In our last +1, we talked about Yogananda’s wisdom on connecting to something bigger than ourselves to tap into its infinite wisdom.
How did he encourage us to do that?
By calming our minds.
Like Yogananda, I am blessed to have many people come to me to talk about their worries.
You know what I tell them?
I NEVER (!) start with the problem.
I ask them how their fundamentals are.
“How’s your eating? Your moving? Your sleeping? Your breathing? Your focusing?”
Because, when we dominate our fundamentals, we create a more powerful connection to our best selves.
At the same time, we create a CALM CONFIDENCE—knowing that we have what it takes to handle whatever life throws at us because we have structural, reactive, and expansive discipline and we are the type of people who know how to consistently connect with the best, most Heroic version of ourselves as we use every obstacle as another opportunity to practice our philosophy and forge a little more antifragile confidence as we get just a little bit stronger.
After a high level discussion in which we help them get more clarity on what they think is the #1 highest-leverage thing they could START and STOP doing to most powerfully change their lives, I often encourage them to get a good night of sleep, meditate for a minute or fifteen the next morning then, before looking at their smartphones or checking their email or otherwise blowing up their brains with inputs, I encourage them to ask their daimon what she or he thinks.
The wisdom is ALWAYS there.
We just need to have the Wisdom + Self-Mastery + Love + Courage + Gratitude + Hope + Curiosity + Zest to connect to it.
Let’s do that.
P.S. The two virtues I recommit to in my Energy, Work and Love?
If you haven’t guessed them yet…