Tuesday, May 14, 2013

365 Inspirations—134: The VOICE Within

"Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail."—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Can you hear it?

 Do you pay attention to that little voice inside you, or do you quickly dismiss it and follow along with what is comfortable and known?

Recently that voice within me is becoming louder and louder and ever more distinct. The more I follow its guidance, the more I'm led to exactly where I'm supposed to be.

It isn't always easy. Sometimes I have to let go of things and move away from people, organizations, habits, routines, schedules, places, home, familiarity and even comfort.

Following your inner voice can be scary. It can be downright terrifying!

But what is the alternative?

To do something that no longer makes you happy? To live a life that no longer fits you?

I'm listening to that voice within. It's leading me to places I never thought I'd go. I trust that voice. I am willing to go through the uneasiness and even the suffering to live the life I am meant to live.

Today I honor that voice that is distinctly my own. It is my inspiration this evening.

Do you trust and follow the voice within you?


  1. I do most of the time...but not as often as I'd like :)

    1. Hi Keith,

      I know, it's not easy sometimes! I'm trying to move into trusting and following my voice within 100%.

  2. I try to listen to my inner voice, but sometimes I'm not sure what it's saying.

    1. Perhaps you don't need to know exactly what it is saying. I think sometimes our inner guidance doesn't make any sense at first because we are used to thinking in a different way. If you just clear a space to let your inner promptings be there, eventually I think you will see a clearer picture. Like anything, it takes time, patience and attention. Sometimes I see an image or a picture or have a dream that reoccurs. In the past, I used to dismiss these, but now I'm letting them be there and even taking steps towards those things. I don't see the clear picture yet, but by honoring those small tugs from within, I believe I will.

  3. Thanks for your daily posts, Katherine! I don't always feel I can post my own every day, but it's nice to get a daily dose of inspiration from someone ACTUALLY LIVING her dream. :)

    1. Hi Amanda...sounds like things are really changing for you in an exciting way....sounds like you are listening to your inner voice from what I've read on your wonderful blog! Exciting!