When you live a simple, unfolding life, you don’t think much about the future. You let it evolve, show up, become. So all you can really do, when making a choice, is to do what’s best for you right now, in this moment. Don’t make choices based on a future that hasn’t yet emerged.
Trust the Great Mystery
When an unexpected opportunity shows up, take a close look at it. It may be the Universe showing you an option that you’ve not yet considered. You don’t have to take it, but it would be wise to explore it. It may show up again as a similar choice and you will have thought about it and understood your response to it.
It’s our human mind that makes us think there’s a plan that we must follow. But all that exists is this moment, this moment in which we must choose and take the next step. It’s an opportunity to simply let life unfold.
You can’t choose for the future
It often seems there are choices upon choices. They fill our lives. Even if we have a plan, we’ll undoubtedly end up someplace else.
The wise step is to choose consciously in the moment. How does this choice reward you now? What can you learn from it? What new detours can you make?
When you look at each moment, each choice, as an adventure, life gets very exciting.
Where are you headed?
As a person who lets her life unfold, I only have a fundamental understanding of where I’m headed. I know it’s focused on personal spiritual exploration but I don’t know anything more specific about it than that. I’ve been on this exploration all of my life.
Make certain your small choices are aligned
I constantly make choices to learn something new. But even when it’s to learn something technical, the result is to be able to share what I discover on a new platform.
It’s great to go exploring, to see what some new format or tool can do to further your general direction. But do work toward defining your general purpose and keep heading in that direction.
Increasing your skill expands your options.
What’s your overarching purpose?
I’ve been on some sort of spiritual exploration all my life. Sometimes I invested years exploring a certain spiritual approach. That’s how deeply I went exploring. Fourteen years getting a diverse holistic training in New York City, including Reiki Master Teacher Fourth Degree and a yoga teachers training, five focused years becoming a licensed practitioner in the Center for Spiritual Living, a deep five-year (or more) dive into Taoism, and now an ongoing purposeful exploration of Shamanism.
They are all related. The path is all spiritual exploration, the choices were simply in-depth explorations into a philosophy that called to me.
What is your over-arching purpose?
Identify and follow your core calling
My goal was never to become a writer – but I am one. My goal was never to become a teacher – but I am one. My goal has always been my need to know and understand, for myself. But I have a powerful urge to share what I figure out.
Know your underlying calling and align your choices with that.
You can learn from everything
Even if you feel you’ve gone astray, you’re learning. You’re learning what you do not like, what does not suit you, what you are not called to do. That’s a helpful exploration.
You can even learn when you seem to be blocked. You learn patience. You learn inward contemplation to search for what you need to change within you so that you can move forward.
Check in with yourself
Do the inner work necessary to keep yourself on track. Notice where you are. Feel what is aligned and do more of that. Release the rest. Explore and see what feels aligned. Choose what does. Let your inner voice guide you and trust that it helps you make choices that are aligned with your future service
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