How to Get the Best Answer for You

Has this ever happened to you?  You find yourself in an uncomfortable situation and you are desperate for a solution.  You begin talking to the people you trust in hopes of finding the answer that will solve your problem.  Over the next couple of days you share your story often.  But you never quite get to a solution you’re comfortable with.  Then, after you’ve tied a knot at the end of your rope and deployed the death grip, the simplest answer presents itself.  It’s the smallest of whispers but it packs an Ali sized right hook.  It’s clear as day and it fits you perfect.

Listening to your inner voice will do more to change your life than anything from outside of you.

Using someone else’s answer is sort of like borrowing a tuxedo for a wedding.  It will get you through the day, but it won’t ever fit you like a tailor made Brioni.  I believe it is through our inner voice that the Divine speaks to us most clear.

Deep down you know what to do to improve your business.  You already know what habits you need to change to grow to be the person you want to be.  You already know the steps you need to take to repair that relationship that you care about so much about.  You already know what you must do to find the motivation to care for your body and raise your energy levels.

There are plenty of reasons why we have a hard time finding our own answers.  Emotions like fear, anger and desperation fire from our limbic system, obstructing our perspective like a morning drive through the Appalachia’s.  The number of thoughts that shoot across the bow of your mind during these times are too many to number.  Even after narrowing down the options it seems the voices in your head go back and forth.  They take turns arguing for both sides  of each potential action.  Which do you pick?

The answers to your larger problems will never come from your head.  Those nuggets of gold come from your heart.  Getting still and centering yourself, so you can listen to your truth speak, can provide you with all the profound insight you’ll ever need.

What is it that centers you?  Is it a walk in nature?  A great workout?  Meditation?  Prayer? 

You will only get centered when you get out of your head and into your heart. 

I’ve found the easiest way to enter my heart is through my body.  I engage in some sort of physical activity for 5 to 25 minutes and then I get still.  I practice deep breathing and I go through a process of releasing all my thoughts until I’m quiet on the inside.  Then I just sit and wait.  I’m not searching for an answer.  I’m actively letting the answer come up from within me. 

It all sounds ethereal, I know.  But it works every time.

What can you do to get centered and hear your voice today?  Odds are your answers have been chasing you for awhile now and they’ve been waiting for you to stop and hear their whisper.

“Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.” – Mahatma Ghandi

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – Steve Jobs

“Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places.” – A.R. Rahman