In your life you live as if you had no authority over your life.
Authority means: the power to call the shot. The power to make decisions, the power to have them carried out. The power to evaluate, accept or reject.
You have been instructed by family, schools, government, medical establishment, legal establishment, and gurus to hand over your authority to everyone and their brother.
You’ve been an idle mouthpiece to all these authorities. Not a single independent thought, not a single argument.
What do I mean? I mean the practice of looking who is speaking.
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Someone with a critical eye will offer you some unsolicited advice today, and you should not be afraid to hear them out. Their reputation for painful honesty should be no excuse — your feelings don’t matter when real knowledge is out there to be learned. Do not sacrifice an education just for the sake of your ego. If you do, you are not giving yourself enough credit. You are in a solid learning phase, and your mind is ready to take in new information in an objective way.
The above is the horoscope that showed up the other day in my inbox.
And the below one came from Rob Brezsny, for the same time period.
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