Ego or Inner Guidance… how to tell the difference
This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.
I’ve heard you teach a lot about the power of following your true desire in life. And on the surface it seems VERY simple. But I’m finding that I’m not sure if I’m following a true desire or if I’m following my ego out of fear.
How do I know if I’m making decisions based on my desire or inner guidance?
Thanks so much!!
I love this question! Thanks!
Let me start by stating the truth: we all have an internal guidance system, just like every other form of life on the planet. And you have the ability to grow into the very biggest and best person that you can become.
Most people don’t recognize their internal desire or guidance system because they’ve never been taught to listen to it. They’ve been taught to follow the beliefs and values that were handed down to them prior to the age of 7.
So let me try to make this as simple as possible.
1) Desire is going to be clear.
It's not going to tell you what not to do. It will only tell you what TO DO. It's going to give you some direction as to what to do, but it won’t give you any more information until you make the decision to do what it's telling you to do. Most people get stuck here…they want to see the “whole plan.” And that’s just not how it works.
2) Desire is going to be persistent.
You will think about it all the time. It will always be rolling around in the back of your mind. The reason that it doesn't go away is because it's part of your purpose or is your purpose. It's part of your life purpose as to who you are, what you're supposed to do and the people that you're supposed to help in this world.
3) You will feel your desire internally.
You most often feel it in your heart and it will feel like you're being pulled towards something.
4) You will not feel fulfilled until you’re on the right path.
Nothing that you will do will fulfill the thirst of your desire other than the thing that it's actually telling you to do. Remember, it doesn't go away because it is your purpose (or part of your purpose).
It's really important to know that because I made the same mistake. I would go off and just do different things and try different things, but it wasn't the thing that my desire was telling me to do, and it never felt fulfilling. Sure, sometimes there was some joy and sometimes there was some fun, but I never, at the end of the day, really felt fulfilled.
The only thing that ever really fulfilled me was when I actually made a decision and stepped into that desire, which had really been guiding me my whole life and I didn't know it.
If you want to learn more about how to recognize your desire or inner guidance, check out an entire podcast episode I dedicated to this question. You can access it here.
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