“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ~ Benjamin Spock

As time passes by and the more work you will do on discovering and improving yourself, the more you will realize that the ancient Latin quotation: Ne te quaesiveris extra – Do not look outside of yourself for the truthis true.

We look for answers everywhere but within ourselves, for this is what we know how to do, this is what we were taught, this is what we were raised to believe. We spend most of our time looking outside ourselves for all the answers to our questions, not understanding that we already possess within ourselves all that we need.

How empowering is it to know that we already hold the answers to all of our questions?

There was a time when I didn’t quite understand what these words meant, “Do not look outside of yourself for the truth” but now I do.

You see, all the answers to all of our questions are already within us and many of the great teachers that lived on this planet and many of the great teachers that are still living on this planet did their best to communicate this message to us: Always look within. Trust yourself because “who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung

So how do you access this inner knowing, how do you get to this point where you can trust yourself, where you can access the truth? Well, silence is one of the ways to do so, silence can help you achieve that, and I honestly believe that this is something everybody can do. This is something we all can do but as long as we keep an open mind, for “minds are like parachutes: they only function when open.” ~ Lord Thomas Dewar

“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls.” ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

By doing so, by setting aside 5 – 10 minutes every day somewhere where nobody will disturb you, “the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.” ~ Laurence Sterne.

By taking time to be silent, not only will you be able to access the source of knowledge that lies within you, but you will also be able to tame your mind and get to a point where you will be able to trust yourself completely, and from that point, your whole life will be transformed.

Do you believe that all the answers to our questions can be found within or do you see this as something that sounds good but isn’t quite true?  You can share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below 🙂

~love, Luminita💫


Luminita D. Saviuc

Luminita is the Founder and Editor in Chief of PurposeFairy.com and also the author of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy. For more details check out the 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy Book Page.

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  • Michelle

    at 2:28 am

    I hold on to your every word. Funny thing we are always told to listen to our inner voices.

  • Ahmad

    at 1:51 pm

    Nice and Encouraging..This Article Deserves high appreciation.

  • sibontot

    at 5:48 am

    Yes! I always allow myself to allocate a “me” time on a daily basis to recharge my energy as well as to contemplate on unresolved issues. Silence is an act of meditation. Thank you for sharing this 🙂

  • Dot Maker

    at 10:13 pm

    I would also add that a good friend, like silence, can be a tool for accessing inner knowing. I’ve heard that , “Friends are the mirror reflecting the truth of who we are,”and I know I’ve been grateful in my life for those who instead of prescribing their own opinions or values to me when I’m faced with a quandary, instead ask me “what do you want?” and help me hear the answer.

  • Bob Cheek

    at 1:57 pm

    I’ve been disabled since 1993, and I always trust
    myself no matter what situation I’m in.

    Bob Cheek

  • Nancy

    at 12:58 pm

    I just finished going through 2 years of extreme stress. I feel I am coming out of it finally and this site is just what I need to help me be become whole again…to be myself again, with even greater insight into myself. It was great that some emailed this purposeful site to me…a new fav way to wake myself up to everyday dreams and possibilities in me! Thank you!

  • Rescued is My Favorite Breed

    at 7:13 pm

    Thanks for this! I’m at a point in my life where it is so vital that I trust my inner voice, my gut, my sense of true self. I may soon be unemployed and have chosen to see it as an open door rather than a reason for a crisis. I always make major decisions outside so I can better connect with nature and think with a calm, clear mind. … be well.

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