22-254 Compass

Today’s Mandala

“Let your heart be your compass,
your mind your map,
your soul your guide
and you will never get lost.”

— Ritu Ghatourey

“On the ocean of life
let your mind be the ship
and your heart be the compass.”

— James David Manning

“Your inner knowing
is your only true compass.”

— Joy Page

Today’s MotD reminds us to make use of our Inner Compass, our Inner Knowing, our Intuition. Our challenge becomes learning how to trust it. Like anything, it takes practice and awareness.

With so many options, directions, and doors, it can be daunting to figure out what we want, what we want to do, and where we want to go. Too often we rely _only_ on our brain (fear, limiting beliefs, self-doubt, etc)) to make these kinds of decisions at the cost of our True North (intuition, gut feelings, heart, etc). We work best when we incorporate all of it.

From LonerWolf.com we can learn how to trust our intuition in nine main ways (the article goes into more detail on each of these):

  1. Silence your mind
  2. Ask yourself, “How do I feel about this decision?”
  3. Focus on the sensations in your body
  4. Explore whether fear is fueling you
  5. Formulate your conclusion, and live both scenarios
  6. Don’t allow pressure to bias you
  7. Ask for guidance
  8. Develop more self-awareness
  9. Clear your third eye chakra

We would also add: When deciding between two options, be open to a third option that offers a whole different perspective.

Do you know
where you’re going to?
Do you like the things
that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?

Do you get
what you’re hoping for?
When you look behind you,
there’s no open doors
What are you hoping for? 
Do you know?

— Gerry Goffin / Michael Masser


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this and a “shimmer” view:

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