Do you ever experience life ‘turning on a dime’? You are just going along minding your own business, when out of the blue something unexpected happens and you are left thinking. “Well, I so wasn’t expecting that.”
The unexpected event can be seen as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ depending on our perspective but always there will be the chance to ask ourselves ‘what is the purpose of this event?’ and ‘how do we want to respond to it?’ Because we always do have the choice of how we respond even if it seems that we have a pre-programmed reaction and we can’t help it.
Victor E. Frankl, an Austrian psychologist 1905 – 1997, said:
‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’
How do we know when our response to an unexpected occurrence is a true response that comes from being in alignment with our integrity or whether that response needs to be looked at and changed? We know by the sense of peace we experience when we stand back and observe that response.
If we are aligned with our purpose, then the sense of peace we experience when moving forward in life is such a beautiful experience that we cannot deny that we are on track. And sometimes that track might not be what we envisioned ourselves doing. In fact, we might think we need our heads read by what is developing but if we are connected with our deepest self and experiencing peace, then we are more than likely moving forward in a way that is for our highest good – and the highest good for everyone involved.
A Course In Miracles says that sometimes our guidance can seem embarrassing which is why we don’t act on it. We can be so consumed with looking good to others and seeking outside approval or we fear being questioned by others, or they might think of us as being really dumb, that we back off and possibly miss the opportunity of developing something really beautiful and satisfying in our lives. That opportunity could be more closely aligned with our purpose than we ever thought possible but our fear stops us acting on our guidance.
We need to develop a greater trust in how we interpret guidance and becoming still and focusing on our heart centre to see how much peace we are feeling is a great place to start. Kinesiology is another good way of seeing if we are on track with what is good for us. This Youtube video is a great place to see how Kinesiology is done https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcXpDnTmEjo
As you develop a stronger willingness to move ahead in your life in ways that are unexpected and challenging but feel somehow right, you will discover that things will fall into place effortlessly – the ducks will just line up in a row without your trying. Take the risk … go with the unexpected, check your guidance and experience a life that is more wonderful than you ever thought possible.
Love and blessings,
Hi, I'm Anna Bradbury and I'm an experienced Life Coach and member of ICF (International Coach Federation). I love helping people and couples realise their goals and dreams. With your hard work and focus, my guidance, and proven Life Coaching techniques, you can achieve all you desire.