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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Shut Up and Listen!


IMAGINE

Imagine everyone else is enlightened except you.  

When you do things from your soul, you have: 
  • No ego;
  • No point to prove;
  • No pride or image to protect.


You are open, trusting, interested and engaged in life and seeking to learn from all the enlightened people around you. Imagine how that would feel...like a river moving in you.


A WISE MAN ONCE SAID NOTHING

Now imagine how it feels when you're led by pride. Feeling stuck and perhaps defeated by circumstances, pride leads you to 'protect your fragile ego by going underground to work things out while rejecting all offers to help. The ego tells you to maintain a good face and hold on to presenting a good image even as panic and anxiety builds inside. 

If we spend too much time locked up in our heads--going it alone--faulty thinking sets in and life comes to a frustrating standstill. 

Behind our eyes the fear, anger and frustration simmer as we view our lives from the vantage of the ego, instead of the soul. We 'yes, but' and pooh-pooh other's suggestions with impatience and contempt further locking us in a standoff with our best selves and assuring we remain stuck in a downward spiral. 

How do we reverse this to pick ourselves up and elevate ourselves to work from the level of our soul? Sometimes we just need to shut up and listen...as if everyone else was enlightened but us. 

As the saying goes, 'A wise man once said nothing.....'



SOUL SEARCHING

WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO WITH YOUR LIFE?

  • What are you struggling with at the moment? 
  • What issue or problem are you trying to solve? 
  • Where would you like to shoot your life forward?  
  • Where have you been resisting help?



OPEN

Run a short experiment: Choose one or more people who have your best interest at heart to actively seek advice from. Listen to their advice without blocking what they say. 

Listen as if you are about to hear the one idea that will change your life. 

Suspend judgment by writing down their advice while asking clarifying questions and saying Thank You after each suggestion. 

Seek to act on the most enlightening suggestion. Ask yourself what the most enlightening suggestion is you will--without judgment or resistance--take action on.
Pledge to apply one piece of advice.


CHOOSE TO DO THINGS FROM YOUR SOUL

I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body

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2 comments:

Madeline Vance said...

What a great advice! always stay open to advice,can literally save your soul! love you.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Love you Madeline. Keep listening as if you are about to gain the secret to opening up your life~and take action.