Have you ever felt a nudge, that little voice inside that encourages you to make a certain choice or go in a certain direction in your life? Well, over the years I have learned to deeply listen and trust the quiet directives I receive. It is through those instincts or intuitions that I feel drawn to share the inner lessons that I've gathered along the way in this unexpected journey of mine. So in the days ahead I will be opening up all the little and big, difficult and easy, long-term and short-term learnings that have come my way during my 61 years on this earth.
It's during my quiet times that I now connect with these invitations. But you should know that this level of trust did not come easily for me. I ignored the little voice for many years because I was too busy living the perfect life. I was so entangled with busyness that I didn't have the time, energy, or space to fit meditation into my schedule.Looking back, I think of those times as the yoo-hoo moments that I totally ignored. I didn't RSVP to any of the invitations I was receiving to enter into the silence. It wasn't until June 2001, when I heard the words, "You have an 11 centimeter tumor in your abdomen," that now was the time to begin paying attention.