How important is it for you to have a clear plan and sense of purpose each day?
Do you seek structure, routine and responsibility to help you to feel safe, supported and worthwhile?
Has it occurred to you though, that the very structures, rules and conventions of a ‘normal life’, might actually be holding you back from real achievement and fulfillment?
Let’s peel back a layer or two and have a close look at what we create in order to feel safe.
I used to think my value as a person was completely enveloped in what I did, created and achieved. Who would I be if not for my qualifications, job title, relationship with another or earning capacity?
My working life before I had children was a complex web of illusion and projection with regard to who I thought it made me. And then becoming a mother I was gifted a new role I could cling to like a flimsy raft on the ocean of uncertainty that is real life.
But when we peel away all the roles and concepts of who we are that are bound up in serving others, keeping others happy or protecting our own fragile ego, who are we?
Scary isn’t it?
The older I get, the less I am distinctly this ‘me’ I once thought I was. It’s at once a return to who we were as little children and also a complete release from all that we have evolved into from the moment we were conceived in flesh and blood.
It’s a coming home to the soul’s desires.
When we connect with simple pleasure to what we most love doing and we surrender to our own inner song and rhythm, we melt into this new type of existence that demands less of us and more of us at the same time.
The demands of maintaining false-feeling beliefs, protective facades and self-deluding roles are lessened.
The demands of being truthful, authentic, patient, generous and loving to ourselves and ALL others are increased.
So please…let me lay it on the table nice and simply.
Spend more time every day doing what you love and sooner or later, you will feel that ALL you are doing every day is what you love.
So hold on people, I’m not suggesting you quit your job, go on strike from household or family responsibilities or drop everything and disappear into the wilderness….
What I AM saying is that when you spend even 30 minutes each day engaged in something that is your passion and absolute pleasure to do, you make yourself happier and then all the other stuff that needs to be taken care of doesn’t seem like such a burden anymore.
This is where I began eight years ago and my evidence for how this simple-sounding act can change your life is the blessed life I have now where I get to choose my daily activities and spend more and more time doing what I love.
Having no set plans for a day ahead used to make me feel anxious and unimportant, now it feels like a precious gift of freedom and creative possibility.
My sweet husband bought me a fancy new camera for my birthday last week and yesterday, I followed my intuition and devoted an hour in the middle of the day to wandering around a local patch of forest looking for native orchids to photograph. There weren’t many orchids out yet, but it felt really magical to just be on my own in the bush taking it all in and enjoying the silence of my mind. This for me, is bliss.
I realise that for some of you, even knowing what your passions are feels like a puzzle because you’ve been separated from that deeper experience of yourself for quite a while. It’s okay, help is here:
Four Steps to Finding Your Passions
- Meditate each day to get in touch with your deeper self.
- Spend some time journaling or talking to someone close to you about what you loved doing as a child.
- Ask the universe for guidance and begin noticing what activities you feel most drawn to you that gradually begin presenting themselves via emails, suggestions from friends, invitations and community newspapers and notice boards.
- Try something new or pick up an old hobby but most of all be open to new experiences and approach them all with fun and lightness in your heart.
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Love whatever you are doing and it will love you back. Blessings, Tricia