Wisdom is Insourcing

Ray Davis
for 6 Sense Media

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When we were in school, we learned that the division of labor was one of the hallmarks of a civilized society. Perhaps it is. However, there are some things that we must not outsource, if we are to remain free and sovereign over our lives.

Over time, human beings have outsourced information acquisition to formal education systems, the media, organized religion and political parties. We have outsourced decision making to experts and politicians. We have traded experience for knowledge and wisdom for degrees.

In the 21st Century, with our niche and custom-filtered information, our sources of information have become more manipulative and myopic. We have no first-hand experience of ancient sages and so we trust religious teachers and the people around us to formulate our spiritual beliefs. We do the same in politics, science, and many other fields. Upwards of 99 percent of what we "know" on any topic comes to us from sources beyond our own experience. We rely on information sources that we have been heavily conditioned to trust for our information. We place little reliance on our own internal resources - our wisdom, our experiences.

Once realized, this leads to a natural question for any thinking person. Who really controls what you know, what you don't know, and what you think about what you know? The answer is not you.

The Universe is pure information and its there for all of us to tap into. In fact, we're built to tap into it. There's not one wise teacher in the history of our planet who told us to check with the King, read the paper, blindly follow a teacher, or tune into CNN.

Every single one of them said, in one form or another, to go within, trust yourself, and connect to a cosmic source. Wisdom comes from taking what is out in the information field. funneling it through our experience, and our contemplation. That's how we arrive at truth. 

Some might say that's not practical. I don't have time. Then we just have seven billion selves walking around with no direction. Not true. It doesn't take hours and hours to hear that inner voice. And, frankly, what we would have is seven billion realized selves ready to work together to achieve mutual good rather than chaos in our world today.

By outsourcing our thinking, we have outsourced our outcomes. Maybe, just maybe, that's why the world operates against the wishes of the vast majority of human intentions. We must take back our lives and our thinking by insourcing it.

It's amazing what you can see with mind cleared and eyes closed.