Tuesday, 12 February 2013

The outside or the inner voice?

I realized that I had been looking for something for many years now, since I was five. Its a quest which I can openly say today, that that many of the people I meet are on. We are many of us seeking out a truth to the way of living, a purpose it would seem. 

I have always turned to the outside; to ask people about their life and what brought them to the point of today; in the hope that I get a kernel of something. A rare insight into that energy which has propelled them so far. Yet I know on some level, that is often always not so. What you see from the outside is never the entire truth. 

Gunn Haglund a yoga teacher who runs Planet Energize is of the opinion that rather than try to do something about it, you should take a step back, just relax. I played with the words in my head, parking it for the future for just being is not something I do very well.

Then I asked John Purkiss, a mentor and author of Brand You The best-selling guide to building your personal brand a question: how do prevent myself from falling back into old patterns? His answer was that sometimes the best thing to do was not do much. It was time to listen to the inside rather than just follow the outside.

Two very different people -- both with me a similar message. My instinct said they were right. Yet I wondered how to do this. My solution : to carve out a few hours in the daywhen I don't let life admin get in the way. When I shut the window to the outsidecut the worry chords and gave myself permission to just write, to flow with my thoughts and meander

What do you think? The outside or the inner voice?

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