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									Trusting Your Inner Guidance

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Summary:
When we begin to feel lost or confused about various aspects of our
lives, our first instinct is to search for direction. We feel sure that
the answers we need are out there somewhere, and finding them will help
us to know the right way to turn.

While seeking advice and guidance from others can be helpful at times, it
is not always the best way to help ourselves. Rather than relying on
someone else to tell us our truth, we can instead choose to look within
and find the ans...


Keywords:
self help,self improvement,decision making,intuition,inner guidance,inner
wisdom


Article Body:
When we begin to feel lost or confused about various aspects of our
lives, our first instinct is to search for direction. We feel sure that
the answers we need are out there somewhere, and finding them will help
us to know the right way to turn.

While seeking advice and guidance from others can be helpful at times, it
is not always the best way to help ourselves. Rather than relying on
someone else to tell us our truth, we can instead choose to look within
and find the answers inside ourselves. Each of us has been given the gift
of an inner advisor that will never steer us wrong.

This inner advisor is not pushy, however. He or she will not speak up
unless we ask for help. When we finally open our hearts and minds to hear
what our inner advisor has to say, the wisdom will begin to flow freely
and our lives will begin to change for the better.

So, how do we tap this wealth of wisdom? Is there a request form we need
to fill out somewhere? No, it's even easier than that, thank goodness.
Following are tips to help you connect with your inner guidance and use
it to create your best life:

1) Create a Harmonious Forum - our inner guidance flourishes in peaceful,
quiet surroundings. If you've got a lot of noise and chaos around you,
you won't be able to tap in and hear the wisdom waiting for you. Try to
find a quiet place that you can relax in. You can also surround yourself
with beauty by bringing in some fresh flowers, scented candles or
incense, or even some soothing artwork. Whatever will help put you in a
calm, peaceful mood.
2) Turn Within - if you're not a regular meditator, this can be tricky at
first. You might wonder what the heck you're supposed to be turning
"toward," or focusing on. The answer is simple: nothing. Focus on
nothing. Simply close your eyes and turn your attention inward, to the
silence within you. Random thoughts will probably keep popping in, but
gently push them back out and return your attention to the silence.

3) Listen for Wisdom - if you've got a specific situation you're
struggling with, this would be a good time to think about it. Try to do
so without judgment, and without trying to come to any conclusions. Just
ponder the issue and practice acceptance for what it is at this moment.
Then ask yourself, "What would be the best course of action for me at
this time?" Consider the possibilities before you, and think about how
each one makes you feel. Most often, you will notice a difference between
something that feels right, and something that feels wrong.

4) Let the Solution Materialize - if you don't recieve any insights
initially, put the issue aside for awhile. By going through this process,
you've already tapped into your inner guidance and asked for help. Even
if the answer doesn't appear immediately, it will eventually. And in my
experience, it doesn't take long! Just make an effort to stay open to the
answer when it arrives. It will usually arrive in a flash of inspiration
or insight that makes you say, "Ah ha!" Or perhaps it will be more along
the lines of a subtle gut feeling, where you just know that one
particular course of action "feels" right.

5) Act from the Heart - once you know what you need to do, act with
confidence. Don't let worries or fears hold you back. Believe that your
inner guidance knows what's best for you, and move forward with courage.
Remember that there are truly no right or wrong paths in life, only
experiences that we can learn from. By at least examining your options
and considering which path is right for you at this time, you are making
a wiser decision than you would otherwise.

At all times, strive to be your own master. There is nothing wrong with
seeking knowledge and insight from others, but you aren't bound to
mindlessly follow where they lead, either. You have the ability to find
your own way and decide what's best for you. In your quest for knowledge,
you will come across information that feels right to you, and information
that doesn't seem to make sense. Use discernment and understand that
there are many truths. You just have to find yours.

								
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