Clarity is essential. Without it, we stumble about instead of choosing our path.
I'm sometimes surprised how often people aren't able to articulate what's important to them, what they want or need or what their current goals and aspirations are. It's as if they're simply reacting or responding to life, never deliberating guiding or influencing its trajectory. They drift as opposed to creating.
When you clarify priorities, goals or even preferences, you take the helm. As you deliberately choose a path and commit to it, the more you spend time sensing and seeing it, the more you tend to act on the impulses that could bring that path to life. You know what you want to create or accomplish in life and you proceed.
It's pretty obvious to understand the directive power of clarity in a person who, after she clarifies her goals, works steadily towards achieving them. She decides what she wants, makes a step by step plan, and one by one accomplishes each task. She addresses obstacles that arise and steadily moves towards the vision that was clearly articulated. Without a map and a plan, it's hard to reach your destination.
However, what we tend to overlook and underestimate is the importance of articulating to ourselves our values and priorities, our needs and our desires. When we do this, we create a internal compass and by following it, we empower ourselves in crafting a life that will actually suit us.
It's quite straightforward really. If you clearly outline to yourself your values and your priorities, then that internal guidebook will inform your decision making. You'll hear a voice from within when you're deviating from your values and then you can choose whether to follow its promptings or override and disregard it. The more frequently you heed its call, the more powerful your inner sense of integrity becomes. You move in alignment with your true north.
Powerfully held inner clarity also shines outward, like a beacon within a lighthouse as it steadfastly influences the unfolding of events within its proximity. Clearly held convictions, deeply desired aspirations emanate from within. It's as if we become a radio station, broadcasting melodies or messages for those around us to hear.
For example, if kindness is an intrinsic value, you will practice it steadily. Those around you will notice the actions by which you visibly demonstrate that value. Taking it a step further, when a value or conviction has thoroughly penetrated our consciousness, people around us begin to perceive that mindset, that inner attunement even when we are not revealing it through our behavior. They will then respond accordingly.
Think back to moments when you could sense someone was trustworthy. You instinctively felt you could confide in him, knowing he would hold a safe space as you spoke and would be honorable and not gossip about what you had revealed.
When I work with clients, clarity is primary. Through the initial Clarity Session, I strive to help the person get back in touch with themselves as unique individual, unlike any other being in the world. We see what they are like, what brings them joy, what challenges them and where strengths lie. People need to be seen clearly, acknowledged for who they are. When that happens, joy flushes up from within, and they feel empowered to move out into life "as themselves!"
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