Are you looking to find clarity on your soul’s purpose but don’t know where to begin? Are you tired of hearing everyone else’s opinion but completely unsure of your own? In a world where we are constantly barraged with things we should be doing—what do you want? In this episode of Both on Board we will lay out what has worked for us. Your only task is to take our advice and decide if it will work for you.
Highlights From Our Conversation
- [0:50] Meditation and yoga as catalysts
- [6:50] Develop a spiritual practice: what does your soul love to do
- [12:45] Are you trying to escape OR find your purpose
- [14:45] Tools we use to be present
- [18:30] Create a spiritual practice that you commit to daily to understand who you are
Meditation is a powerful tool for finding clarity
People tend to think of meditation as some new-age practice tied to a religion they don’t adhere to. In reality, it’s a practice that can benefit everyone that’s not necessarily tied to any religion. It can reduce anxiety and stress, promote emotional health, and cultivate self-awareness. Meditation is a tool that allows us to become familiar with ourselves. We know that removing distractions and spending time with yourself can be terrifying. As humans we are so afraid of silence because we are afraid of where our thoughts will take us.
But it can also lead to the clarity you’re looking for.
So how do you meditate? The simplest way is to carve out a length of time and go somewhere quiet without distractions. Breath in for 6 seconds, hold your breath for 8, and breath out for 10 seconds. Focus on your breath and your heartbeat. The goal isn’t to empty your mind, but it is about removing external distractions and controlling where your thoughts go. It helps you to become familiar with yourself and cultivate an awareness of who you are.
Develop a spiritual practice that you commit to daily
What does your soul love to do? What grounds you, brings you joy, and allows you to just be in the moment? I love Yoga and Ray loves working out. Perhaps for you it’s journaling, being in nature, or playing music. Take time to prioritize those things that your soul loves. We encourage you to develop your own spiritual practices.
Honestly, If it’s important to you, you will find the time.
If you have a job, children, and are being pulled in a million different directions—we get it. But if you have time to watch TV, scroll through social media on your phone, or fill your time with distractions you have time. Do you want to prioritize personal development? Are you ready to clarify your purpose? Take control of your day and don’t let excuses hold you captive.
Are you doing things just to do them? Or to find your soul’s purpose?
I think we all go through phases in our lives where things are go, go, go. We are constantly running around, filling our time. It’s important to really look at what you’re doing—is it necessary? Are you committing yourself to things just to stay busy, or escape? Take a step back and ask yourself clarifying questions. Are you going to look up in 10 years and realize that you haven’t been enjoying life? Now is the time to find what gives your life meaning and fulfills you. Don’t let your life slip away from you and look back with regrets.
You are whole, complete, and perfect
You do not need to be anyone else—we are unique beings with a unique purpose. Remember, you are whole, complete, and perfect just as you are. Utilizing meditation can be a way to find what makes your soul happy, and learn to embrace your unique gifts. You want to live and express who you are. People will take notice, be attracted to and inspired by you.
You want to simply do your life and fulfill your purpose.
It’s all about learning to be present. Find ways to ground yourself and cultivate self-awareness. Learning to listen to your heart and soul and removing external distractions and thoughts is key. Our spiritual needs include being able to grow and being able to give. So what will you do today to take that next step?
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