It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the everyday activities and demands of life. Once you are an adult, you typically have a routine that keeps you running from dawn tonight. You wake up early, grab some coffee and it’s off to work you go.
The day Is filled with endless emails and mundane tasks that, truthfully, often have little meaning at all. When work is done you have to head home and fight a chaotic commute. There’s the evening meal to prepare, some time to help get the kids ready for bed, and the ever-present emails that have to be checked again. Life is a blur, repeatedly.
Then one day you find that everything changes. The pandemic arrives and suddenly your routine is turned upside down. Simple pleasures, like going out for a restaurant meal with family or friends, are gone. Worst of all, it suddenly doesn’t feel safe anymore. With the pandemic on the scene, it is no longer possible to take life for granted anymore.
Right before our eyes, our everyday existence dissolved and we found ourselves wondering what is truly important in this world. For many, this heralded an awakening to a deeper search for our soul’s truth of why we are here. How to find your soul purpose?
1. Creating the Space for Self-Discovery
If you are looking to make truly meaningful changes, you need time for reflection and self-discovery. Finding your true path and the deeper calling of your soul takes effort and space. When you are pursuing these quests for true understanding, it’s helpful to create a work-life equilibrium that lets you balance the demands of your profession with your need for self-development.
Once you have freed up time to go on the path of self-discovery, you’ll need to immerse yourself in the process. You’ll want to do a self-inventory and rediscover what has called to you over the years. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
There are excellent books that can guide you through a series of questions that can help you reconnect to your true purpose. Journaling is another tool that can help you find what you came here to do.
2. Lowering Your Monthly Expenses
If you want to make sure you have the time to find out what truly calls to you, you’ll need to reduce your monthly expenses so you don’t have to work as much each month. It’s helpful to carefully review your existing debt and the payments you make to determine if you can reconfigure some of your obligations.
If you are a recent college graduate, your financial review is likely to shine a spotlight on your student loans. Interest rates have fallen dramatically since the start of the pandemic. If you’d like to change your relationship with your student debt, you should look into refinancing. Interest rates are currently at near historic lows, so you may be able to secure a new, consolidated loan that offers more favorable monthly payments. Your new loan could save you thousands and cut years off your payments too.
3. Hire a Life Coach as Your Guide
Sometimes it can be difficult to discover your true purpose. In other cases, you may find your soul’s calling but not know how to proceed from there. In either case, a great life coach can help you overcome obstacles along your path. A coach is an experienced expert and guide who can help you fine-tune your purpose and come up with a plan to make your dream real.
As you walk the path you’ve discovered, you’ll be amazed by all the resistance that comes up. Our ego and mind are reluctant to give up control and leave the safe haven of the everyday. Your coach can work with you to understand what is holding you back and come up with ways to remove or bypass your blocks.
Famed artist Norman Lindsay, in a letter sent to a friend, said, “life is an adventure in the discovery of self”. When you commit to the path of discovering the true purpose of your soul, you honor your very reason for being and you have a chance to fulfill your true destiny.
You create your epic adventure and chart your own unique course in life. And when you finally leave this planet you will be able to smile and say you lived the truth of your being and followed in the footsteps of life’s true adventurers over the centuries of time.