Confer: (v) to have a discussion
I see absolutely nothing wrong with seeking the counsel of others. But candidly, it has equally gotten me in as much trouble as provided benefit.
Nevertheless, it is good to know that one has checked things out thoroughly to find the best answer.
But we must realize, it is important that we confer with our own “committee” first–and that would be our heart (emotions), our soul (the spirit of God within us), our mind (the most unique and powerful mechanism on Earth) and our body (the only one we’ve been given).
It is ridiculous to try to adhere to the words of a mentor until you take the time to find out what your emotions feel, your soul senses, your mind thinks and your
Confer with yourself.
You may end up with confusion, but at least you know the correct diagnosis instead of stumbling along with uncertainty.
My emotions may say I’m distraught.
My soul tells me everything will be all right.
My mind steps in and offers two or three alternatives.
And my body, truthfully, admits to being able to handle only one.
When you confer with yourself and all of your beautiful intricate parts before you either proceed or stump for advice, you have a much better idea on how to hear the voices around you–because you’ve tapped the voices from within.
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