Every one of us wishes to be happy and to enjoy the life. But the hassles of life do not permit us and at last, we feel to have been compelled by the circumstances to live with lack of enjoyment. We try to get enjoyment through many means. But in vain. We need to revisit ourselves. Yesterday, we went through some tools. In the same sequence, some more tools are here as follow:
Discover Your Passion
At some point in our lives many of us ask that age-old question: “Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing that I’m not doing?” Maybe you haven’t asked yourself that question. Maybe you just feel like you’re not getting the most out of life or that it’s become routine – possibly even boring. The reason why this happens is because you’re not following your passion – or you haven’t discovered your passion.
Each one of us has a separate passion. They may be similar – but the way we go about it, the benefits we get from it and ultimately the true nature of that passion is different. When you are not centered, when you are not following your passion you end up being restless, agitated, bored and frustrated. Why is it that some people seem to have such a good time with life – they’re successful, in happy relationships, comfortable yet not bored? Why? Ask any of them and they’ll tell you – they do what they love – they follow their passion.
If you find that you’re just not enjoying life or feel that you’re not getting the most out of life you may not be on the right track anymore. You may not be following your passion. You first need to know what your passion is. This passion can and likely will change at different points of your life. That is – your passion today will likely be different than it was 10-years ago. That’s okay – it’s actually a good thing. It’s a sign of growth – and growth is good – now you might say: “Well, how am I supposed to know what my passion is or how do I know if it’s changed?”
How to identify your passion?
The first step is to understand and accept that you do have a passion that you can follow. That your passion will allow you to live a happy fulfilled life. Why? Because when you follow your passion, your spirit, or your higher self, or that part of you that is not tied to the ego – is in control. It is happy and doing what it was meant to do.
When this happens – that higher part of yourself – that part that we do not scientifically understand but we know exists – begins to connect with the universe on a deeper level. When it does this it brings together the people and events necessary for you to enjoy your life. Here, you may say, “I don’t know what my passion is. What am I supposed to do?”
Don’t worry – you’re actually half way home. The mere fact that you understand that you have a passion and that you recognize your need to follow, it is an incredibly positive step. What you need to do next is begin to tap your inner wisdom and subconscious mind to guide you – so that you discover your passion follow the same. How do you do this? First, start by telling yourself that you do know what you want to do. Tell yourself that you do know your passion and that you’re ready to follow it. You may again repeat, “I don’t know what I want to do – how can I tell myself I do know what I want to do when I don’t know what my passion is?”
Remember every thought that you have can lead to a belief. Beliefs are picked up by the subconscious mind and manifested in reality. If you believe that you don’t know what you want to do or that you don’t know your passion – then your subconscious mind will simply create opportunities for you to be more and more confused – it will create situations for you so that you don’t know what you want. If instead, you say you do know your true passion, that you’ve discovered your true passion, that you are on the right track and you are following your passion – your subconscious will start creating opportunities for you that are in line with your passion. Sometimes these opportunities are simple signs that would lead you to a path that seems to be off the beaten track. It may even sound like something completely ridiculous at first thought.
But as you follow those signs, those opportunities, you’ll find that things fall into place rather easily, you’ll start to enjoy the process and then begin to get excited. This can and will only happen when you no longer let your ego mind dominate. When you are no longer doing things to impress other people – but are doing things that you simply enjoy.
Get Your Mind Working For You
Now you must start thinking. Put on your thinking cap and get your mind moving in a new direction. Write if you want – think about all the things you like doing – don’t worry about how you’re going to make money from them – just start thinking about all that you like doing. If you had a day off or a week off, what would you do? Don’t say: “nothing” – because you would likely do what you enjoy. Start doing those things that you enjoy. Why? Because when you’re happy things start to flow naturally.
Have Some Fun
When you enjoy doing something, things will start to come together for you. As you continue doing this you’ll find that there are many things that you enjoy – things that you may have stopped doing for some unknown reason.
Smith loved playing basketball – not in an organized way – just a game of pickup every weekend. But after he got married and had a child he found he was no longer playing basketball. He said life was just too hectic. I suggested he should start playing again and asked him to call some old friends and get back on the court. At the time he was fed up with his job – no longer satisfied with it and was yearning for a change. He didn’t know what he needed to do – he just needed a change. He started playing basketball – at first it was just a few guys but after a few weeks they had enough for two 5 a side teams. One of the guys had just moved to the city and was looking to start up a small furniture business. Smith loved buying old furniture – he told me he would often walk around the city looking for antiques that had been overlooked. He didn’t want antiques – he just liked the old style of furniture.
The two of them got to know each other and a year ago started a small business – a furniture shop that specializes in replicating old style furniture – antique style furniture without the antique prices. Smith found his passion – while following another passion – playing pick-up basketball.
When you follow your passion, when you do what you enjoy – you get back on track and end up doing what you really want. It all flows naturally – because you’re opening yourself up to greater possibilities and you’re doing things just for the fun of it – you’re no longer letting your ego dominate. You’re just having fun.
Stop banging your head against the wall trying to figure it out. You have all the answers within you – go inside and learn how to get connected to powers greater than your ego that will allow you to live a rewarding, fulfilling life.
But Life doesn’t have to be painful. It doesn’t have to be difficult. Make some time for yourself – you are just as important as all those things that you do that tie up your time during the day. The answer is not in a new job, or a new home or a new relationship – it’s within. Let your inner powers guide you to the life you want and deserve. Start by doing the things you enjoy – have a little fun – and the road will be wide open and filled with new possibilities. You’ll get back on track sooner than if you tried to figure it out yourself otherwise.
Take a look at what you like doing in life and start doing it. See how you feel while you’re doing it and after you’re done. If you don’t have the time – make the time – after all – it’s your life and this is the only life you have right now – so make the most of it – start doing the things you enjoy.
Start changing and eliminating negative thoughts. Create positive thoughts and positive beliefs. Start living the life you want today. With Creating Power you’ll begin eliminating the negative thoughts in the very first week and you’ll begin creating positive thoughts that direct your subconscious mind to create the life you want.
Be Happy – Enjoy Your Life.