Do you often second guess yourself or constantly ask if you’re on the right path?
How do you know if whatever you’re doing in life, from the seemingly small things to the larger aspects of it, are right?
What’s the distinction between doing something that is inspired versus doing something that is taking you in the wrong direction?
Well in this post I want to enlighten you with a simple way of knowing how. How do you know if what you’re doing is taking you on the right path?
The first point I want to make is that this only works when you are present in the moment. Leave the land of thinking and bring yourself back into the moment. To do that, click here.
Once you’re more or less living in the moment, having stilled the mind, your awareness is clear and transparent to receive guidance. No longer are you shrouded by thoughts of negativity. The static is silenced.
The importance to why you want to silence the static of the mind is so it’s more open to receive inspiration. When you are lost in what’s happening yesterday and what will have to be done tomorrow, then you’ve lost touch with the ability to feel inspired. Inspiration only arises when you’re in the moment.
The Simple Tell
Everything you do that is inspired will have a higher quality to it. The fact that you want to do it will make it that much higher in quality, rather than doing something because you think you should. So how do you tell if something is done through inspiration? The simple answer is:
Do you feel good whilst doing it?
Is there any sort of positive feeling and energy around whatever your doing? Do you feel excited, at peace, joyful, or even ecstactic whilst doing it?
For me, writing this article there is a slight feeling of excitement. A small tingling sensation in my chest that makes me want to write out this article. I feel like writing this article, and when I woke up this morning the inspiration for this article came to me. I didn’t know what I was going to write, and I still don’t. I just go with the flow of whatever pops into my head, and if it makes me feel good I’ll write it and if I feel bad then it won’t be included.
But to do this, you must be present. Because in the present moment, you allow more and more of your consciousness to come through. The more awareness there is for you right now in life, the more chances of you getting inspired.
Your thoughts aren’t focused in on one particular issue, both positive and negative. Even if you feel good and are day dreaming, you are technically still in your head. You’re not allowing the inspiration to come in because you’ve got something there instead. Remove all thoughts, all blockages of awareness and just let it be.
I want to show you a simple exercise that will slowly build up your ability to receive inspiration. This takes about 5 minutes a day, and after a couple of weeks you will see a DRAMATIC difference in the way you do things.
The exercise is simply going straight to your body whenever you need an inspiration. When you need a question answered, or are simply stuck on what to do next, simply put your awareness to your body.
Start by simply feeling the sensations of your feet. If you’re bare footed, feel the sensation of the floor on your foot. If you’re wearing shoes, feel what the shoes feel like. Are they tight, is it hot in there? Etc. The purpose of this is to bring your consciousness out of thought. That’s all you have to do. It’s simple but not easy at first. Guide your awareness slowly up your body, from the feet all the way to the head.
At first you may not receive much inspiration, and that is because your mind has been very much the centre of attention for a long time. It takes time to break this habit of going straight to your thoughts for answers.
Practice this everyday, for the next week, and you’ll start noticing a difference in the way you approach life, and how you do things.
If you want to share your experiences then please feel free.