I’ve been helping people find and follow their passion since 2009.
And I’ve been on this path myself for my whole adult life.
What I’ve begun to see is that you can’t logically force your passion to reveal itself.
It’s a process of unfolding, discovering, and letting go.
We’re all born with a specific set of strengths.
We each view the world in a slightly different way, which means that we contribute to it in our unique way.
But we grow up around people that tell us what we can do, and what we can’t.
We’re told we can’t do this, or say that. So we learn to suppress who we are, which is why we have such difficulty uncovering our path.
This is something that has to unfold
It’s not up to your mind to determine a path.
We live in a culture that says that you need to set goals and make things happen. But my experience has been just the opposite.
The more you let go, the more your purpose reveals itself to you.
Letting go is a tricky word, because it’s associated with defeat, when in reality it’s the ultimate victory.
What you’re letting go of is control you never had in the first place. You’re letting go of the fear of fear. You dive into your shadows and discover that there is nothing there.
You start seeing through the paradoxical nature of your mind.
You learn something that I was lucky to learn when I was young: My mind was never meant to determine my path in life.
My body is my vehicle, and it knows where to go
My inner GPS nudges me along my path, not my mind.
My mind is great for research and for sharing what I find, but not for making decisions in my life.
As you begin to tune into your inner GPS, so your passion begins to unfold. The more you surrender, the more you brush away the dirt and discover what’s hiding beneath.
This is what I’ve discovered.
And what’s interesting is that when I’m on the right path, I feel good. It’s like life is telling me: “You’re on the right path, keep going.”
Yet this doesn’t mean that you’ll live an easy life, or become famous, or bathe in a vault of gold.
Sometimes those things are on your path, but often they aren’t. And in the end, it doesn’t matter, because when you’re on your path, you feel like you are where you belong.
This is something I’ve begun to glimpse
There is no formula I can give you that will catapult you to the end. It’s not about that anyway.
All I can do is share what I discover, and hope that it empowers you to listen to your inner GPS.
Because when you listen to your inner GPS, you realize that life is lived one decision at a time. With each decision you make, you get closer to the life that was meant for you.
It’s like driving a car. It doesn’t matter how lost you are, because eventually you will end up on the right road, if you listen to the GPS that was always there.
But your mind will get in the way
Your mind is the radio that blocks the soft whisper of your inner GPS.
And that’s to be expected. Part of this path is to learn to see through your mind. Not to battle against your mind, but to not take it so seriously.
So by all means read books, explore your passions, and have fun with this, but notice when you start trying to force clarity.
Investigate everything this world has to offer. That is what the mind is for. But then let it go, and let life flow through you.
Notice what opportunities come.
And notice how your body responds to those opportunities.