The subconscious. Inner promptings. The Holy Spirit. Women's intuition. Gut feelings. The little voice inside my head. Whatever you believe it is or whatever you choose to call it, consider how well you listen and how well you act on what you hear.
"Do you listen?"
Everyone is busy, or at least they feel busy. There is very little quiet space in our lives and in our minds. I have seen in my own life the difficulty of being ok in the quiet spaces. Those spaces can be filled with many things like playing out scenarios in my mind, movies, TV shows, social media, or You Tube videos. All of this "noise" keeps me from truly listening to any instincts or prompts that might be happening. It is important to silence the chatter long enough to listen for that still, small voice.
Listening and hearing what we ought or ought not to do is just one part of the equation.
"Do you act upon what you hear?"
All of us, if we are honest, can think of a time when we did not follow the voice inside that said to do or not do something.
Have you ever felt like you should send a card to someone but didn't do it? Have you ever thought you ought to approach "that person" about business, but you were too afraid? Have you ever thought the words "I love you" or considered a loving touch, but did not verbalize or take action?
What opportunities, feelings, or relationships have we missed out on because we were unwilling to respond when that little voice spoke?
There is so much good to be done and love to be spread in this world if we would only listen and then act on what we hear.
STOP! Silence the chatter. Ask yourself,
Is there an action that I should take right now?
Is there a word I ought to speak to the person next to me?
Is there something I could do right now to make a difference in someone's day?
Listen. Act. And then share what difference that small deed or word made in your day.
(I’m Traci, the "Be Extraordinary!" blogger. I share insights that challenge and encourage moms to be the best version of themselves. To me, that’s an extraordinary life! Click HERE to receive blog updates and a free newsletter.)