It is unwise to sail to sea without a navigation system. Likewise, navigating the intricacies and challenges of life also needs special guidance. For your soul wisdom grows from your consecration.
My consecration is to release any thought that closes my heart even in the slightest and to always begin my life right where I am. It is to refuse to allow fear or suffering, even physical pain, to make me self-involved.
Consecration is the pole star by which you invent yourself as a spiritually oriented conscious person. But how do you know or discover your consecration? Ask yourself: What is it that brings tears of recognition: tears of joy, compassion, forgiveness, or inspiration?
Is it hearing Martin Luther King’s dream of brotherhood? Is it witnessing a person rise above their circumstances and demonstrate courage, wisdom, and love? Or is it seeing someone selflessly risk their lives to assist another? Do you cry in romantic films when love eventually triumphs?
Who do you deeply admire? Is it a technology pioneer like Steve Jobs? Is it Nelson Mandela who after 27 years of imprisonment by a brutal government led a new government in a policy of reconciliation instead of retribution?
The people who you most want to emulate, the things that move your heart, this is your soul telling you what is sacred to you. When you choose to embody these qualities to the best of your ability, you have found your consecration. Now you have your pole star to guide you through the darkness, to lead you to become someone who perhaps you never imagined you could be….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.
Richard is the Maestro of Deep Work and the international best selling author of Inside-Out Healing and Mandala of Being.