5 Questions To Help You Figure Out Your Soul's Calling
There is no denying the fact that we all came to this world as originals, each of us with a unique set of talents, abilities and a unique path to follow. With this uniqueness comes a calling; our duty to impart on our world positively and to leave it just a little bit if not a lot better than we found it. Our calling makes itself known as an inner urge, a persistent tugging of our hearts compelling us towards a certain path. We all feel it, we all have it, Yet few of us ever pay heed.
The society we grow in is partly responsible. With its insistent way of coercing us to conform, its silent molding of us to fit in, it dilutes our originality. The result is a really confused set of humans battling between the need to follow the callings of their heart and the need to do what everyone thinks is right. On so many occasion, we give in to the pressures of the latter.
And so we battle unhappiness and fulfillment on a daily basis. We try to fill the emptiness we feel with habits that are often destructive. Until stealthily but surely, as we move towards the end, we start to be plagued by that one question; has my life been worth it? And of course you don't have half a chance at making the answer to that question favourable if you don't even know what your calling is.
Here are 5 questions to help you figure it out faster.
1. What were you fascinated with doing as a kid?
Closely knitted with our calling is our unique talent or gift that we came into this world with, and there's no better time that we express this talent with full abandon than during childhood when the social pressure to conform hasn't yet registered on our consciousness. Take your mind back to that time of your life and try to remember, what was that thing which you were fascinated to do? What was it that you found very easy even though others find it difficult?
2. What are you often compelled to do but find it most difficult to act on?
As I mentioned earlier, the society is only partly responsible for suppression the voice of our calling. The other culprit is resistance. While the voice is ever persistent, resistance is never far away to make sure we give ourselves as many excuses as possible not to act. Chances are, you already know this is happening. The intensity of resistance can guide you in the right direction as far as your calling is concerned.
3. What gives you an immense amount of joy, satisfaction and a sense of purpose?
It might be a difficult thing to do, but coming round to it often fills you with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. If the answer to number 2 above fits this category, then you know you're on the right track.
4. What topics or issues do you feel emotionally attached to?
You're not a talkative, but you find yourself foaming in the mouth when such issues are brought up. They're not necessarily anything to do with you, but you feel a strong attachment to them and you have strong opinions about them which you're not afraid to voice.
5. What would you like to be remembered for?
Believe me, it's not that thing you've been telling yourself for a long time. That's probably your ego doing the talking. You need an answer that comes from within, from the core of your being. And the best way to get it is to meditate on the question.
By answering this five questions, you'll find patterns that points you directly at what your soul's calling really is. If it strikes a cord or gives you a surge of emotion, then you know you've got it right. Otherwise do not be discouraged, try again. May you experience the joy, happiness and fulfillment that comes with heeding to your callings
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