A Simple Knowing

Every now and then we feel a nudge – a gut feeling so strong that ignoring it isn’t an option.

My gut, or what I call my spirit man, has been trying to get my attention lately. It possesses a wisdom that is rooted in what I’ve done; what I’m doing and what I’m about to do.

Refusing to go unnoticed, my gut is poking at my consciousness with unflinching bravery. After all, the truth can be hard to hear sometimes.

I think we as people are wired with a truth detector more accurate than any man-made instrument. Even though we don’t always abide by the truth, we certainly know the truth when we hear it.

Recently, I’ve been more focused on the future than on the present: Should I stay or should I go; how can I find more ways to reduce my monthly expenses so my eventual retirement is more comfortable; what will adult daughters do; will they be ok; has any of them found the one?

Knowing these answers, I thought, would reveal the truth for me and the truth would lead me to peace of mind.

But my gut kept getting louder. It finally got my attention with the not-so-subtle nudges that have resulted in my anxiety spiking; fighting restless nights and seeing only problems, not solutions.

These nudges were telling me that I had lost sight of knowing what is true for me.
So, I surrender. . .
I surrender to what is good for me.
I surrender to knowing what is true for me
The wisdom of my spirit tells me that what is true for me is taking the time to soak in the joy of every moment; to nourish my body with the right food and to refrain from the things that bring it down.

My spirit tells me to look for what’s good in a sometimes ugly world; to see the positive in every situation and to never turn away from my faith. My wisdom, my spirit (gut), tells me to keep HOPE alive even in the middle of the storm.

Only through knowing what is true for me can I witness the present and future coming together to create a beautiful life that is waiting today – and tomorrow.

Sometimes the simple path to knowing what is true begins by finding the courage to listen to your gut and the truth it holds.

Thanks to the nudges and my gut’s constant chatter, I’m learning that what’s true for me isn’t found by planning so carefully; it’s found by living so richly.

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