Someone in Quora asked me: How Do I Find Direction In Life?

I said: “This is probably not what you want to hear,” then:

 Direction in life comes from a combination of:

  1. Intuition, and experience
  2. Paying attention to what is happening in your near surroundings
  3. Having supportive friends (not friends that bring you down)
  4. Taking time for YOU to reflect
  5. Writing morning pages if you feel inclined
  6. Keeping physically healthy
  7. Noticing all the things you already have (Gratitude!)
  8. And writing ten ideas a day… Or doing some practice to keep your MENTAL muscle, SHARP

I just watched “Straight Outta Compton” GREAT MOVIE! – I can’t even pronounce the title cause I’m hispanic, but I LOVED the movie.

Watch the trailer and see.

When you watch you’ll feel for yourself how, for these young men, inspiration came in the middle of the worst “happenings”.

They were young and black in Los Angeles in the 80s… They were a minority with a purpose and a STRONG MESSAGE.

But direction came to them one day at the time.

And they became the biggest rappers in HISTORY.

Dr Dre signed Eminem for example.

Where did they find direction? From the list above…

There is a scene in the movie where you see ICE CUBE driving through Los Angeles after the riots…

These riots happened because police beat an innocent black man in 1991.

There was a VIDEO of this… everyone saw it. And it still happens (See Baltimore a few months ago!)

So there is Ice Cube… cruising through L.A. watching the riots…

Feeling the anger, the injustice

Then what does he do?

Lyrics, music, rap, of course!

He’s got direction. He can see it happening. But now, in 2015, Ice Cube is an actor…


Art, the creative process of your life, reflects what happens around you.

Art shows life.

And everything is art.

There is never direction for “ever” there is only direction FOR TODAY. @ClaudiaYoga
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Back to the list of the eight things.

For today, what can you do? Pick one of them up there in the list…


Then take action…

Direction will show itself to you.

You don’t need to look for it.

Direction is coming at you like needles of cold ocean water when you jump into the vastness of the creative sea.

Do you dare?

Claudia Azula Altucher is a teacher of all branches of yoga. She is the author of “Become An Idea Machine,” & Co-Author of “The Power Of No.” You can find her on Twitter, or sign up for her newsletter to stay in touch.

Image courtesy of Alex Wigan.