I had a chat with my uncle the other day, and he presented me with a poem which he had written, as dictated by his inner guide. In it he basically encourages the reader not to fill their minds with the words of others, but to go searching for their own inner wisdom, and to hold that in esteem.
This poem raised in me a few reactions. First of all, the inner wisdom I have encountered has been filled with illusions and double talk, it hasn’t seemed particularly wise. Second, wisdom seems to be gained from the outside world, so to assume you already have wisdom seems a little premature. Third, having an inner guide seems a bit subject to confusion and delusion, it requires a lot of practice to distinguish the worthwhile from the downright funky.
Would you put faith in an inner guide if you came across one? Or is the concept too new-age for you? What do you think of your inner wisdom?