Quote When you know who you are;
when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will;
no cold can touch your heart;
no deluge can dampen your purpose.
You know that you are alive.
For most of us, our early education and training centred on looking outside ourselves for answers to our questions.
The dictionary definition of intuition is “quick and ready insight;” and “the act or process of coming to direct knowledge without reasoning or inferring.” It is derived from the Latin word “intueri” which means “to see within.” It is a way of knowing, of sensing the truth without explanations. Someone my not consider themselves to be particularly spiritual or metaphysically adept yet may be quite good at following their intuition.
Your intuition can communicate with you in several ways. You may get a message from within as a vision or visual image while you are meditating or dreaming. It can come in a flash out the blue, or may be a long, unfolding image like a movie.
Your intuition may speak to you as a hunch, a thought, or a voice actually telling you “yes”, “no”, “go for it”, or “don’t do it “. It may come as one word, a short phrase, or a complete lecture.
You may also receive a message from your intuition through your physical senses. If the message is one of watch out or be careful, you may experience it as a chill, butterflies in your stomach, a sense of restlessness, maybe even a sour taste in your mouth. A positive “yes” message might come in the form of warmth, a feeling of relief or a letting go of tension.
Sometimes, it’s just a sense of knowing. You often hear people say, ” I don’t know how I knew, I just knew” or “I knew in my heart” ?
An indicator that the message is truly from your intuition is that it will often be accompanied by a sense of great clarity, a feeling of rightness about the answer. Another indicator that the message you’re receiving is a correct one is an accompanying feeling of passion and excitement.If you’re considering a plan of action and it leaves you feeling drained or bored, that’s a clear message saying “Don’t go there!”. On the other hand, if you feel energised and enthusiastic, your intuition is telling you to go ahead.
Make Time To Listen
It’s important to make time to listen to your intuition. Your most valuable intuitive wisdom comes when you’re relaxed and open to receiving it.
It may come through formal meditation – or through the many informal types of meditation we engage in every day, such as walking in a park, sitting under a tree, listening to music, watching the clouds float by, staring at the stars, performing exercise, listening to birdsong or watching a child play.
Your intuition can provide you with the answers to anything that you need to know. You just have to ask it !
Ask questions that begin with “Should I….. ?”, and “How can I …. ?” and “What can I do … ?”. You can ask your intuition such questions as :
“Should I take this job ?”
“What do I need to do achieve my goal ?”
“Should I marry this person ?”
“What can I do to help my children ?”
How can I solve this problem ?”
Pay attention to the answers you receive and act on the information as quickly as possible.
When you act on the information you receive, you’ll find that you get more and more messages form your intuition. After a while, you will be living in the flow and it will seem easy and effortless as the wisdom comes to you and you simply act on it. As you learn to trust your intuition more, it will become more automatic.
Experts agree that your intuition works better when you trust it. The more you demonstrate faith in your intuition, the more you’ll see the results of it in your life.
Social entrepreneurs have existed throughout history. St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order, would qualify as a social entrepreneur — having built multiple organizations that advanced pattern changes in his “field.” Similarly, Florence Nightingale created the first professional school for nurses and established standards for hygiene and hospital care that have shaped norms worldwide. What is different today is that social entrepreneurship is developing into a mainstream vocation. –David Bornstein
Inspiration of the Day:
In the ’60s, perhaps the most remarkable change agents were the civil rights workers and antiwar protesters. Today the most remarkable young people are the social entrepreneurs, those who see a problem in society and roll up their sleeves to address it in new ways. Take Andrew Klaber, a 26-year-old playing hooky from Harvard Business School, who is an example of the social entrepreneur. He spent the summer after his sophomore year in college in Thailand and was aghast to see teenage girls being forced into prostitution after their parents had died of AIDS. So he started Orphans Against AIDS, which pays school-related expenses for hundreds of children who have been orphaned or otherwise affected by AIDS in poor countries. This NY Times article reflects on the growing numbers of young people finding creating ways to serve the world. [ more ]
Be The Change:
Try applying “social entrepreneurship” to a problem you are aware of, no matter how small or large, transformative or minor.