On Wednesdays, I share posts, fables, songs, poems, quotations, TEDx Talks, cartoons, and books that have inspired and motivated me on my writing journey. I hope these posts will give writers, artists, and other creatives a mid-week boost.
In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah Winfrey opens each chapter by sharing key lessons and personal stories. In Chapter 3, she shares the following spiritual principle.
Your life is always speaking to you. It speaks in whispers, guiding you to your next right step. And in many situations, the whisper is also the first warning. It’s a quiet nudge from deep within saying, Hmm, something feels off. A small voice that tells you, This is no longer your place of belonging. It’s the pit in your stomach, or the pause before you speak. It’s the shiver, the goosebumps that raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
Whatever form the whisper takes, it’s not a coincidence. Your life is trying to tell you something.
Heeding these signs can open the doors to your personal evolution, pushing you toward your life’s purpose. Ignoring them–sleepwalking through your life–is an invitation to chaos.
Life is about growth and change, and when you are no longer doing either, you’ve received your first whisper.
Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, and stimulated. Follow your intuition, do what you love, and you will do more than succeed.
You will soar.
Source: The Path Made Clear, pp. 44-45