I couldn't help but notice my stand of sunflowers were all facing East. It is fairly easy to see they prefer the rising sun to help them orient their brief passage in my front yard. The sun is their compass in life, what do we use to guide our journey? Where do we look for direction? For many people ideas are dished up and you are simply expected to adopt what is on the table. That was pretty much the drill till the 60s. The advent of TV and widespread coverage ( visual) of events allowed new ideas to permeate our consciousness. The tsunami gained strength as technology has put laptops , cell phones and wireless connections everywhere. We are in the midst of having nonstop ideas pelt us from every angle . Are we considering these ideas with our critical thinking skills? Are we testing them with heart? Do the values you adopt through life bring more joy and peace to the world ? Do your choices make your heart sing with happiness ? Or are you sleep walking through life? More than ever it is so important to clarify where your draw your direction and inspiration that guides your actions from day to day. My sunflowers have it easy , they look to the East , the beautiful pink glow that graces the fresh morning sky. Take a moment to consider your source, your compass.