I was perusing through Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book “Wherever I Go, There I Am” and got to thinking. My next thought was, if I don’t know where I’m going, how am I ever going to get there? I don’t know about you, but it was many years before I learned how to observe myself and be mindful of what was happening to me. Before that, I wasn’t really aware of my natural internal compass or GPS that always guides me back “on course” if I just trust it – and that is my Inner Truth, not the "rules" that were set out for me by others. Think of a plane that is setting course for a flight from New York to LA – the course is programmed into the computer, but along the way the pilot makes adjustments according to wind and weather, air traffic etc. This is a metaphor for life – making adjustments according to outside factors that effect and often change or upset our plans. We often allow ourselves to get buffeted about by those outside forces, feel out of control and forget to gently steer ourselves back on course. But we have to know what “on course” feels like in order to come back to it. “Course” to me has become that place of knowing, of being at one with myself, of congruence and alignment between what I say, think, feel and do – that place of Truth deep within. Practice helps us to know it.
It’s so much easier to correct your course if you know where you’re going, and to do that, you have to be aware of your own GPS, or Truth, that is known only to you. What I Know to Be True will help you become familiar with your destination and will act as your own personal GPS to navigate the outside weather and correct your course again. It will teach you the awareness you need to know your Truth, trust your Truth, and live by it.
~ Caroline ~