Sharon Valentine Houston, Texas, United States
Chapter 14 – The Sixth Sense
Imagine you’re at a big party. Standing by the dessert table you’re surrounded by dozens of people milling around, talking, eating, laughing and having a great time. You look around enjoying the upbeat mood, yet you don’t quite fit in. There’s a lot of hype, politicking and chatter, but nothing of importance is being discussed – just idle conversation. Then you think you faintly hear someone calling your name. You scan the room. Nothing catches your attention, so you go back to admiring the many fancy pastries on the table. Then again – your name… Squinting your eyes to look a little harder, you don’t notice anything.
The noise in the room has reached a point where you’re uncomfortable, and you find the French doors leading out to the garden with a babbling fountain. Ah, peace and quiet. Your ringing ears finally get a break! Then you hear your name again, this time loud and clear. It’s your friend who you haven’t seen in years! “Hey,” he says. “I was calling you, but you never came over!”
The big party is the distraction of life. Work, chores, media, friends and family giving you their opinion. There’s so much noise you can’t hear yourself think. Michael and Napoleon Hill tell us that to hear our inner voice, the connection to the Infinite Intelligence, we need to slow down that chatter, to get rid of the noise. Using meditation and self-talk, step out to the garden and hear those inspirations that are giving us wisdom. It’s there. Look for it.