The other day I drove by one of those speed radar’s in my neighborhood that captures how fast you are going. As I came closer to the radar it started flashing because I was going too fast, so I applied the brakes to slow down. I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of internal radar that flashed when we found ourselves going too fast through life?”
The truth is, our days can be full of tasks and challenges that can bring on stress. When we feel like we will never get everything accomplished on our “to do” list, is exactly when we need to pay attention to that internal radar and apply the brakes. We need to realize and discover the value of SOUL LISTENING!
Soul listening is looking inside to see what mind-set we have in the moment and evaluating whether or not we want to change it. It is a time to re-charge our batteries and rest.
During soul listening we can ask ourselves these questions:
-How can I slow down and simplify?
-How can I bring silence into my life?
-How can I live in the moment?
-How can I approach life differently?
These are powerful questions to ask and while doing so you may discover a few things.
First, the value of being grateful in all things! When you focus on the blessings of life it does something remarkable for your soul. It lifts you up out of your circumstances and elevates you to a place where you can look at your life with clear vision and focus. It gives you a unique perspective and drives you to move forward.
Second, be honest about your life and circumstances. It’s valuable to discover how you are contributing in a positive or negative way to your environment.
Last, the benefit of living fully in the moment. To enjoy life for what it is today without thinking about the worries of tomorrow. When you do this, you can come to a place of true soul listening. You will be living a life that is simplified and free of stress while experiencing the joy of savoring the moment.
So when will you apply the brakes and make time for SOUL LISTENING?