Do you have any doubt at all about where you want to go in this life? How you want to feel? I bet you’re shaking your head, saying, “No! No doubt!” I bet you’re picturing yourself full of joy, standing in your strength, doing what feels right…a perfect reflection of who you really are.
Have you been using your Purpose Formula? I hope so because it is going to help take you to that glorious image of your essential self. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, please do …it will make you more aware of where you’ve been and where you want to travel.
Great! That is exactly where you are headed and you may even feel some inklings of that already, if you have been noticing your natural inclinations, if you are becoming more aware of your life purpose.
We talked about your True Nature…what happens when you allow that stillness to come. There are many ways to experience that deep, inner quiet…one of them is through meditation like the one I shared with you… Rest in Natural great Peace. Did you try it? Wow, it is so powerful, so simple. You are really just accessing what is there inside of you…you can call it many things…presence, the now, peace, stillness. Whatever you call it, it’s that feeling that tells you who you really are, without all the accumulated baggage…your True Nature.
That is all I’m really asking you to do…nothing more difficult than this. Experience your own stillness. See what happens when you allow the glass of muddy water to sit still for a few minutes. The water becomes clear as all the dirt particles sink to the bottom. Let yourself experience this …even for a few minutes a day. It will get easier the more you do it and it opens the door to so many wonderful gifts. …like, your Essential Qualities!
Your Essential Qualities are what begin to bubble up from the stillness…they are the ripples caused by the pebble hitting the quiet pool. What are they? I’m so glad you asked!
You know the answers already if you have experienced the stillness.
Joy. Compassion. Warmth. Love.
These are the kinds of qualities that come from being in the stillness. They just bubble up naturally, because they are part of you. They are quietly waiting for an invitation from you. As soon as you close your eyes and breathe, you will feel waves of these wonderful essential qualities. It may not be full-blown joy at first…it may just be a warm feeling …an indescribable peace. You feel better than you did when you first sat down. That’s enough! It takes time for these qualities to come to the surface. For some of us, they’ve been squished down for a long time. The have to be encouraged through your breath, unwrinkled by your silence, encouraged by your willingness to listen. They are there…I can guarantee that! You just need to tune in and say ‘Welcome”.
There must have been times in your life already when you have felt your essential qualities. You may not have called it that, but think back. Picture your life on a graph…some low points and some highs. Now when you bring back those high points, can you remember the feeling you experienced then? Was it joy? Was it a connection to humanity? Was it love? So, those qualities have always been there, right? Now it’s time to acknowledge what they are and how they can help you get to that wonderful place of standing in your True Self.
Practice bringing some of those qualities to your daily activities…your work, your home life, your bus trip back and forth…whatever. It doesn’t matter. what matters is your commitment to notice an essential quality and carry that with awareness into your life. Bring warmth to your job in the factory, bring joy to the office , bring compassion to your fellow workers.
Notice what happens. Make some notes if you want. I often find it helps me to see progress in my life when I write things down. But you do it the way it feels best to you. Just notice the difference …more smiling? more genuine conversations? a deeper sense of connection? It’s all possible.
And this all leads to revealing your Natural Gifts! I don’t just mean the skills or talents you’ve developed. I mean the gifts you were born with…the ones you may not have even noticed. Come back for this exciting exploration…your natural Gifts are about to be discovered!