Alright, time to write a new article, what do I want to write about?
I want to write about how to find your life’s passion. All in all, it’s really simple, but the ego usually thinks it has to be big, awesome, spectacular etc. especially if you don’t know what to do..
The truth is that you do know, even when you say you don’t, and only you can know. That does not mean that nobody can help you figure it out, just realize, that the answer will come from you. So let’s start with why it’s really simple. “The love of life is in the little things”, or “The heart is filled with little thing” or “to the heart, little things are big”, and so on. It’s really simple when you realize that any passion, leads to more passion, so start with whatever tiny bit you have, and start reeling that in. That means, of all the options you have available to take any action on right now, one of those has a bit more passion, excitement, fun etc the any of the other options. So go do that, and see where it leads you. Once it’s done, repeat. Do this for the rest of your life!
Now for those that like to complicate things. There are a lot of ideas that can help you hone inn what it is that you would love to do more than anything else. Like as a life long theme or the like. In my opinion, for my life, there is no such thing, because I choose that for myself. I like life to be an endless adventure where I’m often simply a noob, that does not know how to do stuff yet, because it’s new, and there is no end to new. There is only an end to our description of life, not to life itself. As some dude once said “there is nothing ordinary about the ordinary, except our description of it”, or as another rascal said “there are only two ways to live your life, one is as though nothing is a miracle, the other is as though everything is a miracle”..
So let’s make some sections, folders, fragments and other juicy stuff people who like to complicate things like to do.
Let’s start with VAK. (Visual, Audio, Kinestetic, as coined by NLP).
The idea is that when you grow up you use primarily one of these 3 senses the most to determine if reality is real. And it’s this sense that you would have the most control over, and since it’s this sense you have most control over, usually, it’s the sense you have the most talent in, and the one you close when you are frightened, so it also often becomes the one with the most “blocks” or “hang ups”. It’s easy to test, when you get scared which sense do you close? Do you cover you eyes, or your ears? When you speak, which direction do you eyes look to gather mental information the most etc. You can read more about this here VAK.
So the idea is that whatever your primary sense is, is probably the one that would give you the most enjoyment to use. (just don’t suppress the other ones because of this, everything becomes enhanced by including more senses.) And realize at the same time, that you might have some fears doing just that, because that’s the sense you close in fear.
So that is one way. Now let’s play with some other ways.
Like doing a dream journey. If this is completely new to you, any hypnosis intro you’ll find can be of a great help to get you into a good state of mind to access information, Just stop it when the affirmations starts, and go on your own journey from that point on.
So what you can do is infinite, this is the realm of imagination, and your way will always be the best way of doing anything that has to do with getting to know you, but I’m gonna get the ball rolling for you anyway and give you some examples for you to play with.
After the relaxation, imagine that you are standing in front of a huge wall filled with doors and drawers and hatches and any kind of something that you can open up, and peek what’s inside. Let’s say it’s 10.000 doors, stacked up and down and to the sides. All different, all representing something you could do in your life. Behind each door is a path you can take in life. Some of them you really don’t want to go through, you can mark them, or have them all locked, or just leave them if you wish. Some of them are maybe things you are wondering about, but not really that interested, then there can be doors with paths that would expand you, and then there are those that you would love to do. Let those that have a path you would love to do glow up. How many are there? Is there any one that glows brighter then any other? Decide to go to that door. Fly, or take an elevator or in any way you would like get to that door. It’s your imagination, you can do it however you want. Now being in front of the door. What is it made of? What color does it have? Do you hear a sound? Does it have a lock? is it locked? if it’s locked, take your key, and open it. It’s your door, your life, so of course you have the key. Now open the door, walk in, and close it behind you.
Look at your feet, what are you standing on? What are you wearing? What do you see around you? What do you hear? What do you feel? Is there anything you want to look at? Anywhere you want to go? Go there. in any way you want. Explore it, write it down, draw it etc. Is there someone there, human or a being, or even a thing? Ask if it has a message for you. Does it speak it? Show it? Lead you anywhere etc. All of this can be awesome clues for you to learn more about yourself.
When you have explored enough, come out of it, open your eyes, or shake a bit, write a bit, draw a bit. What have you learned?
It might very well be that you find a very complicated way of telling yourself to keep it simple, you know. Everyone is different. And it’s not something that is normally taught. In fact normally, we are taught how to fit into a role in society, and that is “normal”. But normal is kind of an insanity, because everyone is unique, different, incomparable, and so being normal is impossible. You can only be you. You can pretend to be someone else, but you’ll only be happy being you. And if you ever want to find out exactly why you are so unique, so valuable, one of a kind, you simply have to be you. And you’ll find out, I’m sure, that when you are you, regardless if anyone tells you otherwise, you will actually then fit in the whole scheme of things, because, well let’s use a metaphor, if the world is a puzzle and everyone is a unique puzzle piece, then you will only fit if you are the right shape, and the right shape is when you are you. If you are trying to be some other shape, you won’t fit, and things have a grindy way of working out for you, if it works out at all. And if you choose to be you, since you then fit, everything has an odd way of just working out perfectly, synchronistically.
Maybe all this still sounds too simple, worry not, because I am also one of those that like to complicate things, if for nothing else then so I can rediscover that I don’t.
We are curious beings that sometimes choose to do things we don’t want to do, in order to get to do what we want to do. And spend most of our energy on the things we don’t want to do, and find that we at the end, don’t have enough energy left to do what we really wanted to do. And that to me, is also a completely valid experience of life, and there is really no way for anyone to say if that is the right or wrong path for anyone else but the one having the experience.
I will say this though about that idea. There are millions of paths in life to choose, and none of them lead anywhere, they all lead to death, and since you’re gonna die anyway, don’t be in a hurry, and don’t choose a path that you don’t like. We all live way to short a life to experience all the wonders life has to offer, don’t waste it. In other words, choose a path that you love, that makes you happy, that makes you tingle. See the value of that. Hear it, Feel it! I mean, I love a challenging path that makes me grow and expand and laugh, and I can sweat and puff, and muck quite about, and yet I’m filled to the brim with love for my path, however oddly it turns and twists and leads me to places I never imagined existed.
So here you are, back at the beginning, out of all the options you have right now, that you can take any action on, be it big or small, there is one of them that you really want to do more then any of the others, go do that!