It is easy to go through life feeling lost and unfulfilled.
We search for a sense of purpose and meaning.
This is often because we have not yet discovered who we truly are.
Or what we want out of life.
If we feel this way, we are surely not alone.
YET THE JOURNEY TO FIND OURSELVES CAN BE A TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCE.
It can help us gain a deeper understanding of our own identity and what we want out of life.
The first step in this journey is to take a step back and reflect on our life so far.
We can ask ourselves questions such as what are our values?
What are our passions?
What do we enjoy doing?
What do we believe in?
BY TAKING TIME TO REFLECT ON THESE QUESTIONS, WE START TO GAIN A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE WANT OUT OF LIFE.
It is can also be important to step out of our comfort zone and try new things.
This can involve taking up a new hobby, volunteering in a new community, or even traveling to a new place.
By exposing ourselves to new experiences and environments, we gain a better understanding of our strengths, weaknesses, and the things that truly bring us joy.
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THIS JOURNEY IS TO BE KIND TO OURSELVES.
Often, we are our own harshest critics and we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be perfect.
Remembering that it is okay to make mistakes and that the journey to find ourselves is not a straight line., will serve us well.
Allowing ourselves the time and space to grow and explore without putting too much pressure on ourselves can also help.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS JOURNEY IS TO SURROUND OURSELVES WITH UPLIFTING AND SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE.
Seeking out friends and family members who support and inspire us, and who encourage our journey can make such a big difference.
It can also be helpful to work with a professional, a trusted advisor, or a life coach who can provide guidance and support as we navigate the process.
FINALLY, BEING PATIENT AND PERSISTENT IS KEY.
Finding ourselves is not something that will happen overnight.
It is a process that takes time and effort.
STAYING COMMITTED TO OUR JOURNEY AND TRUSTING THAT THE ANSWERS WILL COME TO IN DUE TIME MAKES IT JUST A LITTLE EASIER.
Going on a journey to find ourselves can be a life-changing experience.
It can help us gain a deeper understanding of our identity and what we want from life.
By reflecting on our values and passions, stepping out of our comfort zone, being kind to ourselves, surrounding ourselves with positive people, and being patient and persistent, we will be well on our way to discovering our true self and living a fulfilling life.
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour