I was listening to Caroline Myss this morning on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday. What struck me was her description of being on or off our path. She insists that ever single person is here for a purpose but when we feel off our path (and suffering with that feeling) that we are not actually off the path, but rather we're managing poorly. I'm pondering this as I always thought of it as on or off the path. Her concept resonates as truer than mine.
"Managing" our own journey means we must make the decisions that are right for us. Of course it's fine to solicit support, read, study and listen, but ultimately, our choices are ours and the sooner we own that, the sooner we'll feel confident about the trajectory of our path - and listen to our intuitive voice. This can be tricky without practice, because the Ego's voice is noisy!
Slow down your thoughts to tap into your intuition. (This will speed up with practice) Reflect on choices and own them.
When we suffer, it is a clear message that we are trying to force ourselves on a path that is not ours. If Myss is correct, we won't actually get to that other path, but merely slow the progress of our own. Is our path always there? I'm thinking "yes", but we must travel it, live on it, not just wish and dream about it.
HINT OF THE DAY:
One of the most seductive thought patterns is "that shouldn't have happened to me." The problem isn't the thought entering our consciousness, the destruction begins when we believe it!
Myss: "Who should that have happened to instead of you?"
Is our path something to search for? Let's consider for one whole week that we're already on it and all decisions, both small and large matter to the quality of that journey. Don't seek out, seek in. See how that works and let me know.