The same is true for our lives. We can live without direction, and eventually we’ll come to the end of our lives, but will we enjoy the way there? Will we have taken the right route? Will have seen the sites we were meant to see? While we can’t possibly map out every twist and turn in our lives, knowing we’re headed in the right direction eliminates anxiety, worry and fear, and allows us to enjoy the journey.
Your true "purpose" resides in your soul and to discover yours you need not only intellectual contemplation but a connection with your intuitive self as well. Prayer, meditation and journal writing are only a few of the many techniques you can use to get in touch with your true you.
And, these Soul-Searching Questions will also help. While initially the answers will come from your head, once you begin to open up to the process the answers will begin to come from your heart. When acting on the messages from within, you can't go wrong!
- As a child, what did I dream of being when I grew up?
- What were my favorite pastimes as a child?
- What activities give me the most joy? Why?
- What people do I most admire? What qualities do I most admire about them?
- What things come naturally to me?
- If “no” wasn’t an option, and I could have, do or be anything, what would that be?
- When I think of my favorite books, movies, television shows, etc., which are my favorites? What common themes run through their plots?
The questions above provide enough fodder for several hours of reflection. As you work the process and re-read your previous answers and entries, more ideas and thoughts will come to mind. Feel free to edit your answers. As a final step, read through your thoughts and underline or highlight key words and phrases that trigger an emotional response, and watch for the clues that lead you in the right direction and closer to the mission for your life.
The Soul Sisters
Soulspiration of the Week:
“Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding and the essence of encouragement.” ~Colby Dorr Dam