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“Should I stay or should I go?” (02.11.21)

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“Should I stay or should I go?” asked The Clash back in 1982.

It’s a question many people ask themselves at some point during their journey through this mortal life we all share. The question can be asked in many aspects of our lives, personal, professional and even spiritual.

In terms of our professional lives, many of us have reached the point where regardless of what we do for a living, its cost-benefit ratio is called into question. Once our work starts to feel like a chore, our enthusiasm for it wains and it becomes more difficult.

Work days begin to feel longer and we begin to dread our next ‘shift’. We consider how long we can continue with this ‘chore’ and wonder about alternative options.

In our personal lives, we focus on our relationships and connections with others. Our links to and with friends and relatives come under review. Sometimes, despite our best efforts and without any prior warning, a relationship or connection is no longer working for us. We wonder how long we can continue with this ‘link’ and wonder what we can do about it.

All this ‘wondering’ can send our thinking into overdrive. Our minds increasingly race away with a myriad of thoughts about what is happening and how things might pan out for us. Like a hamster on its wheel, we run faster and faster to get away from our current situation or line of thinking.

Soon we realise though that no matter how hard we run or how fast our ‘hamster wheel’ spins, we make no progress. If we’re lucky, the answer will dawn upon us that we need to stop our wheel and get off.

In doing that, we give ourselves the time and space we need to reconnect with our true selves. That part of us that some call their “inner voice”, some call “instinct”, some “gut feeling” or “intuition”. However we name it, it is that part of each of us which connects us all to each other as we walk this mortal pathway.

That part of us also connects us to that which some call ‘Great Spirit’ or ‘Universal Mind’ or “God”.

And it is that part of us that will guide and keep us right 99+% of the time. If we allow ourselves to listen, it will tell us when we are in the right place or heading in the right direction for us. When we should “stay”.

It will also guide us away from people and situations that aren’t in our best interests. That feeling of “I’m not sure about this” or “I don’t know if this is for me” is the Universe telling us to “go”.

So what is your “inner voice”/ “instinct”/ “gut feeling”/ “intuition” telling you?
Should you stay, or should you go?