December 6, 2011

earth shattering, life or death kind of questions

Earlier this week, I briefly touched on thoughts of a new year. Personally, this has been one of our most difficult and while I will count our blessing (of which there are many), I'm ready to wrap things up and start fresh. How about you?


With that in mind, for the next few weeks I'd like to bring back Wednesday's Earth Shattering, Life or Death Kind of Questions. Can't think of a better time to ask ourselves questions which can help to point our minds in the right direction. Let's start with...

...that little voice. You know the one I'm talking about. It's in your head. Some say it's your conscience. Others suggest that it's God or a guiding spirit - whether good or bad. I've always thought it's my gut speaking. My gut feeling has rarely failed, even if I don't like what it's telling me.

What has the little voice inside your head been saying lately?

I would love to hear your answer. But, even if you don't want to leave it in a comment, think about it. That little voice is pretty darned smart.


  1. My wonderful mother passed away in June. It's been a bit tough without her--actually really tough. She was a woman full of compassion, and always smiling and cheering people up.

    When I feel myself thinking bad thoughts about another person I hear this voice that says 'that's not what mom would do'.

  2. My voice is saying, "quit, jump out of the full time fast lane, you know you wanna....but something cool could be right around the corner, or not, but I'm not telling you...yet." What do I do? write, create, tune out to podcasts while I commute, dash around like a crazy person while being pulled in different directions, keep myself believing that the right path is OUT THERE and will be visible SOON, and then have a drink of wine :-)

  3. That little voice has been chatting away in my head for months now telling me to get a different job, make more of an effort online, and start working out more, and 'when are we going to move?' Among the hundreds of other things. If I didn't know better I'd say its schizophrenia.

  4. My voice..
    Tells me I've studied and put my career on hold for years and now it's time to spread my wings and fly.
    Of course now I'm older, (hopefully wiser) and more cautious so I am scared to death. My dream is now a reality and I'm terrified of failing; of doing something wrong; of causing harm or sorrow. Being the hands that guide a new life into this world is both the most awesome honor and the most terrifying at the same time. Maybe my little voice needs a glass of wine.

  5. It told me to calm down more often. It is hard to hear that and to follow that great advice though...

  6. My voice - telling me to have the courage to push the beading business forward, to put myself out there, to really take the time to enjoy my "hobby" and, most important, to take the time and BE with my family. Kids growing up, moving on, that window closes a bit every day and I want to be PRESENT. :)

  7. I want to answer, too!

    My voice is telling me that in order for my arm to truly heal, I have to stop what I'm doing for an extended period of time. There. I said it. Will I listen? Doubtful - but I can remain hopeful. :)

  8. My little voice tells me all the time to slow down, don't sweat the small stuff...and it's all small stuff.

  9. this has been one of my pivotal life years as well - huge changes with silver linings but wrought with fear/courage and pain as well... my little voice is telling me that i need to find someone to help me move through it - that it is necessary to find someone to be vulnerable and open with...

  10. My "gut" keeps telling me to be more grateful for what I have, everyday, and to share what I can.

  11. This has been a very difficult year over our way too - in way too many ways! So I'm going to listen to my inner voice this year, and it's saying,

    "This year is a year of adjustment, with lots of 'new' to get used to, but it is YOUR year! So listen to me, and when I tell you to move and do it, do it already, damn it!" ;)

    Can you tell I don't listen to that voice enough? LOL

  12. As I mentioned in one of my last comments, I am very ready to start fresh for the new year, too. My voice has been telling me to keep expanding what I do with my business and to keep exploring new opportunities in Milwaukee.

  13. I've been slowly making some major life changes the past year and a half, whether I like it or not. We lost our house, I lost my job due to my MS getting 'worse', and out of all that, we started renting, and my husband became a new beekeeper and I started to work on jewelry and photography full time. The results are still revealing themselves, and life is simpler, but much more colourful. The little voice has now said, 'why not move out of the mountains where there are more opportunities for change and direction?' That's a hard one, because living in the country has healed so much of me (I was born in D.C., lived in NYC, Paris, San Francisco and Avignon before settling in the country). Maybe it IS time to bring this heavenly peace with me into new avenues.

  14. My little voice keeps telling me to breathe. Just. Breathe. To try and remember that every day is a gift.

  15. My inner voice is telling me to really work to discover what it is I'm good at and enjoy doing. And then to focus on THAT rather than being a "jack of all trades and a master of none."


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