Those Inner Nudgings

In my About page, I noted that spirituality was an important part of my life, although I wasn’t going to talk about God much here. I feel that is a personal thing, and each person can decide what God is or isn’t, or what spirituality does or doesn’t mean for them. My view is all-inclusive, and I don’t want to alienate or exclude anyone, especially my dear readers.

That said, something crossed my path this morning that I wanted to share . . .

I read the Daily Word most mornings. It’s a little daily devotional book (that you can also access for free online). Although it is Christian-based and ends with a scripture, it really is about broad spiritual principles that we can all take to heart, regardless of our religious affiliation or lack thereof.

In this Choosing The Better Life blog, I have referred to “inner nudgings” – simply my label for the quiet guidance we all have inside, regardless of what we call it, or what we consider its source. Those inner nudgings are very important to me because – when I listen to them – they have helped guide me toward decisions and actions that have brought so much good and joy to my life. And when I have ignored them, I have paid dearly. I also have found that, for me, those inner nudgings start out quietly. However, if it is about something significant and I continue to question my “gut instinct” or attempt to downplay, suppress, explain away or otherwise ignore the subtle prompts from inside, those little nudgings eventually turn into something external and equivalent to a baseball bat knocking me upside the head! So, now I prefer to pay attention while they are still quiet little nudgings. 🙂

Anyway, I opened my Daily Word today and saw such a perfect description of this that I thought I would share it with you:

Saturday, March 24, 2012


The spirit of God within me lovingly navigates my way.

A Global Positioning System (GPS) in one’s car shows the way to new places, while a friendly, automated voice gives turn-by-turn instructions on how to get to a specific destination.

Similarly, we have an internal GPS which we can activate anytime to steer us on our spiritual journey. My internal guidance arises through intuitive prompts, gut instinct and an inner knowing that guides me where I need to be. The voice that speaks to me is the still small voice within, which helps me navigate through any challenges. I listen for Spirit’s cues when I am quiet and still, and I confidently follow the prompts to my highest good.

And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”–Isaiah 30:21

It doesn’t matter if you call it God or not. Just sift through the noise and clutter to find that little voice inside, then listen to your inner nudgings!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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