I've been reading a lot on self improvement lately. (Per usual, this is what I'm drawn to. Becoming my best self and teaching/sharing what I've learned with others)
"How do I find true happiness, who am I? How do I become more authentic and productive? What's my place in this world? Am I happy? Will I ever feel fulfilled?"
All of these questions flood through my mind, does this ever happen to you? This is my thinking mind on the regular. I know life is about the journey, and I just have this powerful feeling, instinctual in fact that I am going to be OK. I mean, of course I'm going to be ok but I think I will be more than ok. I'm not totally sure of my purpose but I am sure of enjoying the process in pursuit of it.
The most recent book I read, "The happiness equation" had some great information, left me feeling more intelligent and like I can try to apply the concepts learned. This book has me asking myself even more questions.
The most predominant one? Well, what makes me happy? Like truly happy?
"What would you do on a Saturday morning if you had no other obligations and could do anything you naturally wanted to do?"
Ok, well that's great & it puts things into a different perspective.
So what would I do? What would you do?
For me- travel is the main thing I'm always thinking of. I've done some of it, I've seen my own transformation from it, and I feel the biggest lessons in life can be learned by just getting out there, getting uncomfortable outside of your element and exploring. With little expectations and so much reward.
Aside from travel, it's Yoga. But really, right now for me- it's the learning of Yoga. It's the travel in pursuit of becoming my best me, learning and soaking up all the knowledge I can so that I can be extremely educated and feel totally confident in then being able to share those gifts that I learn with others.
It's being in nature, in warm to fall like weather. It's strolling through parks, exploring beautiful scenery where there may be mountainous landscapes or oceans and bodies of water. It's being with others that I feel entirely at ease and myself with (which should be everyone, if you're your true authentic self. But that's for another time)
It's being with someone I love, and having another to share experiences with, because who wants to potentially feel lonely.
And it's creating space and time for myself, because I've read enough, I've seen enough, and I've seen my own family do enough of that thing called "work". Our society has put work as the must do, the way. But I just can't get on the same page.
I've learned the lessons. Don't get me wrong, I do know there will have to be a point where I am trying to build my business so much that maybe a couple years of my life will be consumed by the hustle. Putting in the work to reap the benefits.
But I want to only do this if it's my ultimate passion, if I love it so much it isn't seen as work.
And I'm not going to lie, I fear that a little bit because then I wonder, what if I don't find the ultimate thing that provides passion to me? Because even though I love what I'm doing right now, I know there's more to it and I'm not head over heels with it all. It's definitely not my fullest expression.
Life is a journey. I'm open and humbled by the experience it provides me with. I believe in following my heart and gut feeling and am intrigued to the outcome that it will have for me.
What makes you happy? Take some time today and think about it, and then maybe you write about it. The more we explore, the more we can unravel. The more we unravel, the more likely it can become an actuality.
Get after your true self, your true happiness. We all deserve happiness, in the most open and expressive way we know how.