Shhhh…..Quiet your mind. Can you hear it? No? Youre not being quiet enough….
When is the last time you quieted your mind? What did you think about? The grocery shopping, what you were going to watch on television that night, who you had to call or speak to….That chatter – that’s your life’s distractions. What did you do after you were quiet? continue on with your day, follow-up with those thoughts or did you go quiet again and wait to hear the true message? I think I can take a fairly large guess as to what the answer will be.
It is scary to think that if we truly quiet our minds some revelations may pour forth. Some revelations that may make us question what we are actually doing with our life or our time.
Over the weekend I attended the Nuffnang Blogopolis Conference. It was a love-in session of bloggers who focus their blogs on a range or different areas and expertise.
I loved meeting all of the fabulous tweeps who i interact with on twitter who also have blogs. So many beautiful people – honestly I did not encounter one person who I felt negative energy from.
There was plenty of content, many interesting view points and some fabulous speakers. What did I gain from the day in relation to my blog? Plenty. (There was more to the day that I gained that didn’t even connect to blogs but that’s another post)
The whole day re-affirmed what I truly believe about my blog. It is my space, my place. A place and space I feel is sacred. That I am conscious of the content being presented and that I am mindful of the topics, posts and information. and that it is all presented with the utmost integrity, honesty and passion. And most importantly, in my own voice.
The speakers confirmed my instinct of following your own path or as Christie from Childhood 101 revealed as her mantra and which resonated with many in the room on the day “blog your own race”. She is listening to that whisper.
Each and every blog is the authors space to follow their path. They sit at their computers and become a vessel for the words to fill the page. At times they may be more conscious and clear of those words filling the page, at other times, the words appear and they may wonder where on earth they have been retrieved from…but that is probably one of those times that the whisper is being heard and acted upon consciously or sub consciously.
If you break it down how often are you listening to that voice that is whispering to you? The one that has the highest intention, is void of ego and outcomes. That same voice that suggests something and truly makes your heart sing.
This voice is the one you doubt; but the idea, image or thought keeps popping back in your mind. This voice is the one that invokes a type of fear in your being – not because it is threatening or negative but that it involves revealing your true self, putting that self on the line or most concerning for many: it involves CHANGE.
Shhhhhh….Stop. Are you listening? No quieter…..let the mundane pass through your thought field. Listen again……What is the voice saying. It’s only a whisper but can become a roar. Why wait?
**There are so many bloggers I respect and admire for following their path. I don’t want to include people and accidentally miss others therefore I am not listing them. Please forgive me.