closer than your nose*
penny, canon digital rebel xti
Today a friend of mine reminded me to find a space of quiet and listen to my inner guide. I was feeling conflicted about something. She said "you always know what you need and what feels right for you...just find some quiet and listen."
So I found some quiet. Then I listened. Through the tears. When the sobs fell silent and all I could hear was my breathing and I closed my eyes, it felt more clear. Then I knew what I needed to do and I did it and it was the right decision for me. I know this because as soon as I made that choice, my whole day shifted from feeling tied up in knots to feeling a complete peace wash over me.
Now I lay my head down tonight remembering that the answer is always within.
A kind and wise Zen Buddhist Priest friend of mine once told me this funny conversation between Zen folk:
"The answer is as close as your nose"
"Really, is it that far?"