Do the Next Indicated Thing

Have you ever felt challenged by major life decisions and every time you attempt to make the “plan” it feels forced and throws you into a negative state instead of the  joy-filled place where your best creations come from?

This month I have gotten myself bunched up several times as I face some big choices about where I want to live next and in what direction I want to take my coaching programs.  It feels I have a hundred options and every time I go to “plan” for it, somethings shifts and changes.

It’s times like these that you simply need to “do the next indicated thing…”    And this week I’ve had two wonderful things to do.

#1 I wrote an article for Village Empowerment about my journey to Malawi in 2009.

You can read that here and if you are inspired, please join the Village Empowerment community, a place where I will be contributing in 2011:

#2 I am hosting the amazing and wonderful Soul Artist, Laura Hollick this Monday at the Soul-filled Cafe.

I love Laura!  This is your chance to chat and receive personal guidance from a creative entrepreneur who is making her mark on 2011 with her popular Soul Art TV series and brand new Soul Art Certification Program.  The topic is: “Uncover your Iconic Trait and Unleash a Creative Spiritual Revolution in Your Life and Business.”

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Though your ego would love to know the Big Picture and what lies ahead, the future will forever be a mysterious “out there,” unpredictable, and untouchable phenomenon. You only ever have right now.  Eckhart Tolle, the master of NOW, writes in “The New Earth”:

The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness. The present moment is always small in the sense that it is always simple, but concealed within it lies the greatest power.

It’s painstakingly simple:  just do the next indicated step, enjoy the present moment, have faith and trust that your internal compass knows where to take you. But I know that these simple truths fly out the window during those dark moments of the soul when you question yourself, fret about tomorrow, or worry that you are off course.

[The last two paragraphs are excerpted from a longer article I wrote, "Confused About Your Purpose?  Success in the Step by Step Journey")

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