Awakening To Your Inner Calling

by Neseret on August 20, 2011

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Your greatest work uses your pain, dreams & talents to serve others and in turn brings you abundance.
 ~ Anastasia Montejano

Some people know from a young age exactly what they’re suppose to do with their lives. They know what they want, and what makes them feel happy and fulfilled. They recognize and nurture their gifts and talents from early on. This is a recipe for success and a happy, fulfilling life.

Most of us however don’t always have a clear path laid before us about what we’re suppose to do with our lives. It takes time and experience for us to figure it out. At least this was the case in my own life. It took me sometime just to get a good sense of myself and what I want.

I believe once you get a handle on who you really are and what you want it is easy to figure out your purpose, inner calling, true vocation in life.

The hardest part is knowing yourself and having the courage to BE yourself.

How do you get to know yourself and who you really are? Learning about yourself is a life long process. Every experience you have from the day you were born up to this very moment is teaching you something about yourself. The people around you beginning from your primary caretakers are mirrors that reflect back who you are.

Although if you are surrounded by people who do not know who they are then you have to question the reflection or feedback you get from them. Unfortunately some people are born in to environments that are not nurturing and supportive to bringing out the best of who they are.

Personally my childhood was one of the most difficult times of in my life. It is part of what I believe created the struggle and challenge to find my true self. Recovering from physical and emotional abuse and dysfunctional family system took me a while.

It took me even longer to work through the issues of my past, the shame and pain I felt because of what happened. What I know now is that looking back and having gone through the process of recovery/healing is part of what enables me to have a lot of compassion and understanding for people going through similar experiences. It is part of why I love helping people as a mental health nurse.

What painful experiences, challenges have you faced and overcome in your life? How can you use your experience to help others?

I’ve also found that throughout my childhood and even up to the present I enjoyed reading and writing. I spent a lot of time journaling. This was part of what got me through my teenage years without harming myself. I spent many years reading books on self development.

I love reading and writing. Currently I’m in the process of writing my first book. I also enjoy blogging on this site. At this point I feel this is a way I can give back and make a difference. By sharing my story and experiences I hope to help others who maybe where I was.

This is the first time in my life I am feeling I have found my path, my true calling in life. I feel comfortable to be in my own skin. I accept my past, and my mistakes. I know who I am and what I want. I also know what my gifts and talents are and am in the process of nurturing them.

What I want you to know is that it is o.k if you’re not clear about who you are, what you want or your purpose and calling in life. It is not a comfortable place to be but it is temporary. If you have the desire to find out your true purpose in life you can do it. Mostly it involves looking within.

Finding your inner calling will require you to know yourself.

The path to knowing yourself is looking within.

It is being honest with yourself. It is facing your fears, demons, pain, heartache and everything else in between. It is doing the work of recovery and healing. It is letting go and surrendering.

Please take the time now to share your experience. I’d love to hear your comments. Also take the time to share this with others who may benefit. Blessings and Peace,

Neseret,

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Nelson August 27, 2011 at 12:47 am

I’ve said many times its that still and small voice whose volume can only tell us our true and wholesome path, once we can quiet the outer chatter in our lives occuring. Do know all experiences past and present are but stepping stones of learning, teaching and experience to who we are today and once we can fully and conciously realize how each and every endeavour served as that learning experience, the lightbulb will light with grand illumination and we come to being enlightened but only when the mind is clutter free and judgement suspended. With Much Gratitude, Nelson

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Neseret August 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hi Nelson,

I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for sharing. Blessings and Peace,

Neseret

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marquis June 20, 2013 at 1:18 am

Similar to what my therapist said. Like I said, I am volunteering and using my strengths of being a caring and dependable person to help the community. She (therapist) told me I need to be out there with people socializing while rebuilding my communication skills. People have told me I should take some stuff that I know and turn it into something – this is where determination gets difficult for me.

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