I was driving to visit a friend in Galena a few weekends ago.  As I left the city area I felt at home.  I had an overwhelming feeling of joy at the country and hills.  This is something I know about myself.  I love the country.  I love  the quiet.  I love the openness.  This isn’t new information.  Whenever I am buy an ocean or rolling hills or beautiful views I feel happy.  I would never describe me as a nature person but if I have a choice between city streets and a country road I will virtually always choose the country road.  My inner voice says “yes – you are supposed to be someplace like this.”

So I have to ask myself why am I not listening to that voice.  I think my inner voice is shouting louder now because of my current job.  I spend at least 2-3 hours each day in my car in Chicago traffic.  I HATE IT.  I hate it with a passion.  I believe we are always where we need to be to get where we are going.  I wonder if part of the reason  I am at this job to remind me in BIG BOLD LETTERS that I don’t love the congestion and noise.  Maybe it is being thrown in my face in order to make different choices.

How often do we have an inner voice shouting that we need something that would positively feed our soul.

I wasn’t I listening to that voice. I was getting caught up in all the business and shoulds of my life.  (And if you’ve ever spoken to me you know what I feel about .  They are just made up expectations.)   I can always find a ton of reasons why I can’t possibly do what will feed my soul.  What I must remember is that if my soul is full and joyful – all the shoulds that are important will fall in place.

I decided to actively work toward feeding my soul.  I know it won’t happen overnight but if I can stay determined I can enjoy the journey a bit more.  Are there barriers you are putting up and avoiding feeding your soul.  Knock those barriers down and feed your soul.

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