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What Is Your Life Telling You Right Now

What is your life telling you right now?

That’s a question I’m directing to myself.

I realize that Life is telling me what I need just now.

If I listen carefully, I hear : Paint. Walk. Connect. Write. Stay real.

How do I hear these words? They come to me through my husband, through things I read, from the ‘voice of my body’ telling me what it needs.

Do I always respond to what Life tells me? Sadly, no.

But I do listen. I do try. And I remind myself today that all I need right now, is what my life is telling me I need.

But sometimes I’ll fight it real hard.

Sometimes I’ll say, ‘If I am to achieve this, I need ………..  And until I am able to get that, I’ll wait.’

It might be something as simple as a notebook, but I’ll use it as an excuse.

This makes me remember the movie, Karate Kid. If you’ve watched it, you might recall Daniel trying desperately to understand Miyagi’s secret. The conversation in one scene went like this:

Daniel: Hey, what kind of belt do you have?
Miyagi: Canvas. JC Penney, $3.98; You like?
Daniel: No, I meant…
Miyagi: In Okinawa, belt mean no need rope to hold up pants.
Miyagi: Daniel-san, [he taps his head] Karate here. [He taps his heart] Karate here.
[Points to his belt] Karate never here. Understand?

Ah yes, if my head and heart decide something, nothing should stop me, right?

If I want to stay real, I need to make sure that my head and heart are listening.

Listening to what Life is saying.

Listening to my body.



Being real.

Being me.

“Whatever you have forgotten, you can remember. Whatever you have buried you can unearth. If you are willing to look deep into your own nature, if you are willing to peel away the layers of not-self you have adopted in making your way through the tribulations of life, you will find that your true self is not as far removed as you think.”
~ Meredith Jordan

What is your life telling you right now?



We come to the end of this week of the September Blogging Challenge. Have a good weekend.


  1. Jane Gramlich Jane Gramlich September 22, 2015

    My Life right now is telling me to go ahead and act on inspiration, no matter how or where it comes from. Holding on to it for “later” is really just saying no to my own deepest desires.

  2. Rena McDaniel Rena McDaniel September 21, 2015

    I need to learn to stop and listen more. Making myself slow down to try to capture more focus. Most of the time it feels like life speeds by at sonic speeds while I flutter around trying to make sense out of something that is no longer relevant.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 21, 2015

      Ah I know that feeling, Rena. But you have so many commitments too, not in the least taking care of your Mom.

  3. Pat Pat September 19, 2015

    What a beautiful reminder to be quiet and listen to my soul.

  4. janice Wald janice Wald September 19, 2015

    Can anyone go to your linky party or does it have to be a participant of the Blogging Challenge?

  5. 1010ParkPlace 1010ParkPlace September 19, 2015

    Whenever I feel myself getting tired, or veering off course, I take time to be still and go within. The answers may not come immediately, but they’re there, if you listen. Brenda

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 19, 2015

      Thank you for sharing, Brenda. You’re so right. The answers are there all the time.

  6. Doreen McGettigan Doreen McGettigan September 19, 2015

    Thank you for the reminder to be quiet long enough to hear what my body has to say to me. I try to ignore it and to manipulate outcomes when I know everything will happen exactly the way it is supposed to.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 19, 2015

      Ah you put it so well, Doreen. I am familiar with this – because I do it too!

  7. Kay Lynn Kay Lynn September 19, 2015

    I 100% agree. We just have to silence the noise going on around us and hear it. Thanks for the inspiration to do just that!

  8. Michelle Michelle September 19, 2015

    Whatever you’ve forgotten, you can remember. I love that.

    Right now, my life is telling me that I got up too early.

  9. Cathy Chester Cathy Chester September 19, 2015

    I love this. We have to be open enough to listen to what LIFE is telling us. For me it’s to stop procrastinating and write the book I’ve always wanted to write. Speak and spread my message to others. Pay it forward even more every day. And being kind, compassionate and easy on myself. Thanks for this!

  10. Eli Eli September 19, 2015

    That was a very inspiring read dear Corinne. And to be able to listen to that voice of Life, and separate it from all other voices- trying to tell you what to do… My voice is getting stronger and its telling me to let go of the bad, to write, to walk, to relax… and if feels wonderful and so right to do that:-)

  11. richa singh richa singh September 19, 2015

    Corinne I read the title and I knew I had to read this post… my life right now is telling me to do what pleases me and not others… I think you have given me enough food for thought- a post is in order πŸ˜€

    And karate kid is such a wonderful movie, no? Tells you simple life lessons as simply as one can show… “karate here, karate here, karate never here…” πŸ™‚

  12. Vishal Bheeroo Vishal Bheeroo September 19, 2015

    Something inspiring to read in the morning and help one to cope with the battles of life, bringing optimism. Superb:)

  13. Magical Mystical Mimi Magical Mystical Mimi September 18, 2015

    My life is telling me to connect to my higher being, to crawl into my soul and seek it out, to make peace with myself with who I am, positive and negative. My life is telling me to look up.. Great movie quote Corinne. I love that movie. πŸ™‚

  14. LuAnn Braley LuAnn Braley September 18, 2015

    I need to break through my resistance to writing original works of my own, the same way I broke through the fear of auditioning for plays.

  15. Robyn Robyn September 18, 2015

    I’m an excuses girl. There has to be an order in my mind and I think I lose out on a lot because of that hangup.

  16. CAROL CASSARA CAROL CASSARA September 18, 2015

    It is telling me to enjoy every minute of the privilege of drawing breath on this earth and to make the most of it by contributing!

  17. Mary Hill Mary Hill September 18, 2015

    My life is telling me to celebrate God’s love for me and all. Thanks for this wonderful linkup and all that you do to encourage bloggers all over the world. πŸ˜‰

  18. sacha sacha September 18, 2015

    I feel my life is telling me to connect the dots…. to my purpose in life. It will be clear if I connect the dots of where i been and where I’m going.

  19. Vinitha Vinitha September 18, 2015

    My life told me to write last year, and I am doing that. πŸ™‚

  20. Damaria Senne Damaria Senne September 18, 2015

    My life is telling me that I lost something from my childhood. I’m not sure what it is – Passion for writing? Focus? I still write and I enjoy it, but I no longer do it because I can/want to. It’s a job. I want to recapture the joy I used to have. To write a story because it’s in my head and I just have to get it out.

    My life is also telling me that I have more security than I knew I had. I used to stress too much about other people’s expectations of me. Now when I’m tempted to stress because of various life situations, I remind myself that no one is bleeding to death while I wait; no one will die. So I can afford to pause, take a deep breath, then deal with the situation. It’s liberating.

  21. Beat About the Book Beat About the Book September 18, 2015

    Sometimes life is too busy to allow us to listen to ourselves. The routine chores take up so much of our attention, time and energy that listening is a luxury. I’m somewhere in that zone these days. Need to try to focus.

  22. Leanne Leanne September 18, 2015

    I think it’s so important to listen to our hearts and tune out the world’s noise and demands – then we start to get a glimpse of what is truly important to us.

  23. Mahathi Ramya Mahathi Ramya September 18, 2015

    My life is telling me to enjoy #SeptemberChallenge πŸ™‚ Jokes apart, there are many challenges currently in professional life, so it tells me to stay calm and focused on what i do.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | September 18, 2015

      Thanks for sharing, Mahathi. You do seem calm and focused to me already. πŸ™‚

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