“Silence has its own music; it is silence that enables us to see ourselves and the things around us.” -Paulo Coelho
Until you know your deepest passion and reason for being, you are free-floating through life.
And, no matter how much you accomplish or how much wealth you accumulate, you’ll keep looking for more. There’ll be a sense of dissatisfaction, a feeling that something is missing and the nagging suspicion that it’ll never be enough.
Knowing who you are provides confidence, a sense of calm and quiet joy. Your worth and your place in the world are clear; you are content with your choices and realize that you don’t need much to be happy, no great wealth to feel complete.
To know your inner truth you don’t have to do more or think harder.
Who you are lies in the gap between words and reasoning, in the space of not doing and the silence of perception. Tweet it.
Since most of us are not very proficient in listening to silence, who we are is often revealed through others. As Paulo Coelho describes it in his book “The Alchemist”, people are put in your path to show you the way. It’s your job to recognize them on your journey.
These guides may show up as a mother who lets you dabble in your curiosities despite a teacher’s opinions, as a spouse who sees your gift and puts his highest trust in you or as a stranger who you meet when you least expect its and who provides you with the answer you have been looking for.
Once your calling becomes clear, you are drawn to it with every fiber of your being.
Sure, your mind will still try to fight your inner wisdom and tell you that life can’t be as terrific – or easy; that things have to be complicated or hard. You’ll have days of uncertainty and fear looking for proof and reassurance to make sure you are on the right track. Other times you’ll be questioning your quest and doubting your inner voice.
However, just as you’ll find your calling by listening to the world around you, you’ll be able to find proof in the silent gap between your thoughts and worries. Deep in your heart you’ll know whether or not you are making the right choices. By looking for opportunities and listening to the people who have your best interest at heart, you’ll find the reassurances that will keep you on your path.
My tip: Look for your guides – mentors, books, movies, stories, etc. – and listen for those gaps of silence.
As always, thank you for reading.
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