Friday, March 4, 2011

The Voice From Within - Listen to It

You have but one voice and you have but one life.  Which direction will you go? What will you decide to do? Will you speak your truth?  Decide, don't decide, they're both your choices. No one decides for you. It's up to you. Stop running from it, stop putting it off, stop worrying about it, stop doubting it and just choose. Again, there are no wrong answers nor are there any wrong paths.

Now, this doesn't mean we don't sometimes decide things against our better interests or against the voice of the spirit from within. Call it whatever you want to call it; don't get hung up on my label of it as the 'spirit from within.' Some call it God. Others call it Spirit, conscious, being, personality, thought, or your brain. It doesn't matter. If you take away the label of that voice from within you still find that the voice is yours and that the voice affects your life. So, you might as well pay attention to it and make a decision.

Of course there will be times in life when you won't know the answers to the questions you seek, when you'll have to let go and act in courage, resiliency, and/or faith. There will be times when you'll have thought you had the answers only to find out you were mislead. There are even going to be times during the journey when you will want to know why or how, when you'll reach for understanding and strive for acceptance and yes, there are also moments when the False Evidence Appearing Real (read: FEAR) will lock your spirit up and hold it hostage.

Try and remember to trust in the process. Listen to your heart. Know your reasons. Make a decision to act and use your voice. There is no wrong answer, nor is there a wrong direction. Every experience we encounter has within it knowledge to be gained.  I want you to remember that you have a right to stand up for what you believe in, that you have a right to think the thoughts you do & experience life the way that you want to. Don't ever forget that. Do not for one moment let another person's dislike, anger or threats about it change who you are or what you believe in. You have just as much a right to be the way you are as they have the right to not be the way you are. One may act without acceptance & grace but that doesn't mean you have to go along with it. It's your life. You choose.

Ah yes, of course it's there again....choices.....we are faced with them every day, all day long. Some are easy or automatic, some are hard and drawn out. Either way, they do have the capacity to build upon each other and create circumstances in our lives that we're either going to be grateful for or find discontent in. When it comes to the hard choices, how do we know we are making right decisions for ourselves? By listening and gathering information. Admit it or not, there is a place within each of us that 'knows' what is best for us. When we don't listen to it our lives just don't have the best energy they can have, and we don't shine like we're supposed to. When we do listen to it, it's the exact opposite. It's no different using your voice.  When we make the right choices for ourselves, when we use our voice, we are living our authentic lives. I say authentic because we are being true to who we are verses being true to the ideals of the world or others. Again, when you're making right choices, you will know it and when you're making wrong ones, you'll find that your own conscious and the energy that is life will continue to persist upon you until you change course.

When all is said and done, only what you believe will matter. When all have come and gone, only you will be left to hold yourself up and move forward on your path in life. Take time for yourself to learn who you are, to know what matters and to listen to yourself.  Learn to know your truth. Learn to use your voice.  Do not dread or fear the consequences of either. It's your journey and you owe it to yourself to do both.  Like it or not, no one else can do it for you. It's just you. Time is of the essence. Start right here, start right now.

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