The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear Society Member,
In today’s era of technology, we are accustomed to having the answers to nearly any question right at our fingertips. In fact, many times, we don’t even need to touch a button: “Hey Alexa, how do I…?” “Where is the nearest…?” “What’s the current…?” However, we cannot rely on technology for everything. Have you ever found yourself wishing there was an app to help you navigate through a particular situation, much like an internal GPS?
The truth is, we already have one inside us. It’s our ‘Inner Guidance System,’ more commonly known as intuition. The problem is we don’t always trust it, and we find ourselves either over analyzing the situation or ignoring a gut feeling. But in order to live by our values and passions, we must tune into our intuition. Once we do, our quality of life will expand exponentially.
How do we tune out the voices of fear and distraction? Start by becoming quiet. Get out of your head and get into your body with a grounding activity such as yoga or meditation. As a Society member, you have access to exclusive benefits and discounts with our wellness partner MyYogaWorks, which provides on demand yoga classes you can stream to your phone, tablet, laptop or TV, to deliver you a benefit for your mind and body. Activities like yoga and meditation help you step outside the constant distractions and be more in tune with yourself in your current state.
“Your intuition will tell you where you need to go; it will connect you with people you should meet; it will guide you toward work that is meaningful for you - work that brings you joy, work that feels right for you.” – Shakti Gawain
This month I encourage you to intentionally be open to your intuition and how you feel, rather than what your mind is telling you to do. Use feeling energy to guide you, rather than thinking energy. Then trust how you feel and act on it. Put it to practice by asking yourself a series of questions throughout the day. It can be as simple as, “I wonder which elevator is going to come up, I wonder who is on the phone, I wonder what my roommate is going to have for dinner?” Testing your intuition with these types of questions throughout the day can make a big difference in developing your ‘Inner Guidance System.’
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“My mother really opened my eyes,” Bracero said. Like any parent, she knew her son well and could easily identify his abilities. “She told me that she saw something great in me. Although I was doing well in my classes, she encouraged me to dig deeper and find a major that would really push me.”
With that inspiration, Bracero took his mother’s challenge and talked about it with one of his professors. This led him to pursue a double major in mathematics and computer science.
Bracero’s grades remained strong, and he was quickly invited to join Illinois State’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success, the largest leadership honor society in the United States. The registered student organization’s philosophy that anyone can achieve their dreams with the proper support and dedicated action was a conviction he held as his own, so he decided to join.
As a member of Sigma Alpha Pi, Bracero attended chapter events, maintained his academic membership requirements, and even volunteered to facilitate group discussions at the meetings. “I learned so much through the organization, especially though the leadership videos,” said Bracero.
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University of the Incarnate Word
Two weeks ago, the Society chapter at University of the Incarnate Word hosted activities for adults and children during the 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Incarnate Word High School. Members volunteered their time and collected items to donate at this family-friendly event. A "water pong" competition amused older children and adults to score eggs in cups, while younger children aligned themselves with an egg-ball toss. It was an egg-cellent event!
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Congratulations to the Society chapter at Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus, which participated in and won a bowling tournament with a top average score of 123.5. The Ivy Tech SGA-hosted event took place on March 3rd-4th and raised $1,400 for the local Boys & Girls Club.
― Steve Jobs
By: Sharon Shores
Here are a few ways to learn to follow your intuition.