Finding your calling is the first step you take towards a life filled with joy, inner peace, love, and fulfillment.
Finding Your Calling
When I first started writing on this blog, I had no idea what I was doing and whether anyone was going to read what I was writing. I just knew that I had to write and so I wrote.
My mind and many of my old friends kept telling me to cut the nonsense and get a life because I had no right to talk about the things I was writing since I wasn’t an “expert”. But my heart kept telling me not to pay attention to those self-defeating thoughts nor to those people and just write. And that’s exactly what I did. I continued to write.
I wrote about all the things I personally needed to know more about and the more I was writing the more I was learning. You know what they say, you teach that which you yourself need to learn. And I desperately needed to learn about all of the things I was writing.
I started writing about forgiveness, about how to be happy, how to love everything and be attached to nothing, about the things that are holding us back in life. I started writing about all the things my heart and Soul were thirsty and hungry for, and by doing so I was able to resuscitate my Soul and bring my true self back to life. I was able to discover who I really was.
I was able to find my calling and purpose in life.
Finding Your Calling in Life: Why Taking the Road Less Traveled Will Take You There
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’ s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others` opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” ~ Steve Jobs
If I would’ve listened to my mind and if I would’ve followed the “good” advice of those around me I would’ve stopped writing and my life would’ve been a lot different from what it is now. But luckily I didn’t. I was too tired to follow the crowd and live my life the way everyone else was living it and decided to do things differently instead.
I took the road less traveled by, and that made a huge difference in my life.
“Unless someone can look into the core of your heart, and see the degree of your passion, or look into the depths of your soul and see the extent of your will, then they have no business telling you what you can or cannot achieve. Because while they may know the odds, they do not know you. Nor do they know the power of your angels.” ~ Sandra Kring
In life, people will try to convince you that what you feel in your heart is not what you should apply in your life and that to dream is to be naive. That you should look for safety and stability, always “behaving” and doing what everyone else is doing and it’s so important to stop for a little while, take a few steps back and ask yourself:
What do I want?
How do I want my life to unfold?
“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” ~ Albert Einstein
Things are changing, life is changing, and thank God they are because we can’t continue to live the way we used to anymore. We need to wake up and we need to start claiming, embracing and living the lives we are meant to be living and no longer live the lives we were led to believe that we should be living.
If you feel you are being called to do something new, something different; if you hear your heart calling you, begging you to do things you have never done before and explored worlds you have never explored before, do it!
Your heart, your soul, your intuition, your inner GPS… they are a lot wiser than you think and they know things that your mind does not. Dare to trust their wisdom. Dare to take the road less traveled will lead you to find your calling and purpose in life.
Taking the road less traveled will take you there.
Learn to learn to listen to your own inner voice, to do what you yourself feel in your heart is right for you and not what the majority thinks you should do. If you follow the crowd you will go no further than the crowd.
Don’t be afraid to let go of familiar places and familiar faces to explore new lands. Don’t be afraid to take the path less traveled and do things that nobody else dared to do before.
Find the courage to take risks. To get out of your comfort zone and go the opposite direction from where everyone else is going. Simply because your heart is asking you too.
Give up the need to live your life the way everyone else expects you to live, raising and lowering yourself to the level of their expectations. Start living life your own way. Know that it’s not the world you should try to impress but rather your own Soul, your own inner being and by doing so, you will effortlessly impress the world around you.
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Do you believe it’s true that we all have a calling in life, a purpose to fulfill? Have you found your calling in life? I really want to know what are your thoughts on this. You can share your insights by joining the conversation in the comment section below 🙂