15-03-2020 12:00

Listen to the whisper

Do you know that little voice in your head? Or maybe it is not a voice but a vibration or a sensation? That which is hidden deep within yourself. What you notice when you are about to do something you don't really feel comfortable with? That tickling feeling when you do something that makes you completely happy?


You've probably experienced it before. Something is top of mind and suddenly it seems as if the universe bends to your needs. You have a desire to have children and suddenly you see cute babies, pregnant women everywhere. Or you want to go travelling to Australia. Suddenly you come across people who have been there, articles about the Great Barrier Reef, Australian shampoo at the drugstore. Or you realise that you want to start for yourself as an entrepreneur, being independent. Suddenly you see all kinds of posts on social media about starting as an entrepreneur, empty office spaces and people you meet suddenly seem to need what you want to put on the market .. You are not consciously looking for it, it comes as seemingly coincidental on your path. The message that was a sweet and soft whisper is now almost forced upon you.

Compare it to the feeling when you are in love. The person in question continuously invokes your thoughts without you asking for it. Scott Peck explained this in a fantastic way in his legendary book 'The Road Less Traveled: "Falling in love is not an act of will. It's not a conscious choice. The experience may capture us at times when we are definitely not seeking it, when it is inconvenient and undesirable. We can choose how to respond to the experience of falling in love but we cannot choose the experience itself ".

You don't always have to follow your intuition, but looking at it and considering it can enrich your life.

It can be the same with the whisper. You may not have asked for it at all. You merely want to make a wise decision about your future / your work / your relationship / your life. But that annoying whisper doesn't stop! It is as Jaworski says in his book Synchronicity: "The moment I tied the knot, it was as if I had no free choice. It was not so much a decision as to what I 'was supposed to do' - I simply could not do otherwise".

Do you need to do something with this whisper now? Doesn't it just go away at some point? Probably. The question is whether you want to do something with it. You don't always have to follow your intuition, but looking at it and considering it can enrich your life. Give space. Deviate from what is expected of you and investigate what your heart has to say. Because your heart has no interests, but yours. So listen to the whisper every now and then. Use meditation moments to train yourself in this. Because listening is a skill that can be learned. Also listening to yourself!