Not so...I notice my attention being drawn back to the radio nob again and again. Maybe I should use the GPS, then I will have some company.
But after a while, I started to settle. I was in no hurry. So what if I got a little lost. I started to notice so many more details with out the distraction of those things I usually have on in the background when I am driving.
A sign in a small town painted on the side of a barn read "The grass is greener here".
How interesting I think. I notice all the small abandoned homes covered in moss, crumbling steps and all. I wonder why are there so many? I am tempted to stop my car and look around. What has become of the inhabitants that once lived here?
I notice that I do not trust my instincts. Maybe I will just look at the map on my phone and see where I am and how much longer until I get there. Where am I headed? Not trusting I will find the way without outside help.
WOW what a realization! Not trusting that I will find the way without outside help.
As I write that sentence I am drawn to the fact that I might do this in real life more often than I care to admit. Doubting my inner GPS in favor of a shinier, more technologically advanced version.
Perhaps yours, but definitely my inner intuition gets fuzzy, staticy at times just like a radio station might get between towns.
How do we tune in? How do we start to believe that the static that comes across our radio waves, our inner GPS, will disapate? So that we will hear the music of our own lives coming in loud and clear?
I am a work in progress. Constantly noticing things about myself. Trying desparately to trust the inner guidance system within me even when the signal is fuzzy.
The silence might be tough, but it is so necessary. When I take it in, experience it, and live it for a little while, the signal within gets stronger. It's like a new cell phone tower was placed close by to make the communication stronger, clearer, and louder without the static.
Find you quite place...maybe you have no choice but to change your routine to get it. Maybe you need to get out of town like I did. Maybe you can drive without the radio or GPS.
We all need that quiet time no matter how tough it is or how scary it is to you. It's time to forget the fancy gadgets, and what everyone else thinks and says we should do.
Tune into silence, connect to your inner guidance system. You might be surprised at what comes through!
Do you take time for silence now? Why or Why Not? If not, what is holding you back? Please share a comment below, like this blog, or share on FB, so we can all learn from each other.