Why I trust in the big universal GPS when setting goals


“What are we believing that costs us our freedom, our happiness and the awareness of our own true nature, which is love?”—Byron Katie

My ship landed in Bermuda this morning. Even though the captain made lots of jokes about finding this little speck of an island in the middle of the huge Atlantic, his navigation equipment took us right to King’s Wharf, right on schedule.

Even though Captain Dimitrios wasn’t constantly manning the wheel (I know, because I sat next to him at dinner one night), we made it safe and sound.

All of us have navigation equipment. It works by setting a destination (a goal, an intention) and starting to move. It doesn’t even matter which direction you begin moving. Once you set sail (in any direction), the GPS will quickly tell you which way to go.

The problem with most of us is we set a goal and then immediately try to override the navigation equipment. We come up with our own ways to make things happen. We try to supervise every step of the process. We want to know NOW exactly how it’s going to work.

But here’s the deal. We CAN’T know. Our job is simple: make a goal, start moving and let the universe do the navigating.

Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the soon-to-be-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.

15 Comments on “Why I trust in the big universal GPS when setting goals

  1. Thanks for letting us be on vacation with you, Pam.

    I also like to think of the quantum field like a Domino’s delivery driver. I just order the pizza; I never give a second’s thought to what route the delivery driver will take to get it to me.

    I just go about my business, knowing the doorbell will ring. And it often rings sooner when I forget about the pizza.

    Good stuff.

  2. Love your stuff, and Greg’s too! I feel like I have two playmates on the incredible journey I call my life!

  3. Great article, Pam. Thank you!

    There comes one question to my mind:
    How can we let the universe know what kind of goal we want to achieve?

    Visualization? Thinking about it all the time? Making a picture of it? Acting as if we already achieved it?

  4. Love these metaphors of navigating and pizza delivery. Simple yet powerful images. I will meditate on them before falling asleep. Thanks from Italy

  5. I remember, years ago, when my wife and I had set the goal of owning a rather expensive house (that wasn’t even for sale at the time) doubts and other seeming “setbacks” came up almost constantly.

    But our overarching belief remained that things would still work out, somehow.

    And they did.

  6. Thanks for the reminder Pam. It is easy to let these kind of insights slip our minds as they go against our conditioning, and so it is always great to be reminded every once In a while. And what a beautiful analogy; A ship at sea.

    I am an x navy aircraft mechanic and love boats and planes and they navigate almost identically. So this really hits home for me.

  7. I have asked for time with both my children who I love very much. I don’t mind how it happens it would be better for them if it was sooner rather than later, it’s cruel for them without their mummy. I’m a good mum. From England x

  8. My heart leapt when I read your post . I’m from Bermuda but I haven’t been home in almost 10 yeArs . When you mentioned Kings Wharf I know exactly where that is . There are many people in Bermuda who could do with reading your post … They are lost and are not using their inner GPS . I was one of them and then I finally found mine and got out. Enjoy your time there , it is a magical place .

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