"Knowing that we aren't who we thought we were begins to open up the possibility of knowing our true Self. " Deborah Adele: The Yamas & Niyamas - Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice
Think about the big things and little things that make you smile and you are thankful for.
What is your true purpose in life?
Ask yourself this question, let all other thoughts go and think about why you are here on this beautiful planet? What is your essence of being, why were you sent here and what purpose do you want to fulfill?
The minute you start thinking probably a lot of thoughts enter your mind about wealth, prosperity, your loved ones, your well-being. But dig deeper, as you might find other treasures that are hidden within your thoughts, that you are either afraid of saying or even thinking, or you think you don't deserve that path, that you desire and long for. Maybe there is a different calling that is brewing and wants to come to the purpose, but you rarely spend time focusing on that and thinking what would be if I ... fill in the blank.
And then think again, because in every stage of our lives, we focus on something else, you probably went through a lot of stages yourself and you keep setting new goals as the new year approaches. How do you know if you achieved what you truly wanted this year? Maybe we don't have to think in years, but in stages of your life. If you draw a line on a piece of paper, you can probably easily section out the periods in your life, the focus of your attention, and the write down the name of the people who supported you or mattered to you in that stage of your life. You might also want to sum up what challenges you faced, successes you've earned and all that you've learned and might want to take with you from those experiences.
In fact, let's take a minute to do this exercise too. I promise it will help you find your way in life and maybe a new puzzle will form that you didn't see before.
When you write down the timeline, don't forget to draw a line for the future, and think about what you want to do in the next 5 years, 10 years, maybe 20 years to find your inner calling, why you were born and always knew deep within you.
"Living the life that cries to be lived from the depth of our being frees up our energy and vitality. We benefit and everyone around us benefits." Deborah Adele: The Yamas & Niyamas - Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice