The week had come to an end, with a lot of exciting events transpiring along the way. The choices I had made over the past couple of years had led me to a point in my life where I felt lighter, freer and happier than ever before. So, what then was this nagging feeling that a storm was brewing and danger was coming my way? Should I just ignore it and keep on keepin’ on or listen and make an adjustment to what I was doing?
Meanwhile at Fubar …
The wave of trouble was rapidly approaching, sending many of the crabby crappies into a state of panic. Fortunately, Wendywoman and Tenacious Todd had paid attention to the warning signs, and were able to ride out the storm with no unexpected consequences.
What can you do?
Somewhere along the way, someone once told me that eyes that look are common, but eyes that see are rare. Ears that hear are common; but ears that listen are rare. I am always asking for unmistakable leads to help guide me so I do the right things to change not only my life, but also the lives of those around me in a positive way. So many times the signs along the journey of our life are visible, often screaming out for us to pay attention. Instead, we ignore those warning signs and then complain when we find ourselves thrown around in a tumultuous wave of disaster.
Undertows are a funny thing. You can’t really see them or hear them, but we know they are there because a red flag is flying on the beach, warning us of impending danger. Our lives are no different: there are subtle signs (okay, sometimes it is a big red flag waving right in our face) begging us to make an adjustment to the path we are on, but for one reason or another, we look but don’t see and hear but don’t listen. Then, after ignoring the signs, we wonder how we got ourselves into the mess we are in. For years I have made decisions based not only on what I see in the external world, but also my intuition. That makes a lot of people crazy, but I don’t care. With age, I have learned to pay more attention to that pit in my stomach and voice in my head saying “danger, warning” believing it is my own internal GPS taking into account what I see and listening for any impending storm warnings. That has allowed for detours and adjustments to my journey so that I ride the crazy waves of daily life instead of getting dragged down by that nasty undertow.
A challenge to my blog readers…
Make it a daily practice to ask for unmistakable leads to help guide you on this journey called YOUR LIFE. Then pay attention! Don’t ignore them when they show up in subtle form, brushing them to the side by saying, “Ah, that’s nothing. It doesn’t matter.” Use your eyes to see, your ears to listen, and your heart as your own personal guidance system to help keep you out of trouble. Data and metrics are nice to have when making decisions, but your intuition along with all the other signs can be a valuable tool in helping you make decisions. E-mail me at email@example.com or catch me on Facebook to let me know how you are doing.
Which wave will you ride today?
Will you catch the wave of joy today?