Nia had been prepared to inherit the wise woman’s book. The old woman was the salvation and backbone of the entire village. She was wise. She was loved. But she had become too old to carry out her duties. In return for twenty-two years of training, Nia was to inherit the old woman’s key to life.
The ceremony was long. The people were many. The responsibility was great. Nia was prepared. She was eager to get started. She believed the book would reveal the answers to all of life’s questions. It required two strong men to carry the book to her chamber. When they placed the book on the table, she quickly waved them away.
The book was solid gold, trimmed with emeralds, rubies and sapphires. In the middle of the front cover sat a seven-carat diamond. Nia’s heart was pounding. Her mouth had gone dry. With her eyes closed, she fondled the cover of the book. The time had come to open it. She was about to learn life’s secret.
She opened to the middle of the book. She looked down at the page. Nia had inherited a book of mirrors.
Like Nia, we’ve all been given life’s secret. We’ve all been given access to wisdom – it’s waiting to be found – within us. If only we’d look. If only we’d make the time to listen to the voice within. Call it intuition, call it the Universe, call it Spirit, call it the voice of God…..call it whatever name to wish to.
I believe, that we human beings have been given access to the font of Wisdom and there we will find answers to all our questions, solutions to all our problems and the knowledge that we are part of something larger than ourselves.
My dear friend, Debra, recently wrote about her experience of ‘listening to her gut‘. From what she has shared with me, she takes a lot of time to listen to her inner voice.
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”
~ Shel Silverstein
Do you spend time listening to your inner voice?
May you be inspired – everyday!
Story credit: Iyanla Vanzant
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