God doesn’t come from theology, but from inside our bellies - Russell Brand
The fact of the matter is that handbooks, while helpful, are not really needed. The guidance is useful, often thought provoking, and many times, confirming.
But the guiding force - the validation that we’re doing the right thing - comes not from someone or something else, it comes from inside of us.
The truth is, as I’ve come to accept over many many years, is that we tend to know what’s right and what’s wrong. When we should move forward and when we should stop.
We may not be able to form the words to express it as and when we should, but we know. The answers are always within us. (Which is likely where the phrase “trust your gut” comes from.)
No, we don’t need to be told what to do. We tend to know. Sure, guides are helpful, more so for some, less so for others. But “God” (or our path or our knowledge or whatever you want to call it) doesn’t come from anyone else, but ourselves.