This is the third blog in this series on Life Purpose that helps you get to know yourself better by getting really clear about who you are authentically, and what you desire for your life.
Why is it so difficult to get clear about what we deeply desire?
When we were young, we were creative and dreamed of our bright futures. What happened to those dreams? I believe that as adults, we have forgotten how to play, create, and dream. We focus on so much other stuff that keeps us from listening to the deeper voice inside; stuff like people-pleasing, staying constantly active and stressed, living someone else’s dream, craving more power and/or security, or old beliefs that cripple us with pain, fear and doubt.
So how do we start to get really clear? Here are three practical steps to get more clarity on remembering who you are from your deeper essence. Just write whatever comes up from your mind. Let your mind think really, really big! Do not edit yourself!
Step One: Get Quiet
Sit in a comfortable, quiet place, be still, meditate, and listen to that little inner voice that has been trying to reach you. What do you really want to do next? What is trying to come forth from you? Pay close attention to your recurring dreams, fantasies, intuitions, feedback and longings.
Step Two: Make Note of Areas That Keep Calling Out to YOU
What do you like to do, what interests you, what keeps drawing your attention? What keeps showing up in your life? What keeps calling out to you?
Which magazines do you look at? In which courses or classes are you interested but never allow yourself to take? About which subjects do you daydream? Like opening a day spa or a coffee shop at the beach in Mexico, or using your creative flair with food to become a chef?
Step Three: Record Your Answers to These Questions
Next, while still in your quiet place, let your body and mind relax, and ask your inner self: Let’s go a little deeper.
- What did you especially love doing when you were a child, before the world told you what you should do? What is uniquely your gifts and talents?
- Tell me about two of your most challenging life experiences, how have they shaped you?
- What do you enjoy doing in your life that helps you feel really empowered?
- What images keep popping into your mind when you think about your passion?
I hope the above questions and writing exercise has helped you get more clarity for living the life you deeply desire. Please consider coming to the Living Boldly From Your Purpose.