Using Your Homing Instinct
By Steve Goodier
Did you know that the Arctic Tern, that lives about seven degrees
south of the North Pole, leaves its home every year and flies all the
way to Antarctica and back -- some 23,000 miles in all.
I wonder WHY the bird does that.. Is it looking for a better place to
live? Surely it must pass a LOT of good real estate between its home
seven degrees south of the North Pole and Antarctica! Can't it find
something suitable? Is Antarctica really that much better? Or, if it's
getting a little warm, why doesn't the bird just fly up to the North
But that's not the point. The point is that the bird returns home --
home to its special place near the North Pole. It flies all that
distance and returns to just the same spot it once left. I can hardly
drive across town without getting lost -- how does it do it? Twenty
three thousand miles! But somehow, the Arctic Tern possesses the
ability to fly halfway around the globe and return home every year.
You know that the salmon leaves her little mountain stream as a
fingerling and swims, perhaps hundreds of miles, to the ocean where
she lives. Then, when it's time to lay eggs, she swims back to her
place of birth. She somehow finds just the right river, and all of the
correct tributaries and streams and creeks until she arrives home.
It's the trip of a lifetime -- one she may not survive. But she
presses on, somehow knowing just the right paths to take along the
Like the arctic tern, the salmon possesses a built-in ability to find
her way home.
So it is with humans. Not in a physical sense, for many of us can't
get anywhere without a map. But we have a built-in ability to
successfully navigate the twists and turns of life.
We may pay a lot of money for counseling, but, as a good counselor
knows, it's not advice most of us need. So a skilled therapist will
help us to find the way ourselves.
When you feel lost and confused about a path you should take or a
decision to be made those answers you need you usually possess -- deep
inside. Learn to be still and listen, trust your natural guidance
system, and you can most often can find your way home again.
Are you using your homing instinct?
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