Today’s been a wonderful day all around. What really sticks out to me is a higher than average dose of insightfulness. There have been many times in which I’ve listened at the right time to the right thing and made a connection I would have otherwise missed. In talking with others I put full effort on listening and picked up wildly excellent ideas which will and already have pointed me in the right direction. When being intentional with the audio inputs I’ve been rewarded with still more thought provoking insights.
Early in the morning I listened to a podcast that helped me prevent a potential strategy which would have most likely failed. Instead it shifted my perspective and helped me chart a new course. While the entire podcast was fantastic there was one specific line which would have been easy to miss. That one line made a huge difference today.
On the drive home I listened to a different podcast, one Becky recommended. As I listened and thoroughly enjoyed it I was reminded of how grateful I am for the joy my faith provides. I had an excellent conversation with someone about faith last week and it helped me think more on the why behind my faith. Today it was so readily clear. In learning more about it I live into a better version of me. In practicing it I become a better me. In focusing on it my life is more joyful. Whether my beliefs are right or wrong, that is not the point. The point is that my faith is helping me lead a better, more complete, and more joyful life as I live.
Last, there was another podcast I listened to after taking some quiet time to think on my book. They talked about journaling and how it helps us take an “internal voyage,” to learn more about ourselves. I’m beyond grateful for stumbling onto this therapy, this daily focus on capturing and processing my thoughts. Throughout my blogs I find I am continuing to learn more about myself, to dig deeper into what really provides me joy, and how I can work to close the gap between who I am and who I am called to be. Taking this daily voyage into myself has been amongst the best investments in time I’ve ever made in my life.
So there it is – a very insightful day. So many better ideas and thoughts when I pause to intentionally focus on the right things, when I focus on listening to others, and when I take time to reflect.