Recently I was interviewed by Joshua Kangley’s book 7 Principles of Success.
And how amazing it is, to realise that we both are coming from different background and living different lives and in different continent – yet, we talk about exactly the same thing: Life Purpose. This is a topic that is interesting to anyone walking the spiritual path. No, let me rephrase it; Finding our Life Purpose is a topic that is interesting for anyone who have a lot of curiosity about their meaning of life, about what the purpose of this life is.
Whether or not we agreed on what yoga means to each of us, we are creature of curiosity. We ask questions. Then we demand answer of why we are here on this life. Looking for this answer, we travel across oceans and rivers and climbing mountains to find the answer. Screaming to the world, what is my life purpose? Almost in irony, we actually find this big life answer inside us.
Why it is difficult for us to see our Life Purpose
Deep inside, we have fear. Yes, that’s it. We are full of fear to see and live the truth. What we presume as success in life can be quite different than what the Universe assigns us. The success of our life is not being a billionaire, a perfectly form woman, a super mother or any other roles.
It scares us to see that in order to follow our path, we need to be out of the box. Fear floods us with what if stories. What would my peer thinks? What would my big family say? How would I sustain my life?
Our souls are not giving it up when we steer away from our path. It jolts, and complains. Our intuitions tell us, scream at us. Under the shadow of fears, we ignore all these signals. Until it is too late.
And we are wondering why there is an empty space. How come life feels so dull. How come our heart is not bubbly with happiness. Then to make it worse, we start to look around and compare ourselves with others. How come that person seems happier? Maybe if I lose that amount of weight, I will be happier. Maybe if I earn as much as that person, I will be happier. And on and on, we are stuck in the darkness and feel lost in life.
Get Back on Your Designated Life Purpose Track
How? Throw your fear away, and walk your destiny. What others do, does not matter! It is each of us, on our own path that matters. Be brave. Sadly, we will encounter individuals who try to dim our light to our path.
I have a personal experience that I don’t mind to share here to explain fearless concept. In the past months, I trusted a person who tried to put me down in a way it is incredible. So, I used to love writings and I know it is something that I do quite well – although still learning. Furthermore, I had a lot of fantastic opportunities with my words, from blogs to articles in local paper. But she managed to dim my light to writings with her comments, convinced me that I don’t belong in the ocean. This person managed to dim my whole soul. I wiggled free from this trusty person, and it took a lot of courage.
Freedom from fear now.
Best of it, I have no negative feelings towards the person, because in the end you can’t control what others do to you, you can only control your reaction. I am writing on the ocean side at this moment, feeling happiness in my veins. We need to be brave enough to evaluate people in our lives, and brave enough to wiggle free if they pull you into a wrong direction. Trust, there are a lot of people out there full of – you know what – because they are afraid themselves. But remember to halt any negative feelings towards those who try to dim our light. Spread your lights.
Meanwhile, I am back on track, although I have to spend some extra miles in bumpy road due to my detour. How do we know we are on the right track? Oh we know! Our souls tell us, smile to us. Despite anything that happen, our soul will be happy. We walk the right path. We learn the lessons that we assigned to learn in our life charts – which is our plan for this lifetime. We’ll talk about life chart another time. What’s important now is to close our eyes. Ask our souls bravely: Are we lost, or are we on track.