What does your heart yearn for?
What do you crave?
Are you doing what you really want to do with your life?
If not, why not?
Maybe your answer is, I don’t know what I want.
I am going to challenge you on that answer.
I believe that you do know.
I believe that the answer lives inside of you.
Taking some time to be still with yourself will help you access the answer.
Can you carve out some quiet time so that you can pay attention to what your heart really wants? Maybe just for five minutes. Or ten.
Sit still and listen.
What do I really want?
Your heart knows.
If the answer doesn’t come to the surface after some time listening, try one or more of these questions:
What makes me come alive? In other words, what activity makes me lose track of time or even forget to eat? Then figure out how you can do more of that.
What did I want to be when I was eight years old? What did I hope my life would be like then? (Sometimes our child self has more access to our true desires than our adult self does!)
How do I want to feel every day? (Go for more here than just “happy.” For example: Peaceful, grateful, loving)
What does my ideal day look like?
Over the next week, write down anything that comes to mind as you keep the question of what you truly want in the front of your mind.
Even if something sounds silly or impossible to you, write it down. Maybe you will see a pattern in what emerges.
PS. Save your list for next week, because we’re going to tackle the obstacles that get in the way of what you really want.