Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Your Inner Guidance System

"Never leave until tomorrow the thing that you are guided to do today."

From Touchstones (Hazelden Meditation Series)quoted on Daily Spiritual Guide

The trick, of course, is discerning what is guidance and what is an escapist impulse in no one's best interests. Often that's pretty obvious. When it's harder (for a lot of folks, I think) is when the impulse is to set aside responsibilities and go play. Most anyone who is conscientious enough to think about such matters is likely to err in the direction of ignoring the voice that says take it easy.

Whatever the decision about a particular impulse on a particular day, it's so important to pay attention to the inner urgings that show up again and again. At the very least, they're important information. And may lead somewhere wonderful.

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Jeff Tompkins said...

Nice blog. I'm always interested in blogs about writing. I found yours by searching for blogs based in Raleigh, which is where I was born and raised. Good stuff.

Peggy Payne said...

Hey, Jeff. I'm glad you found us.

For others: Jeff publishes in Charleston's Free Time and is working on a novel.

I never thought to look for blogs by city. Great idea!

I'm going to look for blogs set in Varanasi, India, the place my novel Sister India is set. That would give me an ongoing day-to-day connection to what's going on there.