Are you Heading Down the Wrong Passion Path?
For those of you out there that still don’t know your true passion, Relax! Just observe yourself. I believe it’s possible not everyone discovers their true passion or you may find it at different stages of life. While some find it very early on in life; others search and search with no avail. It’s also true your interests change throughout your life, therefore your passions change. Some of us feel guilty that we can’t zero in on one thing but if you actually reflect, there are many things you enjoy. Observe yourself! We have a belief that if it’s not one thing we get truly exited about, we have no true purpose in life. We put so much pressure on ourselves to wake up excited every morning and visualize yourself successful at just one thing.
This morning I hit a yoga class. I’m definitely not a Yogi but I would certainly love to be. If I could kill those poses and be in shape like 90% of them, I would be feeling pretty good right now. If you have ever been to a yoga class you get to enjoy Shavasana. Shavasana is the best part of the class when you don’t have to do a thing except relax. For those of you that don’t know, Wikipedia states, “Shavasana is perhaps the most important part of yoga practice. Lying on the back, the arms and legs are spread at about 45 degrees, the eyes are closed and the breath deep, using deergha (long) pranayama. The whole body is relaxed onto the floor with an awareness of the chest and abdomen rising and falling with each breath.”
During today’s Shavasan, the Yoga instructor at Yoga Joint read a script about Observe Yourself. Basically the message was, if you are looking to change any part of yourself and you can’t…observe yourself. If you feel stuck in a situation and you can’t seem to change it…observe yourself. Don’t put to much pressure to change the situation; do things exactly the same and notice how you react to it. Once you begin to see your processes, thoughts, and actions more objectively you can determine if they are truly in accordance with your desired outcomes. You will witness things you are doing and through observation you will notice change.
Keep moving forward! It might feel like you have to move mountains to accomplish your goals. When you have that burden it feels impossible to accomplish. As you observe yourself, notice if your actions are in line with where you want to be. You may realize your current goals don’t line up with your actions and feelings. You’ve been pushing so hard for one thing because that is what you are told to do. You are suppose to have one passion so you are committed to that expectation. In reality, when you actually observe yourself, you realize your have a different passion or passions and what you have been committed to, does not line up with your thoughts and beliefs.
Do yourself a favor and give this time to yourself to gain a better understanding of your true beliefs. The expectations we put on ourselves can actually prevent us from finding our purpose in life. If we decide what our passion is for the sake of finding a passion, we may miss our purpose. Therefore, taking the time to observe oneself will take that pressure off and you will learn a tremendous about yourself. Be okay with evolving and enjoying many things in life. Let your life evolve with the right amount of focus.