In a Facebook group where I linked to last week's post (Share: Listening through Writing), Naomi posed the question: "What does clarity sound like?"
"[C]larity, to me," I offered in reply, "sounds like absolute certainty and also has a physical feeling."
Exploring "the sound of clarity" in my journal, I noticed that the feeling of clarity speaks more loudly than its "sound" through written words.
What Is Clarity?
Dictionary.com offers this definition of clarity: "clearness as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity."
To me, clarity is a sense that overgrowth has been cleared away. Or that a fuzzy view has come sharply into focus. Or that a path has become instantly illuminated (sort of like in the first six seconds of this clip from the movie The Incredibles).
At a seminar I attended this week, Life Coach Cynthia Shepherd talked about clarity as a syncing of one's mind and heart, like the tumblers on a vault clicking into place. Shepherd's colleague Molly Friedenfeld labeled clarity "pure truth."
At the same seminar, certainty was discussed in more depth than clarity. Here's how Cynthia Shepherd describes certainty: Nervousness feels like quaking, indecisiveness feels like wobbling, and certainty feels like solid and consistent knowing. That's not to say, I'll add, that there can't be a fluttering nervousness along with certainty.
To be certain, describes Dictionary.com, is to be "free from doubt or reservation; confident; sure" or to be "established as true or sure; unquestionable, indesputable."
Pulling it all Together
When I experience clarity, I see "absolute certainty." I see answers that feel unquestionably true for my heart. I feel my heart's indesputable truth. I am in touch with my Essential Self.
Are You Ready to
Discover Your Heart's True Path?