“That inner voice has both gentleness and clarity. So to get to authenticity, you really keep going down to the bone, to the honesty, and the inevitability of something.” ~ Meredith Monk

Have you ever felt the stirring of change in your bones and in your blood? Have you seen it in your friends andcoworkers? That sense of need to shift one’s energies toward something more fulfilling and purposeful?

Although many of us have felt this at one time or another — there are moments when we teeter on the edge of what feels like two opposing forces: our sense of duty and responsibility in contrast to a desire for freedom.

This edge may feel precarious at times; dangerous, and sometimes slippery. It certainly takes a great deal of balance to walk with solid footing. What is it that makes us feel unsteady? What is it that pulls us to one side or the other? How can we know for sure that we are making the right choices? Choices that are aligned to our goals, our purpose?

Questioning is good. It keeps us on track and helps us focus on our goals. When we lose sight of our goals, we forget that our actions have meaning and purpose. We lose clarity. Having clarity and attuning to our goal supports the foundation of our lives. From there, freedom and expansion evolve.

When ww return to our purpose it’s like returning to the beginning — to the very foundation where integrity of action is most visible. Action moves us forward into the future, and it is, at the core, a beginning, which demands clarity.

Gaining clarity can be challenging, to say the least. We all recognize the importance of concentration, and we know that one pointed vision is more likely to succeed than a mind scattered in many directions.

Remember that clarity thrives in simplicity. It is a sadhana, a discipline. It’s the pathway to samadhi, God, and enlightenment. In our day-to-day lives and in our efforts to gain recognition, authority, expertise, etc., we must be disciplined and willing to give effort toward remaining clear. Through focused attention and concentration, we increase our potential for reaching our goals. We gain the ability to determine how our lives will unfold.

Perhaps it is time to see our daily efforts to achieve clarity as a spiritual practice. No matter what we are doing — if it is our chosen path — be focused, be clear and steer in one direction. In doing so, we’ll guide our path with intention toward freedom, action, liberation, and the Divine.

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About The Author

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Elaina is a yogic priestess, mentor and visionary celebrating and exemplifying the value of spiritual life and holistic well being. Her personal mission is to awaken consciousness – igniting a spark of joy in every soul she meets. She teaches and writes regularly on subjects including: astrology, yoga cosmology, and conscious living. She offers one-on-one spiritual guidance and group facilitation.

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