It’s easy to get caught up in the flow of life. New things come and go, and some may really catch your attention.
It’s important though to maintain an understanding of the truly important things in life and not get sidetracked pursuing something that isn’t really worth the time.
To do that, I think a true and honest discussion must be had with your self in order to shed light on what will really give you fulfillment. It will differ from person to person, but there is an inner voice that must be given space to express itself.
I like to think of it as the Original Self – the conviction and personality we had when we were born.
If you talk to parents, most of them will say that children come into this world with a personality. There is a voice or spirit that embodies a child and drives them towards the fulfillment of their desires.
Over time though, the conditioning of culture waters down and homogenized this voice into one that is more fitting with the masses. I think this denial of the personal voice is what leads to anxiety and disappointment in people’s lives today.
The goal now is to cultivate that inner voice by being in constant communion with oneself – to bring out those inner convictions and desires – the ones we were blessed with at childbirth. You can do that through meditation, journaling, therapy, creating art, or whatever else that gets you looking within for answers.
From there, you can have an honest discussion about what is truly important and necessary for you to pursue.
Cut everything else out that doesn’t help you grow and improve – that doesn’t get you closer to living the life that you want.