In a world that’s constantly telling us how we should be living our lives, it can be crazy hard to follow the path that’s true to your soul. Yet if you want to feel fulfilled and do what you’re meant to in this world, it’s essential to connect to your inner compass and follow its guidance. While the path may not be an easy one, to say it’s rewarding would be an understatement. Here are some ways that you can connect to your purpose, and start living in alignment with who you really are:
First and foremost, you must love yourself. When you discover what you love and need, and honor that – you become an unstoppable force. Don’t let the world dictate to you what you need in your life. Take the time to nourish yourself the way that only you know how. Nurture the different parts of yourself: your creative side, your spiritual side, your emotional side. Self-love will lead to self-flourishing.
Find your tribe
When you surround yourself with people who really “get” the journey you’re on, you make it far more likely to stay on the path. Build a community of fellow purpose-seekers, people who really care about doing something meaningful with their lives. Identify the people who drain your energy and set boundaries around spending time with them. Set up new activities and groups with your tribe so you can continue to inspire each other.
Listen to your intuition
No matter what, you are your best guide. Develop the habit of tuning into your intuition, and honoring what it has to say. This might mean starting a meditation practice where you can go within and learn to control your mind. It might mean spending time in nature where your intuition has the chance to really speak to you. Listen to your inner voice, that whisper that is speaking truth… and follow it.
What is it that your inner creative genius is wanting to put out into the world? When we let go of the world’s preconceptions, we free ourselves to create what is really in our heart. Do you dream to start a non-profit organization, or paint, or write music? What is one small step you can take towards creating the dream that’s in your heart? Make the space for your creative time, and let go of the self-judgments that many of us have around our creativity. You are a creator by nature, and this is your time to be the artist of your life.