There are things profoundly greater than success. Depending on one’s definition of ‘success’ it doesn’t always amount to true happiness and fulfillment. But it can. It all depends on how we go about it. We have the power to make our journey to ‘success’ a stressful one or one that is full of butterflies and rainbows. We just have to take a moment to listen, understand and trust ourselves.
I personally like to study inspirational people. People who have dominated their field and continue to accomplish more amazing things. Oprah Winfrey is a household name and one that rings bells of fascination, openness and giving.
Oprah has become a symbol of success. A Sensational self-made billionaire woman with an impressive amount of influence on the world and people she reaches. Her success began at a very young age. Her long remarkable career in media has ultimately transformed her in to the inspirational figure she is today. She has befittingly inspired a phenomenon known as the Oprah effect, which exhibits her ability to positively impact a business or anything for that matter. Oprah has broken barriers for women everywhere.
Oprah’s aura shines through on camera. Her T.V persona is authentic through and through. She has made it clear through her interview’s that she has always followed her intuition, and through that she found her purpose. She was able to use her gift of gab, her talent. To change lives!
She has always done what has felt right for her. She believes this is one major reason she has become so sensational. She found her purpose in life by following her heart and doing what felt right for her at the time. We all have a purpose. Our job is to figure out what that is and then fulfill it. I know, it’s easier said than done.
Knowing what your meant to do is one thing and knowing if you’re going about it in the right way is another. However, there is a really simple way to figure that out. One that will always prevail. I am talking about intuition.
Not magic. Real instinct.
Luckily, we were all born with an instinctual guide. Otherwise known as the emotional GPS, as Oprah might call it. Instinct, sometimes manifest itself as that hunch, that gut feeling, that passion, that worry or that little voice that sometimes saves you from making bad decisions. If you learn how to become Intune with your feelings and learn to read your emotions. You will have a better time understanding what you want and what works for you.
To get in touch with your emotional GPS, all you need to do is listen. You must always listen to seek understanding. Listen to what people say directly to you and to others. Try to seek the source of what they speak. Pay attention to all of your experiences. That’s the universes way of reaching out to you.
“Listening to your life as it whispers to you first, so that it does not have to knock you upside the head with a brick or coming crashing down on you as a brick wall; is one of the greatest principles of life.” – Oprah Winfrey
You should especially be listening to yourself. Listen to how you feel. Is what you’re doing making you feel good or are you feeling bad? If so, what are you going to do about it. Life will reveal ways for you achieve your goals. You just need to be aware, listen and prepare to make the moves that are right for you. Life has a funny way of talking to you. Through people, events, experiences, aha moments and everything else in between. We can optimize our potential by simply paying attention.
It helps to be in the moment when trying to listen to life’s whispers. Practicing things like, meditation, mindfulness and other things that bring you into the now, will allow you to tune out the noise and into your intuition.
Meditation is chockful of emotional and mental benefits. The best part about meditation is that you can do it in any style or form you like and for whatever reason you want. The benefits stay the same. It’s free and you can do it when ever, where ever.
Meditation can be done in a variety of ways; each way will help connect us to our emotional GPS. You might want to go for a long walk, go to the beach and watch the waves or just sit on the couch in silence mindfully drinking tea. Do whatever it is you do with the intention of being mindful and do it alone.
Psychotherapist and author Amy Morin states that spending time alone increases empathy, ignites creativity, increases productivity, strengthens your mind, grants you the opportunity to plan your life and get to know yourself.
Be sure to schedule some ‘Me Time’. The keyword here is schedule. Getting in some ‘Me Time’ should be a priority. Not only will it better our own lives, but it would beneficial to all the people around us. Setting aside some time each and every day for ourselves will initiate significant changes in our lives. Just a little bit of time set aside for ourselves zones us into vibrational space of oneness with ourselves and all things, and oneness will bring harmony in to your life.
Because meditation can be done any and everywhere you should be able to fit in a quick session for yourself each day. Just 20 minutes of silent meditation, or taking that bath, or reading that book will do yourself a whole lot of good.
Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. It can even help fight against addictions and memory loss due to old age. It has been found that meditation can also reduce depression and lengthen your attention span. The amazing benefits of meditation don’t end there. But If I kept going, you might be here all day.
Meditation is like training the mind to focus, observe and redirect the thoughts for the better. This training is relaxing and highly beneficial for the mind. By giving yourself a break and tapping into the present moment you strengthen your ability to absorb positive, thoughts, beliefs and ideas, as well as the ability to disregard the negative and limiting one.
Sometimes we grow deaf to life’s voice. However, meditation will bring you back down to earth. It will help see the connections to you and to that all around you. With consistent meditation practices we will be more than capable of deciphering and being aware of our emotions and intuition.
“the truth is, I have from the very beginning listened to my instinct. All of my best decisions in life have come because I was attuned to what really felt right for me.” – Oprah Winfrey
Oprah seems to have mastered the reading of one’s emotional GPS. One thing she has made clear is that she has always been attuned with not only her emotions but her true self. We can only achieve this type success when we are aware, we are listening, and are able to understand the language of instinct.