Blog 2234- 12.01.2021
Who Indeed Knows Best?
Well, contrary to the title of the nineteen fifties sitcom it certainly is not father whether you spell father with a capital F or not. And at the risk of getting myself into hot water neither is it mother, small m nor large M. Who then really knows best what is best for you? The wise person when desperately asked by someone, “What should I do?” Will always reply, “Follow your heart?” And not because they do not have a good answer or because they are afraid of being blamed for the outcome of your decisions, but because no one knows better what is best for you than you do. In your heart of hearts, the throne room of your highest and best self, reside all the wisdom and knowledge you need to make the best decisions.
As a boy in church we used to sing: “God’s way is best, if human wisdom a fairer way may seem to show, ‘it’s only that our earth dimmed vision the truth can never clearly know.” That sentiment, sweet as it may sound, flies in the face of Jesus words, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” or a verse from Old Testament Isaiah that reads, “Whether you turn to the right or the left your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’”
With practice you will learn to discern the true voice that is your own. The same little voice that always says, “Amen” to any true words it hears where or whomever they may come through or from. We all from time to time hear voices. Ego our one and only true enemy is quite good at disguising his or her voice, but the One voice that always rings true you can trust because it is that still small voice that whispers from deep within you.
Funny man, Ray Stephens in the middle recording his many hit songs like Everything is Beautiful and Misty, and the more comical ones Gitarzan and The Streak, recorded a religious album called Turn Your Radio On. On that album in addition to the title song and other favorite old Christian songs he also recorded one called Have A Little Talk With Myself. As the old joke goes, some times you have to talk to yourself just to find a little intelligent conversation.
Far be it from me to tell you or anyone else what to think, what to say, or what to do. The one most qualified to offer that kind of advise to you needs no help from me or anyone else really. Listen up, Pilgrim, the next voice you hear is a familiar one that you might want to listen and listen tight to, the one who truly knows what is best for you – You.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Come Away a with Me