Are You Going In The Right Path?

by Neseret on July 13, 2011

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I step out beyond the known to claim the riches of my true potential.
~ Alan Cohen ~

We each have a unique path in life. We have unique talents and gifts and a purpose we can only fulfil the best way. For many people this overall purpose in life is not clear. It takes time to find out what it is.

It takes soul-searching.

Sometimes it takes making big changes in our life to discover our true purpose. Other times it is so obvious but we’re not paying attention.

Often we know in our hearts and souls what our ultimate purpose in life is but we’re afraid to follow it. What will people think? What will happen to my financial security and my benefit package at work? How will I accomplish my goals and dreams? Who am I to do this anyway?

The question is why not you? Why wouldn’t you want to live to achieve your highest potential? Why wouldn’t you seek to fulfil the purpose which you came here to fulfil? Why wouldn’t you want to achieve your highest aspirations, dreams, and goals? You deserve to live a life filled with all the things you desire.

You deserve to live a life that is meaningful, purposeful, and fulfilling.

Understand wherever you are right now and whatever you’re doing is part of your journey. The job or career you have right now may not be utilizing the best of your talents and gifts and allowing you to serve your ultimate purpose here. However there is a purpose for you being where you’re at and doing what you’re doing in your job or career right now. It maybe just to teach you the contrast of what you love to do and what you don’t find inspiring. That is a huge lesson on its’ own.

You maybe someone who truly enjoys your job but deep down feel that there is more for you to do in the world than what your job allows you. Some people in this situation will take the leap of faith to ‘step out beyond the known’ to follow their hearts.

This takes a lot of courage.

I know because I’ve done it.

Six months ago I left a job that I absolutely loved but felt it no longer allowed me to flourish and blossom in to the person I was meant to be. This was a job that brought a lot of healing to parts of my life. I’ll forever be grateful for that. Now the journey of deciding to step outside of what felt familiar and comfortable in a chain of events and circumstances was extremely fascinating.

People close to me couldn’t understand why I’d be leaving a ‘secure job’ with ‘benefits’ so on and so on. For me it was a matter of preserving my health and wellness and following what I knew deep in my heart is my ultimate purpose in life. It felt right. Now this is not to say there hasn’t been challenges along the way.

There has been times when I have questioned myself,

Am I going in the right path?

You maybe in the same situation. Do you ever think ‘I know this feels so right to me. I feel like I’m going in the right path. I’m exactly where I’m meant to be and doing what I’m meant to do. Other people may think I’m “crazy” but I know I’m on the right path.” That said you want some sort of confirmation. You want validation.

Of course no one can tell you what your path is. You alone will know what your path is. However there are ways of knowing if what you’re doing right now today is leading you closer to your life’s purpose or taking you away from it.

For me the answer, the confirmation and validation came in a form of a question.

I’m going to ask you the same question.

It may sound a little morbid but I believe it is powerful.

When you look back at your life, let’s say even just look at the past three, six months or the past year. Think of the decisions you’ve made, the places you’ve been, the connections you’ve made, the things you’ve learned and the general progress you’ve made in every aspect of your life. Think of how you spent your days, your hours and moments.

Now here is the question, If you knew you were dying tomorrow would you change anything? or would you feel that you would live your life in exactly the same way you have? For me the answer was unequivocal

“I would not change a thing…”

Despite the challenges, the fear, the doubt the answer was crystal clear to me. No questions about it. It is a beautiful and peaceful feeling to know that you are living your life exactly the way you want to live it. At that to feel like you are doing what you were meant to do. Learning, growing, heading in the direction of your dreams and goals and fulfiling your ultimate purpose. There is nothing like it.

So hang in there and keep going…Please take time to share your experience of steping outside the box to claim your potential. What were the challenges? What were the reward? How did you handle people’s reactions? How did you deal with fear, doubt and pain?

I’d love to hear what you have to say. Please leave me your comments below. Thank you for taking the time to read this article.

Peace, Love & Gratitude,

Neseret

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Kip de Moll July 13, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Nice article, Nerseret,

I’ve spent the last 3 years undestanding that the happiness in a “perfect” situation was still not working because I was not being true to myself. I gave up a lot to step away, but now I have a book about the process, a new love, and a persepctive on a healed body that makes me leap with joy.

Nice to be getting “to know” you too!

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Neseret July 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Hi Kip,

Thank you for sharing. It sounds like you’re heading in exactly the right path. It takes time to realize when you’re not being your authentic self. Fear and doubt usually keeps us in the space and sometimes for too long. However once we take that leap of faith and be true to who we are then many doors will open. When we have the courage to step up to the plate and claim our true potential we will be rewarded with what is our birth right – peace, joy, happiness and success.

What is the name of your book? Is it available in stores?

Blessings and Peace,

Neseret

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