This was not meant to be a lesson in any form of Religion, but rather a lesson in faith, a lesson in Self and Self worth. For me, the road was long………This is not something that will happen overnight, nor is it something that will happen at the drop of a hat. First, you must want that change in your life, and then you must be determined to make that change happen. A change can be as simple as taking a new route to work, choosing brown shoes instead of black! Life is simple, how we live our lives makes it difficult to find our purpose, power and path.
If you consider some of the following points it will give some insight as to how you can begin to clear the clutter from your mind and become a bit more conscious of your calling and ultimately lead to your purpose.
PRAYER and MEDITATION- Some say they’re different, but I beg to differ; because in both practices we find that stillness within ourselves that allows us to remove our focus away from what we don’t have and focus on what we do have. It brings calm in the midst of Chaos. In theism, this offers direct communication with God. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 KJV. Allowing for the opportunity to express your feelings about the problems in the present, to seek guidance, and strength to deal with those problems. Others simply see it as a form of de-stressing, clearing the mind and connecting with our inner being. I believe the only difference between the two is that prayer is speaking to God, and meditation is listening to God.
SEEK MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION- I find listening to music, reading or even watching a lecture on youtube works for me. A few of my favourite lectors are Bob Proctor, Joel Osteen, Les Brown, Eckart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Allan Watts, Napoleon Hill… But there are so many others out there to choose from, find those that speak and where you find that connection. Then create your playlist for each. I run my playlist a few minutes each morning and at night before going to bed. If I’m not doing that, I’m praying. I try to do as much as I can to centre myself and clear my mind from all the negative vibes I may have picked up during the day……..
POSITIVE PEOPLE- It’s quite ok to release people who no longer serve a purpose in your life. Again I’m not speaking about USING people, but people come in and out of our lives for a reason, many are there to either teach you a lesson or as a blessing. Know the difference and KNOW when to cut loose! You are the only person responsible for your happiness, keep people around you who will foster that happiness and mentor your spiritual growth. Remove yourself from any and all situation that does not lift your spirit.
Last but not least……….JUST BELIEVE-Have Faith. “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen ” Hebrews 11:1 KJV. Believe that your situation will get better! Belief is something I highly revere; it doesn’t matter how hard life gets or hard I fall, I get up stronger than I was before with a belief that things will be better.