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GPS for the soul

There is a voice inside of you

That whispers all day long

“I feel that this is right for me,

I know that this is wrong.”

No teacher, preacher, parent, friend

or wise man can decide

What’s right for you

Just listen to

The voice that speaks inside. – Unknown

 Do you regularly listen to “the voice?”  Ever ignored it? What happened?

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18 thoughts on “GPS for the soul

  1. Have I listened, have I ignored? Yep, done both. For me it is not an exact science and my guard always goes up whenever I’m around someone who emphatically tells me “god” told me to do this, or “god” told me to do that..I’m thinking of that whole subjective realm of impressions and feelings. I followed that prompting/ inner sense to the East Coast for 5 years in my late 20’s. They ended up being some of the most profound years of my life, did it with 2 little ones in tow, so yes I do believe it is important to listen to those inner urges, At the same time I know 2 people who live their lives @ the mercy of those inner urges/ hunches/ feelings and they strike me as often confused, unsure of themselves, and indecisive. So for me it’s a little of both, and even when I’m 99.9% sure I’m doing the “right thing” I always issue a disclaimer, I could have it wrong ;-0 How about you MJ? what prompted this post, you have me curious 😉 DM

    • I agree with you, DM, in that it’s important to listen but it’s good to be discerning, too. I’ve only really gotten myself in trouble when I’ve ignored warning signs, or talked myself out of a feeling that I had. I listen more than 95% of the time; when I don’t “listen/act” I “take note” and tuck the sense (good or bad) away for later retrieval.

      What prompted this post was hearing my own messaging about saying “no” to people I don’t want to say “yes” to. I was doing battle in my head until I stepped back and took my own advice: listen, what is the message? and will you act upon it? Ultimately, for me, it comes down to trust:

      I trust my instincts. I don’t always trust other people 🙂

      Deep thinking for a Sunday over a cup of French Roast coffee == cheers!
      MJ

  2. What a wonderful little poem – I’ve never heard it. I think we’ve ALL listened to and ignored that little voice – if we’d admit it!

    • I love that little poem, too, and I think I will have it framed! 🙂

      Believe it or not, I know some folks who don’t believe in the little voice, much less listening to it!
      MJ

  3. Great poem followed by an easy question to answer…because I’ve learned the hard way. Now when I hear the little voice, I PAY ATTENTION.

  4. Not listening to our inner voices is when we get into trouble. I bet you listen to yours way more often than not. It’s a gift and a blessing.

  5. I have learned to listen…how lovely this poem…thank you for sharing!

  6. love the header

  7. Love the title of this post. And the message is one I need to be reminded of. Thanks, MJ!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  8. I need to do this more often…a good reminder to value my own opinion. Easy to question my instincts when they seem to run counter to prevailing wisdom! ~ Sheila

  9. Great poem! Yes, I listen to that voice as much as possible. I call it intuition and think of it as my connection to the source energy that created us all. It never steers me wrong. But it often speaks to me in a whisper or a thought that is so quick that it’s easy to blow off. However, I have learned to totally trust it. I’m even taking a class learning how to connect on a more purposeful level, beginning this week!

    Have I ever blown it off. Yes. How did it end up? Usually not well.

    • I agree; I have learned, over the years, to never ignore it. Sometimes it comes as a whisper, other times as a nudge, other times, quite literally, as a rap on the noggin!

      What a cool class, I would enjoy taking one as well
      MJ

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