"Be attentive to what is arising within you and place that above everything else . . . What is happening in your most innermost self is worthy of your entire love; somehow you must find a way to work at it." Rainer Maria Rilke
I came upon this quote in my reading yesterday and it reminded me of something I want to remind myself and you my reader about. It is essential that you pay attention to what is going on inside. Why you might ask? Your inner messages of words, images, sensations and intuitions are there to show you who you are and to guide you to your fullest expression.
The poet Rilke says you must love all that is happening within because that inner happening is what matters most to you. The world around you plays a minor role in what is important to you. Your heart, your deeper wisdom is what matters most if you want to create a life that is fulfilling and happy.
If you pay attention to the bombardment of advertising and the general held opinion of others, you would think that happiness and fulfillment comes from outside of you, from the things of the world. That is what advertisers want you to believe. Cars, clothes, shoes, the right home, and a big enough bank account will leave you with things but never fulfillment or happiness.
So slow down, tune in, listen, and appreciate all you are being shown about yourself, about your potential and where you can take your life. These inner messages are a gift that keeps on giving if you pay attention. Remember you are the expert at what you need and want and what will make you happy.
Today make a commitment to honor and respect what goes on in you and soon the love of that wise inner guidance will help you create a life that you will greatly appreciate and enjoy. By the way, the world will be a better place if you are you as fully as you can be.