More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity” — Francois Gautier
What kind of clarity do you have in your life? Can you clearly visualize where you are in your life, and where you want to be?
We live in a world surrounded by “noise”. Noise from television, work, radio, PDA’s, cell phones, Ipods, parenting, socializing, etc. The list goes on and on. And it can begin to consume all our waking hours. And sometimes are non-waking hours as well. With all these conveniences we have in our life, we can easily find ourselves going through life in cruise control. And suddenly, we ask ourselves, where has our life gone.
This is the very reason we need clarity in our lives. This is where I believe we need to step away from some of the noise in our lives, and take time to reflect. Reflect on what we want from life, reflect on our dreams (sometime long forgotten), reflect on our innermost desires, reflect on what makes our heart sing, … Taking the time to do this will lead us (sometime quickly, sometimes slowly) to the life we desire.
Doing this task is important, but not urgent. That’s why we leave it on the back burner. And all of a sudden, ten years/twenty years/or more have passed. It must become a regular habit. And to make it a regular habit, we must do this activity without all the “noise” we are surrounded by. This quiet time can come in many different forms. Meditation when you wake up in the morning. A walk around the neighborhood (without your MP3 player). A hike in the woods. A bike ride. Fishing at the lake. Wherever you can find the time to quiet your life and listen to what your soul has to say. Today for me, that was a bike ride. Later this week it may be a hike in the woods. For some, setting a routine can be good (meditation every other morning). For others, a more fluid schedule may work (a hike this week, no television after 9PM next week). The key is that you find something that works for you. Something that you enjoy doing. And then make it a habit.
What you will find is that over time, your life goals and desires will become more clear. You will begin to see clarity in your life, and this will help in leading you in the direction you desire your life to go.
Begin now, this week. Don’t wait — you may never start. Half the battle is just starting. So, “Just Do It”. And see what amazing things begin happening in your life!