I've come to the conclusion its better, (maybe not best), to have a idea of where you are going before setting course. Now before you hale my wisdom and lift me up on your shoulders as some sort of hero, let me tell you, it isn't rocket science. Its just common sense. And, also, it is a lot of listening to that inner voice that knows exactly what it is you want and where you want to go.
So, there. It occurred to me as I was using my smart phone to navigate to a destination I hadn't been before. If I didn't have some sort of idea of where I was headed, GPS would have been absolutely no use to me. And asking Alexa or Siri to tell you, well, that's just silly. They may be filled with banks of knowledge, but they are not equipped. What they do know is how to spell equipped (no t) and occasion, (two c's, one s an no i after the a...I struggle with that each time!).
The bottom line, however, is if you want to set course and make your intention clear, you have to do some long hard thinking, soul-searching, visioning and whatever else it takes. You can, of course, fly by the seat of your pants and see where that lands you. That can be a real adventure, but will it really make your dreams come true?
With all this in mind, I am making it a point to cut the background noise down by turning off the TV or radio or any other streaming device, while pondering. Deep thought requires deep attention. Sitting in silence gives the inner voice a chance to be heard. Just this morning my inner voice said so. And thus I am writing this blog to set my intention to uncover my real intention in what I am going to do.
In the end, it will be whatever I have given my attention to that will manifest in my life as I come to know it. Now let me ponder that a while and get back to you/
The portrait above was in a store window in Venice with a series of similar cat and some dog portraits. I regret I do not know the artist.