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­­­The Last Blog Post You’ll Ever Need to Read

photo: Mike Licht on flickr

photo: Mike Licht on flickr

Yup, that’s right. You can read this post and you’re done.

No more posts about the Best Way to do this, or the Only Way to do that.

No more provocative teasers about how you have to Read. This. Right. Now!!!!!

All those posts are written with great authority, as though the person writing is the only person you need to listen to, and if you just follow what they say, everything is going to be great.

Or more than great.

Perfect!

Amazingly awesomely incredibly freakin’ WOW!

photo: Filippo Diotalevi on flickr

photo: Filippo Diotalevi on flickr

How do I know about these promises of perfection and WOW?

Because I’m making them right now.

I’m promising you that all you need to do is read this one blog post, and then you never need to read another one. Ever.

And while I will certainly write more blog posts, because that’s what I do, it’s also true that you only need to read this one.

Why?

Because no one else is an expert on you.

No one else has your answers.

You are your own authority.

Not me.

Not Blogger A, B or C.

Yes, there are lots of people out there – including me – who have all kinds of great tips on how to meditate, manifest, eat, and sleep.

But every piece of this information needs to be filtered through you – your mind, your heart, your intuition.

photo: Stefano Montagner on flickr

photo: Stefano Montagner on flickr

Every answer to every question you’ve ever had is already inside of you.

It’s also true that people need people. Indeed, people who have accepted that they need people are, indeed – as Babs said – the luckiest people in the world.

It’s hard to do this life gig alone, and that’s why we have blogs. And people like Melissa and I with tips and tools to make life better.

But it’s still your life.

And you’re the only one who knows what’s best for you.

Now, maybe you’re sitting there, shaking your head, saying:

But how do I access this supposedly Super Special Wisdom I’ve got inside of me? Cuz I’m not hearing it.

photo: Steven Depolo on flickr

photo: Steven Depolo on flickr

See, there’s no easy answer for that, because each person has their own unique way of accessing their inner wisdom.

For me, it’s meditation. And walks in nature. And affirmative prayer. And talking to my wife. And doing our gratitude and Magic 5 practice.

The cool thing about this life gig is that we’re each unique snowflakes, and anyone who says they’ve come up with THE way to do something is usually talking about what works for them.

What works for you?

That’s the question.

Maybe you already know. Or maybe you already know but you think you don’t know. Though you probably know more than you think you do.

Like when people try to give you advice and you think: That’s not it.

Maybe you don’t know what works for you yet, but you know what doesn’t.

And that’s a start.

That’s a big start.

That’s the beginning of you, listening to you.

photo: Dan Zen on flickr

photo: Dan Zen on flickr

My experience of listening to my intuition is that the more I listen, the easier it is to hear it.

So that’s my big advice.

You’ve got all the answers, and the more you listen for them, the better you’ll hear them.

If that sounds too trite, or too easy, that’s because it’s one thing to know you have all the answers inside of you.

It’s another thing to live from that place.

Which is another reason why this is the last blog post you need to read.

Because in order to know your truth, you have to do more than read blog posts.

You need to do the sometimes-wonderful, sometimes-excruciating work of finding your own way.

Your way.

No one can do it for you.

You are a unique, gorgeous, freaking amazing snowflake, and the more you own the work/play of discovering all your little snowflake nooks and crannies, the more the rest of us get to delight in them.

So thank you for doing this work/play.

It’s good for you. It’s good for all of us.

Cuz there’s nothing more fun than a bunch of unique, gorgeous snowflakes owning their own wisdom and shining forth in their magnificence.

Let the Snow Day begin!

photo: Luis Hernandez on flickr

photo: Luis Hernandez on flickr

How do you listen to your own truth? Share your comments below!

 

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10 Responses to ­­­The Last Blog Post You’ll Ever Need to Read

  1. Becka July 21, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    This is totally in line with my practice right now of cultivating intuition. It felt so comforting and reassuring to read this post that is so supportive of my current explorations. One of the things I do is check in with my body to see what I want/don’t want. I let it inform me rather than letting my logical mind chew on it for days. I’m loving the results!

    • Z Egloff July 24, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Hi Becka,

      I love being part of a synchronistic event that affirms your inner guidance and wisdom. How awesome is that?!

      And thanks for reminding us of the power of the body in relation to intuition. Certainly a great way to bypass the swamp of the “logical” mind! :)

      XOZ

  2. River July 21, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    Like Wow! Really Spirit Wow!

    My big thing just now is that I do listen to my intuition and because I have done that for so long and share that with others I have been told how very wise I am. And for a long time I believed my own press thinking I should share that with others in the form of advice. The kind of advice that tells others what to do and how to do it.

    It came to my attention recently that kind of unasked for advice is disempowering! But the best advice that I could give is EXACTLY what you just said. “You’ve got all the answers, and the more you listen for them, the better you’ll hear them.” It’s like Spirit just said, “Good going River. You are on the right track! ”

    So thank you for your internal listening and validation of my path.

    Keep blogging and I’ll keep showing up because that is me asking for Spirit’s reminders/advice in the form of Z’s humor.

    Love,
    River

    • Z Egloff July 24, 2015 at 11:47 am #

      Hi River,

      I like that you point out a fine line here. When we keep in touch with our internal wisdom, it does make us extra wise. I too have had to look at the issue of unsolicited feedback and how to be the most helpful to friends. And when you’re so frickin’ wise, like you and me, it can be tempting to blast that wisdom all over unsuspecting friends. Or passersby. Or whomever. So thanks for this reminder!

      And I’m glad that you’ll still be visiting, even though you really never need to read another blog post ever. :)

      XOZ

  3. Kayla July 21, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    Dearest Z and Mel – Well….OK…I know this is the last blog I’ll ever need to read…but my inner guidance says…”Oh, my keep reading these because they’re good reminders and reading them is so freakin’ FUN!!!” By the way, I LOVE the pics you have in here. Fabulous!

    xoxoxoxox

    Kayla

    • Z Egloff July 24, 2015 at 11:44 am #

      Hi Kayla!

      Well, it’s okay with me if you keep reading these blog posts! :)

      The pictures are courtesy of the awesome folks at Flickr Creative Commons. All kinds of great photos to use for free, as long as you include the photographer’s name and include a link. (In this case, the photo itself is a link to the photographer’s page on flickr.)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      XOZ

  4. Karen July 21, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    Another wonderful post with great pics and big time wisdom.

    I love the reminder that there’s just no one-size-fits-all about life. One person’s trash is another’s treasure. One person’s poison is another one’s medicine. One person’s idea of stupid time-wasting is another’s immense pleasure. (Yes, I watch “The Bachelorette.”)

    As Caitlyn Jenner said last week, “We’re all different. That’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing.”

    We can stop listening to the Peanut Gallery and explore what works uniquely for us.

    • Z Egloff July 24, 2015 at 11:42 am #

      Hi Karen,

      Yes, diversity truly is what this earth experience is made of. Remembering this makes everything so much easier. And I LOVE this quote from Caitlyn Jenner! Really sums it all up. Thank you for including it! :)

      XOZ

  5. Jill Shinn July 21, 2015 at 9:05 pm #

    Oh, how I love this post!!! Good thing, since I shall never read another blogpost again!. Okay, yes I will, but I clearly need NOT as I now understand all that can be understood.

    To answer your query, I access inner (awesome) guidance through journaling, mostly. I ask stupid, poorly phrased questions, and brilliant, articulate guidance flows forth. God, how I love that. I agree with you totally. Your message is the best message ever: Go within. Ask. Trust.

    You guys (gals) rock, and I love you dearly!!!

    • Z Egloff July 24, 2015 at 11:41 am #

      Hi Jill!

      Thank you for reminding us of the power of journaling. It’s not a method that works for me, and as a result I often forget to mention it as a resource. So thanks for the reminder of what a great and powerful tool this can be!

      We love you back dearly!! :)

      XOZ

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