So you’re most likely sitting in some kind of chair right now or lying on some kind of bed. You’re surrounded by things that are familiar to you. What does the room you’re in look like? Is it messy or clean? What colour are the walls? If you look outside the window, what do you see? Trees? A parking lot, maybe? These are all things that are a part of your world. You see them everyday, and have basically become accustomed them. What about the due date of that new assignment? Or that five hour shift that you have to work tonight? These are obviously all a part of your world as well. I’m pretty sure you can see what I’m trying to get at!
Now take a second to really look at that world around you. What is meant to be there? The walls that surround you are a part of the building that you’re in… are you meant to be there? The science books on your book shelf… are they? Does it feel right to you? If something doesn’t quite feel right being there, ask yourself if it was meant to come into your life in the first place. Does it serve you positively or negatively?
In your mind, have you constructed things in your life that don’t actually exist? Like worries over something that probably won’t happen? Or the belief that someone does not like you, even though, realistically, that probably isn’t the case? Us as humans have the natural tendency to create patterns and relationships in our minds that aren’t actually there. This can make our lives more difficult and worrisome. It crowds up the space in those mushy pink mounds of matter inside of each of our heads, which happen to have so much control over us.
I’m picking all of this apart because our lives tend to accumulate a lot of clutter which we don’t actually need. We spend more of our time thinking, pondering, and analyzing these additional things than we really need to. Really, life is so much simpler than what we make of it.
Now, guess what you are? You’re a soul. And as a soul, you have one big mission; and that is to find your calling. Every soul has their own calling, regardless of who they are, what they have done, or what they have yet to do. It really is a huge responsibility of yours because that’s why you were put on this earth.
In order to do this, you need to try to simplify the world around you, and weed out the things that don’t belong there. What do you truly enjoy? What do you get so involved in that you entirely loose track of time? What feels right? Those are the things that you’re going to want to chase after. Have you ever felt drawn to do something in particular without having a reason for it? Or have you ever felt like you’re meant to do more? Listen these feelings, even if they seem totally out of this world. Don’t let the clutter of unimportant things in your life distract you from them and where you’re meant to go. Regardless of what it is, you’re meant to be there. So don’t try to ignore it!
And to find your calling? It won’t be easy. With so many possibilities integrated into the world around us, it’s not hard to get tangled up in something that is not meant for us. But be aware that once you’ve found it, you’ll know. Everything will seem to fall into it’s place. You’ll have reached such a genuine state of happiness over what you have brought into your life. But until then, don’t settle. Don’t ever settle until you are certain that you’ve found your spot. And to start? Be quiet. Listen. Your soul has all of the answers, and knows exactly where to go.
All you need to do is listen to it.