancestors. In my opinion modern thinkers present corrupted versions of ideas that had already been put forward by the ancients.