Once you are finally done denying your souls purpose, it is time to get to work! You are going to use your intuition, present experiences, past experiences, and your own inner voice. Grab a notebook, it is time to ask yourself some serious questions!
Note to self: This is going to take some time. I will likely not have all the answers today, or tomorrow. I am in the process of taking notice, making changes, and growing in a direction that I only want to grow. I will not compare myself to others. I am the only one in charge of me. This is my personal journey.
Write down these following questions. What am I living for? What is my souls purpose? What am I here to accomplish? If I could be what feeds my soul, what would I be doing? Do you notice something, all of these questions are practically the same, they are asking the question ‘Who Am I?’ So what is your answer… Who are you?
It is going to take some self-discovery, but I know you have it in you. Take notice of something that makes you happy, maybe it is as simple as walking your dog. Notice, how you feel when you are doing something that brings you great joy. Start listening to these things daily, and answering those above questions. Make a point to do more of the things that bring you happiness. As a reminder, do not dare worry about how others would answer, this is not about them, this is about you.
As important as it is to discover what makes you happy, it is as important to discover what does not. We do not need people, places, or things that do not serve us a purpose. If your fitness instructor makes you feel uncomfortable (this might be a bad example) ditch him, and get a new one. Listen to what your mind, body, and soul are calling out to you. If you lose a job, instead of saying poor me, look at the circumstances around it. Did I love it, was it bringing me joy, fulfillment, and purpose? Loosing your job might just be your sign that it is no longer serving you a purpose. Whatever, the situation may be, if it does not feed your soul any longer, then you have grown from it, and now you are moving on.
Let yourself sit and process situations from the past and present. What did you learn about yourself from a relationship gone bad, a job that no longer serves you, and your parents divorce? What did you learn about yourself when you crossed the finish line in your first marathon, gave that once in a lifetime speech, and donated food to the homeless? How did you feel in each situation, what calls to you, and how can you take advantage of the souls growth from every one of your experiences? It is the experiences that shape us, the good times, and the bad times. It is our dramas that are going to help lead us to the destinations in which we seek, but only if we let it!
The more that you take time to discover how everything makes you feel spiritually, mentally, and physically the easier it will become for you to say goodbye to people, places, and things that no longer serve you. After all you don’t want to be miserable your whole life, you are here to follow your purpose. All you have to do is really go inside yourself, and listen. Allow yourself to be happy every single day! Once you reach a point of self-discovery, start to find ways to apply it daily. Put your energy into those things that are resonating with your soul, let it grow, and take shape. Now, give yourself some time, life is a journey, it is not a race to the finish line. Try not to compare yourself to others progress in the process, we all have room for improvements, and most importantly you do not know the journey in which they traveled to get to what they have become.
As long as I can remember I new I wanted to grow up and become a mother, it was a longing. There was never a question, nor a doubt in myself that I would follow the path of motherhood. When I listened to the longing, becoming a mother, gave me great purpose. When I was a child, I made friends with the disabled children, because they had nobody, it too gave me great purpose. When I first married, it was for my son, I thought it was the right thing to do. That marriage became a learning experience. All of these things are examples of what you, might want to ponder. Also, all of it is small parts of the journey, in each of these experiences, I have found myself, purpose, and opportunity for growth. Each piece of the puzzle has helped me to find whom I am, what I want to accomplish, what my purpose is, and what feeds my soul.
Are you ready to listen and discover yourself?
Who are you?
What is your souls purpose?
When you find what makes your soul happy, you will be the one to inspire others on their journey to find purpose. Now, that is pretty awesome!
I wish you well!