Monday, June 25, 2012

Our Inner Voice & Faith

In this post I'll continue my discussion on our “Inner Voice”. As stated previously, this voice inherently knows what’s best for us and is available 24 hours day/7 days a week. It’s like an internal GPS that always directs us towards our goals and ultimate life's purpose.

You can't smell, see, feel or taste it and it's not discernible by anyone else. In an earlier post I shared with you my 1st encounter with this voice. Since that encounter I've had many experiences with it and firmly believe in its existence.

It’s important to understand that because of “free will” our intellectual nature chooses whether or not we listen to our voice. Our Free Will allows us to choose to be influenced by an entity or embark upon any course of action we desire. Unfortunately many of these entities are only interested in what’s best for them and attempt to influence us to disregard our voice. As a result, there’s always a consequence to be paid.

If our consequences continue to be not what we hoped for then we have a choice. We can either choose another belief system based on worldly influences or one that adheres to the guidance of our voice. It really is as simple as “changing our minds” about what we believe. Please note that our intellect is the “key player” in the dynamics between our spiritual, intellectual and physical natures.

Also, our inner voice tells us what to do, not how to do it. For instance, it may tell us to start a business or to treat a particular person (who really gets under our skin) with love. But it won't provide us with a set of instructions on how to do what it says. We'll make many mistakes along the way but shouldn’t become discouraged. This is where our faith plays an important part. We gotta know that we know that we know that our inner voice will always lead us towards our highest and best good.

We develop our faith by creating an intimate, daily working relationship with our voice. In this relationship our voice will comfort us as we go through the tough times sometimes necessary for our “breakthrough”. It will keep us “in the moment” and prevent us from “worrying ourselves sick” as we move closer to our goals. It will never lead us astray even though we may not understand what's happening and why. How can we help others with their problems if we never solve our own?

Emmanuel Teney once said: “As your faith is strengthened you will find: that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.”

I urge you to listen to your inner voice and do what it says. You need only begin with faith the size of a mustard seed to watch positive change occur in your life.

Thank you so much for viewing and here’s hoping that you live today and every day passionately and with purpose.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Unerring Guidance

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated: “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.”

In this post we will continue our discussion on finding our life's purpose. As stated in my last post, the 1st step necessary in finding our purpose is to accept responsibility for what is currently occurring in our life. As difficult as it is sometimes, we have to accept the fact that we had something to do with creating the mess in which we find ourselves.

As stated in earlier posts, unfortunate circumstances and situations in our lives do not ask our permission to enter. They just exist! It's our attitude in responding to these circumstances that puts us at cause or effect. Remember, we are at cause when we take charge of our response to life. We are at effect when life manipulates us. It really is as simple as that. You can find out more on this subject in my earlier posts on cause and effect.

Let's spend the rest of this post talking about our “Inner Voice”. In my earlier posts on our three-part nature I stated that we have a spiritual, intellectual and a physical nature. These 3 natures combine to make us the individuals that we are. Our spiritual nature contains our inner Voice. This voice knows us intimately as well as what's best for us. However this voice is easily drowned out or overruled by our intellectual nature, which thinks it knows what’s best.

Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple Computer, had this to say about our Inner Voice: “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Therefore, the 1st step towards finding our purpose in life is to take responsibility for finding and tuning in to our Inner Voice. It's available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Because it knows us intimately it provides guidance that is always best for us and leads us towards our goals and ultimate life's purpose. 

However, it's not found in the midst of past regrets or future worries. It is only found here in the present where it can provide us with the most benefit. In order to find it all we have to do is ask it to help us with whatever we’re struggling. If we listen to it and follow its advice, we will find peace in the midst of adversity and calm in the eye of any storm.

I really can't wait to share more information with you about this subject in my next post. In the meantime live today and every day passionately and with purpose.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Our Purpose and Success

In this post I'll discuss finding your purpose and living at maximum potential. I'm speaking directly to you, who know there's more to life than what you see and persistently seek it. There's no one here except you and me so let me ask a question? What's holding you back? What's keeping you from living life fully? What obstacles are between you and the life you know you were created to live? Is it your age, race, gender, health, finances, relationships, your spouse, the Republicans or the Democrats? What is it?

You have a purpose in life that only you can fulfill. When you find that purpose and begin living it out, life will become a synchronous series of events that flow effortlessly. There'll be a purposeful interaction between your spiritual, intellectual and physical natures that'll allow you to experience the tough times and problem areas of life in a calm, confident and creative manner which keeps you connected to your purpose.

When your purpose is found you'll be able to help those closest to you find theirs. However you can't help them if you don't know the way yourself. So, do this for them. But, before we start, let's talk a bit about the concept of successful living.

Successful living isn't defined in terms of material wealth or possessions. In my opinion, it's defined as gaining and attaining the desires of your heart. Have you ever known someone who from a young age knew exactly what it was they wanted to do in life? And as they focused on that goal it seemed that everything they needed to reach it magically appeared at the time it was needed. You may have called it luck, but this is what happens when the spirit, intellect and body are properly aligned and interacting correctly.

Conversely, we've both seen or heard of people with an abundance of material wealth and possessions that don't seem to be experiencing a very happy life. Many times the media will report on various addictions and unfortunate circumstances attributed to these individuals. Now, here's something you really need to understand. There's nothing wrong with an abundance of material stuff.

When stuff is acquired in connection with our purpose it simply becomes a means to an end. When it's acquired in a manner not connected to our purpose then it doesn't provide the continued good feeling we thought it would. It becomes the end itself and thus our purpose. Understand that material stuff will never fill a spiritual or intellectual void?

And, if you're blaming age, race, health and all those items mentioned previously for not being successful, then you'll have to change those things before life gets better for you. The key is, it's not about blame, but responsibility. So, the 1st step necessary to finding and living out your life's purpose is to accept responsibility for your life and recognize that everything needed to accomplish your purpose already exists and will appear on your path when needed. In order to start this process, all you really need is the faith to begin.

I'll talk more about this in future posts. In the meantime live today and every day passionately and on purpose.