“Discovering who you are today is the first step to being who you will be tomorrow”
One of the biggest challenges in trying to accomplish spiritual goals is that we tend to put them off until our everyday life will allow us to have more time or more money. Unfortunately, favouring work and domestic matters can leave the soul feeling drained if that’s not your soul’s desire and if not attended to it can lead to repressed emotions, resentment, anxiety and/ or depression.
How can you make inner discovery a focus? Take it one step at a time to declutter your life as well as your mind to lead a simple life. A few little changes can make things easier:
- Make it a part of your daily routine
Every person’s life is different however there are things that you can do to stop, turn inwards and switch off from the outside world. You may want to do the same thing daily or perhaps you want to change things up each day however the intention is the same: to quiet the mind, to find peace and clarity. Perhaps do some Yoga, journal writing, meditation or something creative.
2. Show your inner self that you’re serious
By making time to turn inwards consistently you will start to notice small changes in your personality, what you chose to spend your time doing and your perception on life. When we start showing up, life starts showing up for us. Everything may not always go ‘our way’, however we’ll then be able to deal with it in a much better manner. You might find that you don’t feel unworthy, guilty or insecure. If you do react to a situation you may only be stuck in that feeling for a short period of time rather than carrying around those feelings for weeks, months or even years!
3. Keep it simple
I’m slowly becoming a bigger and bigger fan of simplifying life. Through daily inner work I’ve found that I’m clearer on what is important to me, what I want to make time for and what truly brings me happiness. I value the experience and knowledge of those older than me in my family, writing is relaxing, reading is exciting, yoga is fun, and meditating is something I look forward to. I’ve decluttered non-essential things from my life whether it be objects, people or thoughts. By doing this, I’ve created more time for the things I love doing.