It’s a question that may plague you while you’re at work, relaxing on the weekend or tossing and turning in bed at night. It’s a question difficult to avoid and one that often emerges unexpected. It could be a strong, decisive feeling that something’s not right or a subtle knowing that questions your present course.
But how do you know for sure?
If we pay attention to the subtle shifts in feeling, the waves of uncertainty, the undeniable pit in one’s stomach, the unspoken voice that says, “something’s not right,” the answers will reveal themselves.
On Oprah’s Next Chapter with Gloria Steinem, Ms. Winfrey says:
“There is an internal GPS emotional system that all of us have when you’re connected to that it’s very hard to make mistakes. You make mistakes when you live outside yourself. You make mistakes when you are doing things other people want you to do. You make mistakes when you’re trying to please other people. But when you get still and know the consciousness of your own self, it’s very difficult to make a mistake.” – Oprah Winfrey
I’m reminded of the Autopia Ride in Disneyland. When we’re on the right track, everything feels effortless, easy, and there is a flow to every decision you make. When we veer too much off course, like that car ride in Tomorrowland, we’re jerked back until we regain our center.
If you’re not sure if you’re on the right path, take a breather this weekend. Instead of doing more research online, creating an even longer pros and cons list and asking friends and family what you should do next, stop, listen to your inner voice and tune into yourself.
Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer who specializes in psychology and self-help articles. She has a MA in Counseling Psychology and writes for several publications and websites. You can get more information about her here. She also blogs about inspiration, writing inspiration and psychology.