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“Human vision cannot pierce the surrounding clouds to see where and how the path lies; human prescience cannot resolve the involved movements of the world, the interlaced mechanism of Providence, to know how one event is fitted to all … ” George Washington Howard

Motivation Mondays: PRESCIENCE

Motivation Mondays: PRESCIENCE

Definition of prescience: foreknowledge of events: divine omniscience, human anticipation of the course of events: foresight. Merriam-Webster
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. J. Donald Walters
You can’t convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it’s based on a deep-seated need to believe. Dr Carl Sagan

How does Prescience operate in your life? What motivates our actions? Why do we choose certain actions/decisions over others? Do we have an intuitive urge that guides us in one direction over another or are all our decisions based on pure logic? I’ve been re-reading some of my books and posts on the subject of intuition and how they have played a role in certain decisions I’ve made. What has struck me even more than the actual intuitive, reflective, or prayerful decisions we all make is that the impact isn’t always what we anticipated or hoped for. Instead, in some of those decisive choices we made based on our sense of prescience, we had important life lessons and even challenges that presented themselves in our lives and we had to learn them. That said, honoring our intuition can save our life. It must not be taken lightly and we can develop it and become keenly attuned to its gifts.

I often ask people who live by five-year plans what helps them determine what steps they plan to take and how they will achieve them. Most say they have an inner knowing that helps them develop a trajectory of their future plans, goals and achievements. Others admit that they pin the horse blindly and hope it sticks. Then, there is that brave group of folks who trust their intuitive voice and live life by being present, engaged and resourceful. All have merit but which do you think has more gravitas? There is no wrong answer. We gravitate to a path that suits our personality and experiences. Yet, our intuitive spirit is alive in all of us and we can learn to harness its gifts so we can become acutely aware of shifts around us. Recently, I’ve been reading Gavin de Becker’s book, The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence, and with the holiday season on our doorsteps, we need to be even more vigilant about our activities and surroundings. This is not intended to scare you but to remind you that prescience is the foresight to make choices that are beneficial to us in so many ways. Be motivated to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and know that you have the intuitive power and skill to act wisely at all times.


Thoughtful for Winter’s future sorrow,
Its gloom and scarcity;
Prescient to-day, of want to-morrow,
Toiled quiet Memory.
‘Tis she that from each transient pleasure
Extracts a lasting good;
‘Tis she that finds, in summer, treasure
To serve for winter’s food.
And when Youth’s summer day is vanished,
And Age brings Winter’s stress,
Her stores, with hoarded sweets replenished,
Life’s evening hours will bless. Charlotte Bronte

READ: The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence by Gavin de Becker
Reflections: On Early Memories & Intuition…
Motivation Mondays: A QUESTION Of BALANCE Save Your Own Life



“Intuition is always right in at least two important ways; It is always in response to something. it always has your best interest at heart.” Gavin de Becker

Motivation Mondays: PRESCIENCE

Motivation Mondays: PRESCIENCE

YouTube: Trusting your Intuition (Gavin de Becker & Sam Harris)

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. John Culkin/ Marshall McLuhan
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also. Julius Caesar
Science can only ascertain what is but not what should be, but beyond of its domain value, judgments of all kinds are necessary. Albert Einstein
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams.
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time. Malcolm X

If you could foresee the outcome of all your actions, would you be mindful? While some of us like to think that human behavior is such a complex science that it would be dangerous to even assume that if we all had the gift of prescience, we’d act in beneficial ways to uplift humanity, it is imperative to listen to our inner guidance. Why, you might wonder? Because our intuition rises above the noise and judgements we often carry with us. When we enter a space and we feel the urge to leave, what is behind that prompting? What triggers our spirit to respond in a protective manner in seemingly ordinary situations?  We must pay attention to these promptings because they often come from a place deep in our soul and they are pulling us to pay attention to our surroundings and to respond with caution and wisdom.  Yes, we have other qualities and genetic markers that play a role in our choices and so we might still find ourselves leaning in the direction of Y, engaging in destructive or constructive behavior because of an inclination to do so. However, if we developed more self-awareness and an inner bellwether that guides our moral compass, we would probably choose a path that leads to X; we would learn that our renewed awareness and foresight will dictate an outcome that might not be entirely shape-shifting but will save our life.

The truth is that, even with knowledge of probable outcomes, some of us will go ahead and enter that relationship, take that job and respond to that annoying person in an expected way. Even with the gift of insight and precognition, many of us will still answer the call of our destiny and follow a path that is both familiar and predictable because it is what we know and how we have always responded to X. So, the point I am trying to make here is that we are creatures of habit, and viewing a TV screen with clear outcomes for choices we might make would not necessarily have us veer in a new direction. If anything, the stubborn goats among us might become determined to prove the whole thing is nonsense as they barrel ahead. Some of us will make poor choices even with clear indications that our choices might put our career and personal goals in peril… But we don’t have to surrender to our demons and let life happen to us. Stand up. Become aware. Embrace your intuition. Make friends with it. Be motivated to live your life fully and take charge of those foggy areas. We all have the ability to develop a keen intuitive awareness and choosing to let life happen to us is defeatist. Life is about becoming masterful over our successes and challenges and while we need both the dark times and the light moments to create balance and learn gratitude, we still have the right to CHOOSE.

Is there a way around this? Yes, embrace it. Kick back and enjoy a spa treatment, a facial or other beauty treatments to help calm you. Surprised?

READ: Reflections: On Perspective & Voice…
Intuition 101: Hello… Is Your Intuition Calling?
NYTimes: The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence



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11/05 — 05 Guy Fawkes, 7 Election Day,  10 Science Day, 11 Veterans Day
11/12 —  13 World Kindness Day,  14 Diabetes Day, 16 International Day of Tolerance, 17 National Unfriend Day
11/19 — 20 Universal Children’s Day,  21 World TV Day, 23 Thanksgiving Day
11/26 — 27 Cyber Monday, 28 Giving Tuesday



12/01 –  World Aids Day,  12/02 Abolition of Slavery,
12/03 –  Start of Advent,  12/7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance, 12/8 Immaculate Conception,  12/9 Anti-Corruption Day,
12/10 –  Human Rights Day,  12/11 Green Day, 12/12 Start of Hanukkah,
12/17 –   12/18 International Migrant’s Day, 12/20 End of Hanukkah,  12/21 Winter Solstice,  12/23 Super Saturday
12/24 –  12/25 Christmas, 12/26 Start of Kwanzaa, 12/31 New Year’s Eve


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“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” Buddha

Motivation Mondays: PRESCIENCE

Motivation Mondays: PRESCIENCE

YouTube: The Open Mind: The Gift of Fear – Gavin de Becker

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp. Terry Pratchett
There are boxers possessed of such remarkable intuition, such uncanny prescience, one would think they were somehow recalling their fights, not fighting them as we watch. Joyce Carol Oates
He grasped at a prescient feeling, akin to the dialectic of dreams, that this reunion could never come to pass, yet somehow—it most definitely would. Kenzaburo Oe

Is there a way to make our experience of prescience work for us? Is there a way around it? For starters, be present in your life. Become acutely aware of your interaction with others, pay attention to the unspoken messages you convey in those exchanges, and listen to that prescient small voice within. We can only hear it when we are still, calm, and centered. When we spend time rushing from place to place without stopping to catch our breath and get clear about our motivations, we become lost in the chaos of life and make quick choices.  To get clear about where we are and where we need to be demands time for reflection, time to pause, and time to practice listening to the still small voice that guides us all in all we do. As I suggested earlier, kick back and enjoy a spa treatment, a jaunt to your favorite hangout or try a facial or other beauty treatments to help calm you. Celebrate the life and body you inhabit.

Sunday was Human Rights Day and as I think about my fellow men and women who are challenged and voiceless, I am reminded to honor and appreciate my freedoms. Every act of gratitude enriches our lives and the lives of those we meet along the path of life.

WE take from life one little share,
And say that this shall be
A space, redeemed from toil and care,
From tears and sadness free.  Charlotte Bronte

READ: The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition with a Study Guide | Special Edition
by Gary Zukav
Prescient Visions: Having or Showing Knowledge of Events Before They Take Place by Eric Pepin
Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom by Judith Orloff
Creative Intuition: The Power of Listening and Praying.
Psychology Today: The Gift of Fear/The Curse of Anxiety

Have a peaceful and productive week ahead!

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

165 Comments leave one →
  1. jerchap1ver5 permalink
    11/12/2017 5:20 pm

    I am guilty of not being present most days, but have to do better and be purposeful when making decisions. Slowing down and thinking first will certainly help.

  2. Ashley Dunham permalink
    11/12/2017 8:00 pm

    This post was extremely insightful and gave me a ton to reflect on this next week. Thank you!

  3. Carol Cassara permalink
    12/12/2017 12:20 am

    Is there ever a way to tell what will happen tomorrow? I’m not sure but what I’m sure about is that our actions will affect our future and that’s something that we should definitely think about before we decide on something. It might be that other will react differently if they know the outcome but it’s also human to follow what we’re feeling as well.

    • 12/12/2017 2:19 am

      True… even if all the information were presented to us, we might not follow the path of least resistance because human curiosity is a very powerful trait…. and most like a dare.

  4. Kelly Reci permalink
    12/12/2017 1:41 am

    The message is so strong. I love your motivation message. Every time I read your posts, I get more positive views in life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts .

    • 12/12/2017 2:11 am

      Thank you Kelly! We can also kick back and enjoy a spa treatment, a facial or other beauty treatments to help calm us. So many options. 🙂

  5. Joanna Davis permalink
    12/12/2017 4:07 am

    This was really interesting and the part where you have asked people who made 5 year plans what drives them towards accomplishing their goals made me think. I never made such big plans and it makes me wonder what drives people to make them. I am the opposite, I live by the moment and take opportunities as they come so it’s hard to make a plan and decide which year I will buy a house or which year I will have a child, if that makes sense….

  6. helene dsouza permalink
    12/12/2017 4:17 am

    Food for thought…
    Well, prescience is not something i have thought about too much. I am trying to be in the here and now as good as possible but of course I do try to play the chess game in my mind, to control the outcome of my path in this life in the future.

  7. Jodi Major permalink
    12/12/2017 5:41 am

    So much positive insight. I love how many images you have that are just as thought provoking as the content.

  8. jmanandmillerbug permalink
    12/12/2017 6:03 am

    This is definitely a very important thing. When I plan on my future what I hope happens and what actually happens are sometimes two very different things. Sometimes you need to learn to go with the flow another times you need to stand your ground and find your way back.

  9. Alicia Taylor at permalink
    12/12/2017 7:14 am

    Great insight, but I was struck by this question:
    If you could foresee the outcome of all your actions, would you be mindful?
    I think that, in my case, I would be so struck with all the possible outcomes, I would be frozen. That’s why “Practice being present” is almost a mantra in my life.

  10. 12/12/2017 7:54 am

    Even if I knew in advance what my action would acquire I’d still take the time to think about my actions. Even if I had all the information available to me, doesn’t mean I would still take the path that’s in front of me, we all have the ability to change our minds.

  11. Agnes Vazhure permalink
    12/12/2017 8:17 am

    This photo collage is so awesome. I do really love the powerful message that you want to give to us. Such a great post.

  12. Emily Anne permalink
    12/12/2017 8:20 am

    Really enjoyed this post!! Very insightful and gave me lots to think about!

  13. Different Frame of Mind permalink
    12/12/2017 9:24 am

    I am definitely guilty of not being present most days, it’s like I have the present and a life I’m constantly dreaming of. Slowing down will definitely help and I will definitely start slowing down more.

  14. Theresa Bailey permalink
    12/12/2017 9:34 am

    It’s so important to try and be present in your life. I do agree though that knowing the outcome of our future won’t deter a good lot from making a different choice.

  15. Aitza B permalink
    12/12/2017 10:53 am

    “Become acutely aware of your interaction with others, pay attention to the unspoken messages you convey in those exchanges, and listen that prescient small voice within.” This! I was an interpersonal comm major in college and make it a point to be aware of how I interact with others.

  16. 12/12/2017 11:19 am

    I don’t think I’d want to see the outcome of future decisions. Somethings go wrong in life *raises and and nods frantically* I’ve made decisions that have not been the wisest but rather than regret them I embrace them and learn from them. I like what you said in your comment above too, we are a curious species so fact and knowledge doesn’t always seem logical.

  17. wahenthusiast permalink
    12/12/2017 11:20 am

    I find there are more days then not when I feel absent from the purpose in my life. I often let work take over and consume my thoughts. I am working on obtaining a better life balance so I can become more present in all areas of my life. Great post!

  18. Nancy (@spiffykerms) permalink
    12/12/2017 11:45 am

    Thanks for sharing your Motivational posts. I look forward to them each Monday – thank you!!

  19. itsahero permalink
    12/12/2017 12:52 pm

    This is super interesting! I know for sure that I need to be more present <3

  20. Emily Fata permalink
    12/12/2017 2:18 pm

    This is a great post — thank you for sharing! It really is important to be more mindful, and keep yourself present in your daily life. It can be easy to be swept away into “another place”, but there is so much importance in staying grounded and “here” with your loved ones; it helps you live life to the fullest, truly. <3

  21. Paige Flamm permalink
    12/12/2017 3:11 pm

    These are all really great tips, and I love what you had to say about mindfulness. That should be the driving force behind all of our decisions.

  22. lucicoo permalink
    12/12/2017 3:57 pm

    I try to live in the present and live day by day because if I think or look into the future it might not be a pleasant one. Great post.

  23. Venus Fitness-Shannon permalink
    12/12/2017 4:04 pm

    I agree an this time more then ever we are rushing around from place to place. A great reminder to slow down and live in the moment.

  24. AnnMarie John permalink
    12/12/2017 4:59 pm

    This is a lovely thought to ponder on. Personally, it would be nice to know what’s going to happen so that I can decide better when it comes to important life decisions. But I agree that not everyone would think that way and would always still follow their heart.

  25. Nisi Wanders permalink
    12/12/2017 5:18 pm

    Another deep post, lovely! I am working on my 1 year plan, we’ll see how that goes before I attempt a 5 year like many I know 🙂

  26. nicoleflintkontrol permalink
    12/12/2017 5:28 pm

    Funny you mentioned the 5 year plan. Someone asked me that today and I honestly told them.. I have no idea what’s going to happen in 5 years! I’m just going to go with the flow, work hard and see what happens!

  27. Quirky Homemaker (@QuirkyHomemaker) permalink
    12/12/2017 6:18 pm

    I’ve been so busy lately, I really need to slow down and learn to be present in every situation.

  28. Dia Darling (@Diadoll) permalink
    12/12/2017 8:36 pm

    I am a planner but I don’t plan 5 years out. I have longterm goals but as far as action I am trying to work on 90 day goals. This year I have worked hard to be more in the moment. Not just putting away my phone with friends but if I’m working on something only working on that one thing.

  29. acraftymix permalink
    12/12/2017 8:36 pm

    I am sure that we’ve all had, at some point in time, that mysterious experience of prescience. That moment when you know beyond any reason or cause that something was going to happen. It always gives me goose bumps and I’d love to find more time to really work on and develop that sense and if it involves a spa treatment or two, then that so works for me

  30. Erica @ Coming up Roses permalink
    12/12/2017 8:44 pm

    This was really fascinating! I should definitely work on being more present.

  31. Are We Adults Yet permalink
    12/12/2017 9:42 pm

    I am constantly struggling with staying present, I am always thinking about calendars and to do lists and what is next. Thanks for the reminder!

  32. Candy Rachelle permalink
    12/12/2017 11:34 pm

    This is such an awesome and powerful post You really did a great motivational article. I really love your post.

  33. Gladys S Parker (@momtograndma) permalink
    13/12/2017 12:19 am

    I would guess the second group because I feel many other things fall into our lives to change up that 5 years, however, if someone stuck to the desire of having those things come to be it would be much more likely. Examples: Working hard to try to make that plan come to be fulfilled. Staying single if that made the chances higher. Not having children if that were to interrupt the plan. Continuing their education to help bring about that plan.

  34. Josie permalink
    13/12/2017 12:20 am

    So much to think about! I feel like I am present in my interactions but definitely need to slow down and enjoy!

  35. Jess (tonyandkimoutdooradventures) permalink
    13/12/2017 12:23 am

    I think we have prescience knowledge well before an event happens, however, we usually do not know when it will occur? What is the word for having full knowledge including the time? Great read, with some things to consider.

  36. melclayville permalink
    13/12/2017 12:45 am

    If I had that television screen that showed my future, I’m afraid I would be one of those stubborn goats who tried to prove it wrong 😄 Thank you for the reminder to live in the present!

  37. Gaby permalink
    13/12/2017 1:27 am

    I always love reading these sorts of posts.. Gives you a lot to think about. I definitely need to practice being more present but it can be really hard during the working week!

  38. lifestylemav permalink
    13/12/2017 1:27 am

    I love reading these kinds of posts – gives me a lot to think about! I definitely need to practise being more present, but it’s so difficult during the working week!

  39. 13/12/2017 1:30 am

    Thankyou for my weekly boost of positivity! your posts always put me in a better frame of mind!

  40. Ronnie Epsi permalink
    13/12/2017 2:12 am

    My weakness is over analyzing, and that gets in the way of being calm and listening to my intuition. I think daily meditation could help me focus in.

  41. drewandtrishstravelsandadventures permalink
    13/12/2017 2:12 am

    “Practice being present” was one of my goals for 2017. I didn’t do the greatest with it, but this was a great reminder!

  42. Karolina | But, First, Tea! permalink
    13/12/2017 2:15 am

    “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today” by Abraham Lincoln is one of my favourite quotes – so true and actually life-changing should you decide to actually live by it. Too often people regress thinking it they pretend the reality doesn’t exist – it actually doesn’t. It’s like kids who think that if they closed their eyes parents won’t see them;)

  43. Corinne and Kirsty permalink
    13/12/2017 3:10 am

    I hate it when someone asks me what is my 5 year plan because i have no idea ahah. I always try to think about the outcome of my actions before doing something because prevention is better than cure!

  44. journeytoleadershipblog permalink
    13/12/2017 3:25 am

    When we don’t listen to our inner voice, we tend to make mistakes. But thankfully, these mistakes send us back on the right track! Very deep message!

  45. Victoria Heckstall permalink
    13/12/2017 4:05 am

    Such a powerful message to all of us. You always gives us motivation in life. I was inspired by your messages.

  46. Ellie Plummer permalink
    13/12/2017 4:14 am

    I love these photos. My favourite is the one of all the doors. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  47. Evelyn, PathofPresence permalink
    13/12/2017 4:26 am

    Love this post. Truth is, most of us don’t know what we don’t know. Many day we live mindfully, but as you’ve pointed out, much of it is habitual patterning. It does take work to break out and create a new groove. Rather than being led from stimulus, my inclination and preference is to go inward, into the Silence and consult my highest inner authority. From there, I am
    Then in tune and in harmony, and where I make my best decisions. ❤️

  48. Garrile Blog permalink
    13/12/2017 4:52 am

    I think above all it’s a matter of putting the things that really matter in perspective, being able to take a step back and re-evaluate is so important! your article really conveys a powerful message 🙂

  49. Tiffany Yong permalink
    13/12/2017 5:59 am

    Hmmm… I wonder if re-reaing Harry Potter over and over again had any sort of impact in my life. I’m not sure, but I believe if people can foresee the consequences of their actions, they might not act the same way. Yet again, it depends on whether they are mature enough at that time.

  50. fivemarigolds permalink
    13/12/2017 6:19 am

    I agree that through it all we must choose and exude gratitude. It’s an intriguing thought: would I choose the same actions in my life if I knew the outcome?

  51. Autumn permalink
    13/12/2017 7:42 am

    I loved reading through this, it was inspirational and motivating. This world needs more positive energy and reflection. Now, off to meditate. 🙂

  52. alainamonster permalink
    13/12/2017 7:57 am

    I’ve been working on really thinking about the outcome of m actions before actions and speaking. But sometimes I’m still guilty of becoming caught up in my emotions. Great post, looking forward to next weeks Motivational Monday post!

  53. Michelle Goth permalink
    13/12/2017 8:27 am

    You are SO right. What we expect to occur from many actions doesn’t often end up being what actually occurs.

  54. Courtney Blacher permalink
    13/12/2017 9:04 am

    That thought is really amazing. It is really important to be aware and to live in the present. Being mindful is so important especially in making permanent decisions to prevent regrets.

  55. Different Frame of Mind permalink
    13/12/2017 10:18 am

    I really love relearning these words! I do not even think I have ever used this word. That or I have and did not remember. This was a fabulous post! I always love your collages!

  56. Vasundhra permalink
    13/12/2017 10:48 am

    We make many decisions by listening to our intuitive voice- some are right while some decisions are wrong. Staying calm can definitely affect the outcome and I love the idea of a spa treatment!

  57. Samantha permalink
    13/12/2017 10:50 am

    This is something that we should all think about. At times, I think we all just go through the motions to get through the day or to get to the job we want or anything else we want. Being present in the current moment is important and something we should all strive to do.

  58. Bhushavali permalink
    13/12/2017 11:24 am

    Oh! The word pre-science is new to me! Thanks for the new knowledge you’ve shared. I was someone who had 5 yr goals, but not anymore. As I’ve grown, I’ve learnt that living the moment makes much more sense!

  59. Emma | permalink
    13/12/2017 11:55 am

    Thank you for this wonderful post to remind me of the importance of mindfulness. I will take your beautiful and insight quotes into meditation with me this week. With appreciation, Emma, Path of Presence

  60. roadtowajnblom permalink
    13/12/2017 12:04 pm

    It’s hard to say whether we would be more proactive if we knew exactly what was going to happen with each decision we make. I think I would have a lot of anxiety if I knew the good or bad that was coming with each choice I made. I think as humans we have an incredible ability to tap into our intuition and that’s what keeps us good and doing good (for the most part at least).

  61. queenofmakeupaddicts permalink
    13/12/2017 12:43 pm

    these messages are so strong!! really enjoyed reading everything!!!

  62. Diana permalink
    13/12/2017 1:09 pm

    That was such a great read for tonight! There is so much peace and motivation in everything you’ve written! Thank you!

  63. Cara (@StylishGeek) permalink
    13/12/2017 3:17 pm

    I do believe that if we knew the consequences of our actions we definitely will try to be more mindful. Thank you for such an encouraging post. We all aim to be better!

  64. ❤ TheMrsTee 👓 (@themrstee) permalink
    13/12/2017 3:58 pm

    This is such an interesting read and the images are so thought provoking.

  65. lavandamichelle permalink
    13/12/2017 4:27 pm

    Once again you have my mind spinning and gave me a lot to think about. I will reflect on this post at the spa this weekend. Thanks, as always I am sharing.

  66. joyouslyjess permalink
    13/12/2017 5:56 pm

    I love how powerful you made your message here. Being mindful is quite a difficult task for some. If we could see the outcome of our future achievements, would we remain humble within ourselves? It’s hard to predict. Being in the moment can often be an interesting insight. To love each small moment as it passing can be soothing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and providing a list of amazing motivational Mondays.

  67. MarciaF permalink
    13/12/2017 7:39 pm

    You always have such gorgeous images that match your messages.

  68. Amanda permalink
    13/12/2017 8:34 pm

    This is a very thought provoking post. I love how you always incorporate philosophical posts into your articles to hammer your point even further.

  69. Nutrilife permalink
    14/12/2017 12:39 pm

    Lovely message… Thanks for sharing such a useful information.

  70. Adaleta Avdić permalink
    14/12/2017 1:48 pm

    Love your motivation posts! They always get me thinking.

  71. Kristine Nicole Alessandra permalink
    14/12/2017 2:44 pm

    The skill to know what will happen in the future is scary. Well, for me it is. I usually take one day at a time and not worry about the future, which is pointless really. We should be in the present, savor every minute and make it count. The future can take care of itself. I would rather worry about my today than exert all my effort focusing on something that has yet to be.

    • 17/12/2017 11:24 pm

      And so it is with CHOICE… you get to choose. Your intuition is beyond discussions of past and future. It is very much in the present and the NOW!

  72. Crystal Gareau permalink
    14/12/2017 6:23 pm

    You always have such great motivational messages. I am trying to be more present in every day rather than skating through the days.

  73. kylie cre8tone permalink
    14/12/2017 7:13 pm

    I like the idea of a 5 year plan. It really makes me think of my goal in life… And to be prescient. Very powerful post.

  74. Ut Minh permalink
    14/12/2017 7:54 pm

    Your post inspires me to read it. I always think about my decisions, because it will affect me later and also people. We should consider our decisions. I always look to your blog to read this useful share.

  75. Joss Radillo permalink
    14/12/2017 9:09 pm

    I need to accept that what motivates me the most are my emotions and they are the ones to help decide what to do next. I’m been always be so emotional

  76. chewoutloud permalink
    14/12/2017 9:22 pm

    It’s so mind boggling to consider how things could and would have turned out if we did x,y,or z. And how they might still turn out if we choose one path or another. But for sure our actions and decisions affect the future in some way or another. And for sure life is short, so yes…be present in the moment and enjoy what is in front of us right now.

  77. Preet@thevelvetlife permalink
    14/12/2017 9:23 pm

    Your posts are always so thought provoking, I always read and then think for sometime, you always have some critical realities of life which I might not have taken out time to think about. Prescience is one those topics. I agree with you, there might not be a wrong or right decision, it is based on the our previous experience and situation, and sometimes intuition which makes us follow a path.

  78. Whitney S. permalink
    14/12/2017 9:49 pm

    This is so motivational and definitely gives everyone something to think about! I’d like to think I’m really in touch with my intuition!

  79. mommafitlyndsey permalink
    15/12/2017 3:47 am

    what a power post! thank you for this amazing and motivating message!

  80. thenafranssen permalink
    15/12/2017 5:12 am

    Deep post. If I knew the outcome of my actions…would I change them? Possibly…if the outcome wasn’t good I would want it to be!

  81. Lebogang Xolo permalink
    15/12/2017 5:21 am

    I know the importance of being present. It was such a struggle but sometimes life slows you down when it picks up that you are pushing yourself too hard that you are missing things around you.

  82. ruthie ridley permalink
    15/12/2017 5:23 am

    Can you believe I have never heard of this word before? It really caused me to think, dig deep and learn more! Thank you!

  83. Jessica permalink
    15/12/2017 1:38 pm

    The questions in your post are very deep..sometimes I find myself contemplating similar ones and I feel a little lost. I guess we all hope to make smart decisions but we wont know the outcome until we tried.

  84. Shell permalink
    15/12/2017 5:22 pm

    I don’t understand people who have 5 year plans or something like that…. I feel like fate propels us through life to where we should be regardless of the plans we make….

  85. Lauren Sheriff permalink
    15/12/2017 8:42 pm

    I also live by my intuitive instinct and by prayer! I could never live blindly without a plan that’s for sure. But I have to say I need to practice living in the present. I always go with my intuition and make plans and forget that sometimes the now needs to be taken advantage of! This post definitely is making me think!


    • 17/12/2017 11:00 pm

      True… It takes effort and we owe it to ourselves to make the connection and choice to be present and not always in a hurry to get to the next thing.
      What’s the rush?
      Because we rush, most don’t read.
      Because we rush, most don’t see.
      Because we rush, most don’t hear or think or choose wisely.

  86. Lisa permalink
    15/12/2017 8:53 pm

    Being present is hard at times. Especially in this busy world. However, it is very important.

  87. itsnadianelson permalink
    15/12/2017 10:08 pm

    Nice message. I will say that being present is something that I sometimes struggle with. Being present in the moment falls to the wayside in a world that is constantly moving and shaking.

  88. kikidavies permalink
    15/12/2017 10:16 pm

    Such great insight! It’s so cool that you do this every week. Love it!

  89. Cleo permalink
    16/12/2017 3:21 am

    This is so insightful, you’re right, not many people make 5 year plans and then take the required steps to execute it. Its definitely something I am going to look to do.

  90. Angie D Hills permalink
    16/12/2017 4:25 pm

    I love Motivation messages – so many times we all get so caught up in a busy life, that we really don’t take the time to stop & pause and experience the now – the present and focus on gratitude and what we are Thankful for. Reminders like this are always nice!

  91. Rosey permalink
    16/12/2017 5:21 pm

    That’s a new vocab word for me. Acting with intentional foresight does make a world of difference.

  92. Monique Elise permalink
    16/12/2017 7:32 pm

    I think it’s important not to get too caught up in what can happen tomorrow and just live in and enjoy the moment!

  93. Adaleta Avdić permalink
    16/12/2017 9:20 pm

    Very powerful message! Your motivation Mondays are always inspiring.

  94. Coralie permalink
    16/12/2017 9:26 pm

    I love this – being present- being aware – knowing what is going on around you and what messages you could miss or send other wise.

  95. Atul Sinha permalink
    16/12/2017 9:35 pm

    In my view, whatever we do in our life. We are responsible. There is no one else responsible for our deed. Even if someone is; we can’t have one answer. As Lord Mahadev (Hindu god) once said, and I quote,” I have given free will to each and every one of you, it is you who choose what to do. and what you choose will be the reason for your karma”.

    You made my day. thankyou. I am blessed. Each and every people are talking the same, just words changes. But the message remains the same.

  96. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place permalink
    17/12/2017 7:06 am

    Not knowing what lies ahead is pretty scary and I think that’s why our decisions are more careful than getting the chance to see what’s in store for us in the future. I think reflecting on where we are now and where we want to be helps us make better decisions as well. Such a lovely message.

  97. newskira permalink
    17/12/2017 8:09 am

    We often forget to reflect back in our busy schedule and make choices in haste. Even the people who are busy should take 1 hour daily to think about the things they are doing.

  98. adstanfield25 permalink
    17/12/2017 12:34 pm

    Such an interesting and insightful read! I’m learning more and more to trust my intuition. Thanks for the motivation! 😉

  99. Brittany Bergman permalink
    17/12/2017 6:15 pm

    This is so inspiring and informative! I’ve been trying to become more mindful and in-tune with my intuition. It’s hard to learn to listen to myself again after tuning out my own voice for so many years!

  100. franckxethee permalink
    17/12/2017 9:48 pm

    No matter how we look forward, there will always be a shade of mystery that happens to keep it exciting. We can plan our action but we should always be ready for the consequence.

  101. amominspiredblog permalink
    18/12/2017 5:29 am

    I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never known the meaning of this word! Great and super enlightening piece!

    also, the quote at the beginning by J Donald Walters is AMAZING and definitely speaks volumes to me!

  102. briabbymom permalink
    18/12/2017 7:14 am

    I really enjoyed reading this article. It gave me a lot to think about in relation to my own intuition and the future. There have been many times in which I used my intuition on certain scenarios, and I haven’t… then regretted it.

  103. Terri Ramsey Beavers permalink
    18/12/2017 7:24 am

    I try to stay away from things that make me feel bad in any way. But that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes I’m confused about what’s right or wrong but in the end, I usually let me intuition make the decisions for me.

  104. Mommy Engineering permalink
    18/12/2017 1:00 pm

    I have a hard time staying in the present! I’m always on-the-go and thinking a million miles ahead! As part of trying to be a better parent, I’ve been practicing on staying in the present with my kids!

  105. 18/12/2017 1:37 pm

    Being present is more and more important. Especially this time of year!

  106. Nati permalink
    18/12/2017 1:50 pm

    Wow, I think this is a very difficult subject because there are so many different points of view about it. You talk about prescience and intuition. But I am more or less convinced (yes, more or less, as my convictions evolve) that it is all about cognition economy. You can foresee based on your previous experience, on your atavic (or some prefer to call “genetic” experience) or on the experience transmitted by others. You don’t need to put your hand over a flame to know your flesh will burn. But you need to have yourself burnt once to know what it will actually feel like. I mean there is only so much you can actually foresee. There is evidence that some people are better at foreseeing in their lives because they are better at “guessing” the reactions of others and the consequences of their acts. So, there is a natural predisposition for some people, as some people are naturally good singers or fast runners, others are good foreseers.

  107. Erica permalink
    21/12/2017 4:33 am

    Persistence can help you achieve success and can be so important in many aspects of life. Thanks for sharing!

  108. Befitting Style permalink
    26/12/2017 9:03 pm

    I didn’t know of the term prescience until now. The definition is understandable but never knew the word.

  109. TheGracefulMist permalink
    20/01/2018 1:55 am

    Interesting choice of word. I really like having short-term and long-term goals and plans. These plans allow me to how I can better prepare myself today to achieve my desired future.
    ❀ Grace ❀

  110. Angela permalink
    09/11/2019 9:42 am

    I’m a firm believer in following your instinct even if there’s no way of knowing whether you’re right or not. If something tells you it’s not good I think there’s some deep down reason that you feel that way.

  111. twinspirational permalink
    09/11/2019 6:42 pm

    Nice blog, I think I am one of the brave folks who live for the present but somehow I still care for the future in different ways. Like when it comes to environment or life’s security.

  112. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    10/11/2019 12:00 am

    As I always pray, we are always helpless without God.

  113. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    10/11/2019 12:44 am

    God is the only Omniprescience and thus we should always have faith that everything happens for a purpose.

  114. maartjevansandwijk permalink
    10/11/2019 5:48 am

    I love that question: what drives us? So important to sit down and really think about where we want to go in live and why!

  115. Blogdaddyblog permalink
    10/11/2019 11:04 am

    Great motivational blog
    Those short poems and quotes are very good to get you thinking about yourself

  116. Jasmine - Blogging and Living permalink
    10/11/2019 6:43 pm

    I know I wish that I knew what I know now with a lot of situations. Having foreknowledge is great, but a lot of times we think we know how things will turn out but they don’t turn out that way.

  117. Kiwi permalink
    10/11/2019 9:13 pm

    Prescience sounds very trippy. It’s a part of science that’s somewhat metaphysical can’t really gauge it but it’s a phenomena.

  118. Angela Ricardo Bethea permalink
    14/11/2019 10:26 pm

    I’ve always loved reading your blog since it makes me think and wonder every time. Quite inspiring and delivers a powerful message as well. It really makes you ponder about the ways in life.


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