If that's the case you will end up being at the effect of a false reality.
As in believing how certain things are true, when they are not, and then basing your responses and reaction on those untruths.
And your actions will then branch you off into paths that make you uneasy because you know, deep down, that you are going at it wrong.
We usually justify this feeling with "well, I don't have any other choice" or "this is how is it" or "what else can I do?"
If we listen to ourselves more than we listen to what others "THINK" we should do, I feel that we would experience more happiness in our lives.
And that's what we are all aiming for in life isn't it?
To experience lasting happiness.
When I say we must "listen to ourselves" in order for us to experience happiness, by taking action and progressive steps forward guided by our inner still, small voice - I am referring to the frequent use of our intuition.
People are learning more and more than intuition is not exclusively possessed by the gentle yet powerful female species of our race, but it is also available to men too.
It is a matter of getting in touch with this inner GPS so that it can be familiar to you, and because of your frequent counsel with your still, small voice within, it will soon become louder than the voices (opinions) of the outer world.
I'm sure you came across a time where you went along with what someone was saying, even though INtuitively you weren't really down with it.
This is your inner self, that has a bird's eye view on your life, trying to communicate to you and with you.
The tricky part comes when you have to distinguish between guidance from your inner self and interference from your ego self.
That is why getting in touch with your Inner Guide should be as important as breathing.
With practice you will KNOW the difference.
Your Guidance Is Internal
Every time you take the action your inner guide sponsors, your TRUST in the process seems to like increase the intensity of its future guidance for you.
The more you use your intuition or gut feeling or hunch or sixth sense, the more it will be available to you.
Matthew 25: 29 ~ For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
You will never "find" LASTING happiness in people or things.
The happiness you seek, like all emotions, is something you BECOME.
And it is when you BECOME HAPPY NOW that your still, small voice is at its loudest.
Your still, small voice is the voice that has the solutions to all problems known and unknown to man.
Matthew 6:33 ~ "But seek ye first the kingdom of God..."
And that "kingdom" is within YOU.
In truth, that kingdom is YOU.
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