Thursday, December 17, 2009


Sometimes in life all we're really looking for is a little clarity. Clarity can be a difficult thing to find especially with the fast paced life that most of us lead. For me, Clarity only comes with deep reflection. What I mean by this is taking time to slow down & get in touch with your deepest self, your soul or the person you are truly meant to be. The challenge with clarity is removing the EGO from the equation. Since most of us want the "quick" answer to everything that comes into our life. Our first reaction, in most cases is to react from a place of the EGO. I wrote a great blog on the EGO 4 or 5 months ago, you should check it out if you haven't.

The EGO always wants the quickest & easiest answer it can get. It looks for the path of least resistance & the most EGO satisfying thing it can find. The problem with acting from the EGO is that it can never be satisfied. It always wants more, almost as soon as it gets the last thing...."Wow, that was great but now if I have "xyz" for sure I feel better".

So for true clarity we need to try and get past the EGO. We need to get in touch with who we truly are & what our true life's purpose is. This isn't easy to do, I still struggle with understanding how what I feel my life's purpose is fits into my everyday life. It's ok to struggle with this, but to move past the struggle is to bring some peace to your mind. Try & quiet your thoughts & just feel, feel from deep down inside. For me when I do this an answer will suddenly appear in my head. Most of the times it's not something you thought of before (I do this exercise most days to come up with a topic for the blog). If this answer doesn't bring you true clarity to the situation, what I do is set an intention for clarity.

Through the setting of this intention I open myself up for help from God/universe. How does this help come? There's no standard way, for me it's about paying attention to the things that appear in my life. The more attention you can give to the small things in your life the easier it is to pickup on the help that God/universe sends.

What do I mean by this? When I pay attention to the small things in my life I tend to see a certain pattern that suddenly emerges in everything. Many times for me it's several people from different parts of life saying the same thing or it's the same words or messages over the radio or on signs that become more clear. Through this attention to the detail of small things we can often find the clarity we are looking for.

Take time when you need clarity. Slow down & reflect. Set your intention for clarity & observe what comes into your life. Through these practices you will find the clarity you are looking for & lead a more joyful life!

I hope you all have a great weekend. Remember I love to hear from you & if you have topics you'd like for me to write about leave them in the comments below.

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Quote of the day:"Slow down & reflect when you need more clarity in your life. By taking time reflect to reflect clarity will come."


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Christopher Harding said...

Wonderful post! Like all of us, I run into the ego in everyone I meet (and of course bring mine to the party as well). I learned from a wonderful master something that's so aligned with what you're saying here. The ego, he said, is very useful if it is kept within it's proper bounds -- helping to distinguish this from that, recognizing true danger, and letting us know when it is safe to rest, sleep, and digest. These are very practical functions that the ego was designed for. Our problem, he explained, is that we have often let the ego loose into areas of our life that it has no talent and therefore no skill. It's like turning your dog loose to run your household, he said. That's been a wonderful guideline for me... love the ego, thank it for what it's good at, and don't ask or let it rule the house -- that's a job for our heart, in soulful connection with our whole mind.

Love and Light to you,

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Christopher, I appreciate the comment. I've never heard it put that way but it does make sense to me. When I've written on some of the other topics (like being judgemental) I've mentioned that we're not tlaking about situations where we're in danger. Everything is apart of us & all of the emotions/states of mind have their place in our life. But for living everyday we need to be as connected as we can to our soul/true self to live a joyful life.


Canyn said...

I really love this post! Thanks for revealing how you find clarity. It is so cool to hear about experiences that other people have. I have things happen that I read as signs, too. I never thought about the ego as being the roadblock to seeing those signs. I have noticed that when I'm feeling open to anything, that's when the signs come. I guess that means I've let go of ego when that happens? Thanks for the post. Enlightening as always!

Timberwolf123 said...

Thanks Canyn, I appreciate your comments as always. I think the EGO is a very difficult thing for all of us to deal with because we all want to be stroked & feel wanted & needed but unfortunately it precludes us from seeing the truth & it can never be satisfied for long. Our connection to our true self/soul is the only true guiding light we have & when we are connected things will unfold in our lives just as they should. In fact when there are troubles in your life one of the 1st things to look at is what's blocking you from your true self...most of the time it's the EGO.



Karen said...

I feel you speak and write truly from the heart. Will there be a book one day maybe?

Timberwolf123 said...

Thank you for your kind comments Karen. My hope would be that I'll be able to write a book one day but I have no idea how to go about making that happen....stay tuned though...who knows.