We live in and are part of a ‘Global Village’ where the flow of information is so fast and furious it can seem some times to be in a free fall and we with it. Global modes of communication across the internet, social media forums and training platforms opens us up to a variety of areas and experiences denied to past generations.
The flood of knowledge available to us is mindblowing. Amazing on so many levels and also overwhelming in its velocity. With so much at our finger tips it is easy to just ‘google’ ourselves into knowledge overload. We may at times feel more confused then informed at the end of a search for answers about an issue or topic.
The accessability of influences in its many and varied forms is incredible. There is a comprehensive and vast wealth of material available proporting insights and answers to everything on and beyond the planet. Each in its way seeking to inform, but also to convince us, that the information it contains is valuable, inspiring, fulfilling, transformational, insightful, practical, realistic and absolutely essential in our quest to develop and transform our lives.
Don’t get me wrong, it is not that any of the above mentioned carries a ‘right’ or a ‘wrong’ approach. Nor is it even the need to gain more and more knowledge as part of our personal and professional development that concerns me. Rather, it is in the context of ‘neediness’ to attain and gather information and knowledge from outside influences in the hope that it will tell us who we really are so that ‘wholeness’ may be achieved within, that I speak of here.
WE are amazing, unrepeatable, fascinatingly unique, priceless, precious, whole and complete in and of ourselves. Access to all forms of communication, knowledge and training is a wonderful thing, but it does not and cannot ever define us. For so often it is not in the learning but in the unlearning of life patterns that we truly come to know who we really are and our unique life purpose.
May we never lose ourselves in the journey to find ourselves. May we know our worth and value simply in our ‘being’. May we never define ourselves by knowledge gained or by what others may say or think about us. May we take the journey back to ourselves and consciously discover the wonder and magic of our own inner guidance and wisdom. And in honouring our uniqueness may we honour our oneness to all of life when each day is done.
Bernadette Phillips. MA., B.SocSc Dip/SocPol/Crim
Bernadette Phillips is Founder of NEW INSIGHTS FOR CHANGE and an Intuitive Coach, Social Scientist, Motivational Speaker, Conscious Educator, Social Entrepreneur, Poet and Writer, with over thirty years experience working with and in, Community, Business, Leadership and Education.