It is always an inspiration to do more when one is given recognition for their efforts. In a lot of cases, people don’t receive positive feedback or recognition for things that mean a lot to them and that they are passionate about. But this shouldn’t stop you from expressing yourself and following the path that excites you. Some people wonder what their path is and don’t know what to do. The pursuit of the path that you should be on is more simple than you might think. Simply engage with anything and everything that captures your interest, no matter what it is. Immerse yourself in it and feel the nice emotions that it creates within you. Perhaps you won’t be ready to express your passion or interest out into the world right away and this is definitely very common and absolutely ok! Sit with it and work with it until you are ready to share. There really isn’t any rush at all. Don’t let fear keep you from expressing yourself.
Another thing we would like you to keep in mind is that your path, meaning your passions and interests, may change over the course of your lifetime. Just because you were interested in one thing at some point in your life doesn’t mean you need to stick with it for the remainder of your lifetime. If you continue to be happy about it for your whole life, then by all means continue to do so and no change is needed. But don’t stop yourself from pursuing something new and different, simply because you feel or others are making you feel that it is your duty to do so. Your only duty is to yourself and to remain true to yourself. What do we mean by this? Remaining true to yourself is living in your truth. Living in your truth is living your life and expressing yourself in a way that brings you happiness!
Many will stumble upon judgment from others about what they want to do and how they want to express themselves. Some people around you and close to you might have a lot to say about the pursuit of your dreams becoming reality and discourage you from it, citing that it is impossible and that you’ll just be wasting your time. Remember that this life you are living is for you and you only. They have their own lives to live so you shouldn’t sacrifice your life in order to please them. Otherwise you risk a lifetime wasted and full of regret. Don’t create this future for yourself where you lay in your deathbed and look back on what you should have done, on how you should have been brave enough and believed in yourself enough. This is a very sad story indeed.
Here is a simple technique to help you to discover what interests you and what you are passionate about if you aren’t aware of it yet. Go into a bookstore or an online bookstore. Don’t worry, this exercise doesn’t involve you having to actually read any books unless that is something that you like to do. Look at the different categories in the bookstore. Music, Technology, Philosophy, Travel, Self Help, Meditation, Biographies, Mystery, etc. After you find a few categories that you feel might interest you, look at them and choose the one that interests you the absolute most. Ponder what it is that interests you about this subject. Perhaps it is art! In this case, you might want to pursue expressing yourself in an artistic way such as drawing, painting, writing stories or poetry, sculpture, making jewelry, etc. Looking at these categories can help give you clues as to what it is you like.
We know that many will just now be thinking: “Well, how will I pursue my passion and interests when I have to work for a living?” This is a very valid question and we have the answer for you! All you need to do is etch out some time in your schedule to pursue this interest. You do not have to quit your job or subtract time from paying attention to your family or friends. Consider it to be a special time where you are doing something for you and only you. If your days are especially hectic and filled, get up a half an hour or an hour earlier where everything is still quiet and give yourself this special time. The more you pursue your interest, the more clues and opportunities will appear from the universe to encourage you and help you to succeed at your goals. Don’t sit around thinking: “Oh well, I tried this for a whole month and nothing is happening!” Trust that it will come and don’t even think about it. Immerse yourself in what you are doing and experience the pure joy that it gives you. This pure feeling of joy and magic is what will bring about the signs from the universe that you are on your true path. The more you spend time in this magical zone, the more you will feel freer and happier. In time, your passion may actually become your profession as it has for many. If it can happen for them, then it can happen for you too because you are all worthy and loved!
If you are feeling committed to finding your own path, don’t spend most of your time watching TV or on social media. These are external pursuits that will not bring your dreams any closer to you. If you like being on the internet to do research and read about your passions and interests, we consider this to be a constructive tool to use. But make sure to take time to also take a walk and breathe in some fresh air or do some exercise, just to give your brain a break from that kind of stimulation. Human brains and all brains need time to wind down so if you are having trouble relaxing or falling asleep, your online screen time may be the culprit. We will expand on this subject in another post in the future. For now, we wish you all the best in pursuing your dreams and expressing yourself. The whole universe is waiting to see the brilliance of who you are and know that we are cheering you on every step of the way.