First of all, how can you be disconnected from your soul? It is about being in alignment with your soul, or better said about dis-alignment. It is about doing things that are making your soul sad. So are you disconnected?
How do you know that your soul is sad? Basically, it means that you are sad with or without a reason, you are depressed, frustrated, you feel lonely and nothing makes sense anymore. It is very important for you to understand why does this happens and to know that it is nothing wrong with you. It is not a pleasant situation, and unfortunately, it is a very common one nowadays. You stopped doing things that you loved, you stopped laughing, you stopped doing things for yourself, you are somehow lost in the carousel called life.
But how did you get here? Everything was ok until it wasn’t. So you stop for a moment and you realize that you made some compromises which led you here. Those compromises were the things that made you happy. Nothing is more expensive than those compromises! Nothing!
But what does this really mean? It is really simple. All that you do in a day is to look for happiness. And in this journey, in order to find happiness, you need to ask yourself a simple question: Is this thing making me happy? If it doesn’t, then why do you continue doing it?
I know, I know… it is easier said than done. But let me tell you a thing… it is easier to find the root of the problem and solve it instead of solving the effects. Let’s take an example. You start a new family, let’s hope that everything was ok in the beginning, and slowly you have new responsibilities, you need to re-organize yourself in order to control everything, to make everything function. On this step, you had to quit something, to make a compromise. Usually, people tend to give up their passion, maybe because they think it is silly or they don’t find it’s utility in the real life. BIG mistake! If it is your passion, it has all the utility in the world!
“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” Dorothy Day
We are so complex as human beings. We are not just what we see physically. We are so much more! So giving the food to our physical part, to our body, is not enough! Everything that matters is on a higher level!
“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.” Ellen DeGeneres
You need to master the imagination part. How can I include what I like into my life? Or how can I solve this without compromising my passion? Sooner or later the answer will come! Trust your soul because it is always giving you hints on what to do. I’m talking about intuition here. Do no mistake it with other people’s fears though, those fears that are projected onto you! As any other thing, listening to your intuition becomes better and better through exercise!
Ok, I don’t want you to become a relentless man, I just want you to know that your feelings are real and you have a good reason for feeling that. Usually, when we make compromises we get to have expectations. When we have expectations it is so easily to get hurt. Just make sure that the compromises that you make are not making you unhappy, that you chose them consciously.
Good luck in your journey to becoming your greatest version!
Next, we will be talking about how do ancestors influence our lives. Stay tuned!
Photo credits: Cristina Tripon
- Finding Your Own Voice by Evette Rose
- Finding The Power Within by Niculina Gheorghita (read it inRomanian, not sure if you can find it in english)