Guidance We Can Trust

SONY DSCLet yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.  It will not lead you astray.

Rumi

Life is all about choices.  From the time we wake up each morning until the moment we fall asleep, we are making choices.  And so it goes, with each passing day of our lives.

Those days then turn into weeks, months, and years; and our choices begin to add up.  We see the circumstances of our lives altering with each new conviction; and we hope always to be wise in our choices.  Sometimes, we find that the “right” choice is clear.  But, at others, all we know to do is bow our heads and pray that we will be given the wisdom and the strength we need to make the right decision.

When we are willing to listen and wait patiently, we are always given the guidance we need.

It is not always easy, however, to distinguish between the guidance we are receiving and the inner dialogue that so often runs amuck in our minds.  The more self-aware and mindful we become, the more we realize the distinction.

In my experience, however, we can never truly go wrong with any choice . . . when we listen to what our heart tells us, and then make the choice from a place of love.

In our hearts, we know what is most important to us.  We know what we love and what we fear.  We know love is creative; and fear is destructive.  And, when we listen to love, we receive all of the guidance we need to make the choice that’s right for us.  At the end of the day, that is what really matters — the choice that is right for us.

Important decisions cannot always be made quickly; and we will be wiser decision makers when we remember as much.  

Although it seems otherwise, at times, there is rarely a situation when an important decision must be made instantly.  When we allow ourselves enough time for prayer, meditation, and contemplation, we enable ourselves to make decisions that we can trust.

Things might not always turn out exactly the way we expected, even when we follow the guidance we receive; but, in the long run, nothing that comes from a place of love is wasted.  Authentic happiness has an element of longevity to it that is not always immediately apparent in “results.”  We tend to forget this truth sometimes, but God doesn’t.

When we listen to love and trust in guidance, there is no “wrong” answer.

© 02/21/2013

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  1. I love this gentle reminder that we need to listen to our hearts, listen to our souls. But most of all listen to God.

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  2. Amen. Have a Wonderful Day, Beautiful Soul!
    Love & Light, S

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  3. Beautiful post Sloan! So true, that sometimes the ‘right’ choice seems immediately clear, and other times it is slowly revealed. So grateful for gentle practices like meditation to allow for quiet contemplation. Blessings, Cathie

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  4. Absolutely! Have a Fabulous Weekend!
    Love & Light, S

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  5. I love the line, “nothing that comes from a place of love is wasted.” Very powerful. Thanks for this.

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    • Thank you, Steve! I appreciate your stopping by, reading, and commenting. Hope to see you back soon! Love & Light, S

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  6. Beautiful. Thanks so much for writing this!

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  7. Reblogged this on rionrustle.

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