At some point in our lives many of us ask that age-old question: “Why am I here? What am I supposed to be doing that I’m not doing?” Maybe you haven’t asked yourself that question. Maybe you just feel like you’re not getting the most out of life or that it’s become routine – possibly even boring. The reason why this happens is because you’re not following your passion – or you haven’t discovered your passion or calling. In this post you’re going to learn how to discover your calling so that you start enjoying life again.
Recognise That You Do Have A Calling
Each one of us has a separate calling. They may be similar – but the way we go about and the benefits we get and ultimately the true nature of that calling is different. When you are not centred, when you are not following your calling you end up being restless, agitated, bored and frustrated. Why is it that some people seem to have such a good time with life – they’re successful, in happy relationships, comfortable yet not bored? Why? Ask any of them and they’ll tell you – they do what they love – they follow their calling and their passion.
If you find that you’re just not enjoying life or feel that you’re not getting the most out of life you may not be on the right track anymore. You may not be following your calling. Let me explain something about “following your calling.” By this I mean following your passion. Of course in order to this you first need to know what your passion or your calling is. This passion or calling can and likely will change at different points of your life. That is – your calling or passion today will likely be different than it was 10-years ago. That’s okay – it’s actually a good thing. It’s a sign of growth – and growth is good – now you might say: “Well, how am I supposed to know what my calling is or if it’s changed?” I’m about to help you resolve this.
The first step is to understand and accept that you do have a calling. That you do have a reason to live.
The next step is to start thinking. Put on your thinking cap and get your mind moving in a new direction. Write if you want – think about all the things you like doing – don’t worry about how you’re going to make money from them – just start thinking about all that you like doing. If you had a day off or a week off – what would you do? Don’t say nothing – because you would likely do what you enjoy. Start doing those things that you enjoy. Why? Because when you’re happy things start to flow naturally.
Why We Need To Follow Our Calling
When you enjoy doing something – things start to come together for you. As you continue doing this you’ll find that there are many things that you enjoy – things that you may have stopped doing for some unknown reason.
I have a friend, Femi, who loved drawing and painting – not professionally but for leisure – always a fun filled activity every free period for him. But after he got engrossed with school work and he got drowned in the necessity to excel academically. He said life was just too hectic. I suggested he start painting and drawing again – in fact – I urged him to start painting again and asked him to call some old friends and start playing. At the time he was almost fed up with even school – no longer satisfied with it and was yearning for a change. He didn’t know what – he just needed a change. He started painting – at first it was just a few friends but after a few weeks a lot of students both in and out of the hostel knew of his exploits. When you follow your passion, when you do what you enjoy – you get back on track and end up doing what you really want. It all flows naturally – because you’re opening yourself up to greater possibilities and you’re doing things just for the fun of it – you’re no longer letting your ego dominate. You’re just having fun.
Stop banging your head against the wall trying to figure it out. You have all the answers within you – go inside and learn how to get connected a passion that you can follow. That your passion and calling will allow you to live a happy fulfilled life. Why? Because when you follow your passion, your spirit, or your higher self, or that part of you that is not tied to the ego – is in control. It is happy and doing what it was meant to do. When this happens – that higher part of yourself – that part that we do not scientifically understand but we know it exists – begins to connect with the universe on a deeper level. When it does this it brings together the people and events necessary for you to enjoy your life. I know what you’re going to say: “Yeah but Adeolu, I don’t know what my calling is. What am I supposed to do?”
Don’t worry – you’re actually half way home. The mere facts that you understand you have a calling and that you recognise your need to follow it is an incredibly positive step. What you need to do next is begin to tap your inner wisdom and subconscious mind to guide you – so that you discover your calling and follow your passion.
How To Discover and Follow Your Calling
How do you do this? First start by telling yourself that you do know what you want to do. Tell yourself that you do know your passion and that you’re ready to follow it. Right about now I usually get the following comment: “Adeolu, I just said I don’t know what I want to do – how can I tell myself I do know what I want to do when I don’t know what my calling is?”
Remember – every thought that you have can lead to a belief. Beliefs are picked up by the subconscious mind and manifested in reality. If you believe that you don’t know what you want to do or that you don’t know your calling or that you don’t know your passion – then your subconscious mind will simply create opportunities for you to be more and more confused – it will create situations for you so that you don’t know what you want. If instead, you say you do know your true calling, that you’ve discovered your true calling, that you are on the right track and you are following your passion – your subconscious will start creating opportunities for you that are in line with your calling and passion. Sometimes these opportunities are simple signs that would lead you to a path that seems to be off the beaten track. It may even sound like something completely ridiculous at first thought. But as you follow those signs, those opportunities, you’ll find that things fall into place rather easily, you’ll find that start to enjoy the process and then begin to get excited. This can and will only happen when you no longer let your ego mind dominate. When you are no longer doing things to impress other people – but are doing things that you simply enjoy.
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