How to follow your inner vision when the world is pushing you to be something else

Inner Vision: Tao Te Ching verse 12 week 14 Saturday Morning Mastermind


Is the world trying to squash your inner vision?

Do you allow your inner vision to guide you or do you experience the outside world with your senses to the point of loosing your inner direction? Does it feel as if you’ve unknowingly traded the values of your youth for the promise of possessions deemed valuable by society? If so, you’re not alone.

There’s no doubt that we are inundated with sights, sounds, tastes and smells designed to distract us from what’s important on an almost constant basis.  Carefully crafted commercials, signage and innocent looking product placements curb our attitudes and shape our views to the point we think they’re our own.  Before we realize it, we’re programmed to respond to and desire these things which are presented to us.

“The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision”

The Tao says to trust your inner vision instead

The 12th verse of the Tao tells you to beware that these things are not the desires of your inner being and thus will not bring you inner peace.

Dr. Wayne Dyer points out in his book, “Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life” the 12th verse of the Tao Te Ching warns us that when we focus outward on the obtainment of things we run the risk of loosing touch with our true inner convictions.

Dr. Dyer further explains that by focusing on that which you outwardly experience through your senses you hinder your own growth and risk loosing sight of the underlying spirit which brings all things into being.

So how then do we guard ourselves from these distractions and follow our inner vision? How do we enable ourselves to look beyond our senses and experience a transcendent perspective of the world that will bring us true inner peace?


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This is week 14 of our Saturday Morning Mastermind study of “Change your thoughts Change your life” by Wayne Dyer

Read Chapter 12 – Living with Inner Conviction

Then Meet us here for a LIVE discussion March 19th at 10am EST

tao te ching verse 12

Over to you, how do you stay true to your inner vision? What do you think this verse is trying to teach us?