The Wisdom is Within You

By David Geller   |   October 27, 2014

You have a good life. You are among the fortunate few. Yet sometimes, maybe with a tinge of guilt, you wonder if this is all there is to life.

You want to be excited, even passionate, about something, anything. You want to wake up feeling energized about the day ahead of you, excited to be alive. Yet, you struggle with finding your passion. So, you journey on, stay busy, and hope that somehow your passion, your purpose will find you.

It probably won’t. It is rare that we get hit by the passion lightning bolt.

Your passion and purpose is inside of you, waiting for you to discover it. Your challenge is accessing your inner wisdom. You might exclaim, “This is wonderful! What can I do to discover my passion?  Can I take a weekend course? Can I watch a TED talk?”

No, you can’t.  Surprisingly, the answer is not to do more; it is to do less. Reduce the distractions of daily life, pause and let your wisdom emerge. Take a long walk, spend some time gardening or just sit outside and relax.

Be patient. It takes time to connect with your inner wisdom. Be brave. Sometimes when you pause, uncomfortable feelings arise. Exercise self-compassion. As you get in touch with what you want, you may regret some of your prior life choices. Don’t attack yourself for not making better choices.  Acknowledge that you are human and made the best choice you could at the time.

Are you willing to discover your inner wisdom?

David Geller

About the Author

CEO David Geller co-founded the firm in 1991 and led the creation of Behavioral Wealth Management. Recognized on numerous prestigious "top financial advisor" lists, David is an in-demand speaker for professional groups and JOYN workshops. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Huffington Post.

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