We all go through many transitions in our lives, some small, some more profound, and if we take the time to think back to some of the decisions that we made years ago, we may be amazed as to how much even the smallest of them has changed our life’s direction and led us to where we are now. In hindsight, it may surprise us to realize how even the most subtle of changes can alter the path of our lives. We’re all familiar with cause and effect, but we don’t always make the connection as to how our day to day decisions will affect us, or those around us, in the future. The one thing we can all be sure of is that change will continue to occur, whether we want it or not, and that our decisions are a part of our life’s journey, wherever it may lead us. We may all feel that we have free will, but if we look at the larger picture of our lives, we may see that no matter what decisions we made, they were definitely leading us on a very specific path. This type of perception is only possible if we stop fighting our innate intuition and allow our inner spirit to guide us along the path we chose before we were born into our present human incarnation.
Many do not believe in predestination, choosing instead to believe that we make our own choices and live life as we want in each moment. And actually we do have that “free will” to choose what we will do next. But if for a moment we can look past what our minds tell us, and focus on what our inner voice, or true spirit is trying to tell us, we can begin to realize how much more sense it makes to have some sort of plan or path to follow all the while we are making those day to day decisions, so that we can do what we need to do and learn what we need to learn. Once we open ourselves to this larger perspective, we may find that life gets much easier when we stop fighting ourselves and listen to that true inner voice.
Try an experiment. Try to remember the times that you’ve decided not to listen to your first instinct and gone in a different direction and then suffered for it later, realizing that your first thought was the correct one. Then think of all the times that you’ve actually listened to your first instinct and gone with it. What happened? Most likely things worked out much better for you and sometimes for those around you, especially those were directly affected. Once you start to look at things from this perspective, you may be startled to see that there is a pathway of sorts to your life, and the more you see the clearer it becomes that there is a purpose to it.
Instead of fighting yourself, allow your inner voice, your intuition, to lead you on your true path, whatever it is and wherever it takes you. It was never about only the destination but about the journey you take to get there.