What’s my purpose? What career path is best for me? Will I find the one?
The answer to all 3 questions is to simply be the best ‘You’ that you can be. Let your strengths lead the way, and focus on being as centred as often as you can. Because the answer to any of these big questions can always be found right there within you at the very centre of your being. It is here that you can find the answer to any question that you have, or for those times when you just need a little inspiration, clarity or a welcoming place to rest if the going gets a little hard.
Better still, it brings your focus very much into the present moment, which automatically helps you to improve what it is that you are working on, and cuts out any unnecessary wishful thinking that doesn’t really get you anywhere. Don’t get me wrong, being clear about what you want is important, but daydreaming doesn’t do much for you in terms of any practical success, so it is best to leave that at the door.
You hold the answers right there inside of you and it will only ever take a moment to gain the clarity that you seek.
What’s my purpose?
Your true purpose is not as invisible to your eye as you think. It helps if you divide your life into two parts, an inner purpose and an outer purpose. The inner purpose is all about centering yourself and settling your thoughts.
The outer purpose is how you choose to contribute and participate within your field or area of expertise. It makes things more obvious, what it is that you are naturally drawn to, and whether or not you are doing enough of it.
In this way, it makes it easier to strip it down to the barest of essentials, because your inner and outer life purpose is actually very simple. You just have to be the best YOU that you can be. Which is as straight forward as always following your light, and being equally kind to yourself and to those you love, and by extending that love outwards every time an opportunity arises for you to do so.
By connecting to your centre you can better identify what it is that you really need to do in order to get the most out of life, what it is that you are doing well, and what needs a little work, what it is that you might to need to add or to take away. Feeling centred raises your awareness and shines a light on the path ahead, making it easier to know the truth of things. Because it is at your centre that lies the truth of who it is that you really are, without emotions and without any judgement obscuring any issues that you have, which enables you to have an intuitive understanding that everything is in your hands, and that everything that happens in your life, happens for a reason.
It instills in you the knowledge, instinctively, that every step that you take on your path is going to lead you towards fulfilment, and what you want and need to have in your life in order for you to grow and be the best you that you can be. Most importantly, enjoy the process. Don’t dwell on what you don’t have, but what you do have. Connect with your strengths, the more you use them, the stronger they become.
What career path is best for me?
Think about what it is that you do best, and what it is that you would like to do better. By answering this, it will automatically shine a light towards the best path suited for you. Writing it down helps, your likes and dislikes become more apparent the more you give them a voice. It helps you to define what they are. Once you know without a doubt what these are, the things that remain to be seen as strengths, are what will guide you forwards in the right direction.
Things that you have always liked, but perhaps don’t do enough of, or what was it that you wanted to do as a child that you thought that you would grow up to be? Was it to help people, run a large company, become a doctor, a lawyer, an artist, a parent? Anything at all that you like, will shine a light, and help you to identify what it is that you really want to do. Work with your strengths, not against them. When you are doing something that you love, when you feel it is where you should be, you automatically draw towards you love and like minded individuals, who in their own way are showing you that you are on the right track.
Will I find the one?
Will I find the one? Yes. Have faith, there is somebody for everyone. But if you are intent on putting everything you have on finding the one, feeling as though you can not be complete without the one, or if you pin too much on another, chances are, the road towards true love may very well be fraught with uncertainty. This is where being in tune with your inner being comes in handy, because ultimately you are your own guide and your own light. And one of life’s biggest challenges is to make your way through things, without maps and without guides.
The more self sufficient you are, the better you can contribute towards a relationship when one comes along. Because it is not the relationship that makes you or defines you, it is what you put into it that defines you. Not what you expect from it, but what you can do for each other. Being the best that you can be is a blessing for you and for the person that you love.
**Don’t throw all 3 questions at yourself all at once, take it one step at a time. Knowing your purpose is a good place to start, and is actually one of the easiest ones to answer.
**A good way to connect to your centre is by focusing on your breathing for a few minutes, you don’t need to meditate to achieve this, just a quiet moment. This can be done at any time and from anywhere. Concentrate on your breathing, inhale and exhale. With every breath that you let out feel yourself settle into the very centre of your being. In only a matter of minutes you will feel more grounded and settled within yourself, and you should intuitively know that you are on the right path, and that the things that you desire to have in your life are well on their way.
**Dreams are also a good way to find clarity, because they can hold visions of the future, and the answers to any problems that you may have. Before you sleep, ask yourself to be shown what your future holds in terms of love or career, or the truth of something that you are not entirely sure about, and importantly, ask to remember it upon awakening. Dreams are often filled with metaphors, so make sure to ask that the dream be as blunt and metaphor free as possible. You should awaken with the clear memory of a dream that highlights what it is that you needed an answer to, either by way of a feeling/emotion, an image or an experience.
**The right thing, may at times sound like the hardest thing. But pushing yourself to be little less lazy, is actually easier than not doing anything it at all. When you put things off, you only fill yourself up with regret or guilt. These things are in reality are a lot harder on you than exerting a little effort. Laziness is not a short cut. Activity is a shortcut, it will fast track you to where it is you want to go, and if it is done with good intent, then you are already 99 percent of the way there.