January 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm #1157
When facing a high-stakes situation, “I don’t know what I should do” can be a desolate space to reside. Where no clear course of action is evident, where every option carries serious implications, where ultimately there is no “right” answer, and where your decision will fundamentally alter the ultimate trajectory of your life experience, how do you decide what to do?
Journaling offers an open space to unpack fears and shed new light on our choices. Journaling can act as a touchstone, reminding us of our true source of strength and reconnecting us with divine wisdom. The resulting clarity reveals the path we must take, and fortifies our commitment to that path even in the face of foreboding ambiguity. From this space, we inexplicably know what it is we have to do, and we discover all the resources we need to do it.
Today while journaling, relax into a space of “not knowing”; notice the stillness that compassionately keeps us afloat even when we struggle; allow divine wisdom to show you your next single step. That’s it!
This week’s journal prompt is:
Week 36: “As I humbly take this single step, I notice . . .”January 10, 2015 at 5:39 pm #1161
As I humbly take this single step, I notice the utter perfection of it all. Even the pain, heartache, and longing all arise in service to the greater good, and lead me more deeply into serenity. If this is the pain I am to bear, than I will bear it with grace: not as a martyr, not out of arrogance, but out of sheer gratitude for this experience of life.
If nothing else, this pain reminds me in no uncertain terms that I am here: that I am alive. There is air in my lungs and blood coursing through my veins: this is no small miracle I assure you! It may not be ideal, but it is perfect nonetheless. Who am I to tamper with perfection?! Oh, the liberation of the faithful cannot be known by those unwilling to humbly embrace the path that is theirs alone to walk.
With bold humility, I defer to divine inner wisdom, for she has never steered me wrong. Only when I have doubted her have I created undue burdens to bear. Only when I have chosen to place a third party’s opinion above hers have I caused knots that must be compassionately unraveled. Not this time. A decision made from the space of sincere humility is inherently just, but one must be very still in order to hear such wisdom.
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