“When you know your WHY, your WHAT has more impact because you are walking in or toward your purpose” Michael JR comedian
I hear it all the time that people are not yet clear on their purpose. They are stuck in focusing on the WHAT and the HOW and the WHEN!
I believe that not knowing your WHY is a key factor leading to boredom, anxiety, depression, stress and burn-out. It can make our Chi or Prana, life-force energy, stagnate. In shamanic terms we can call it ‘soul loss’.
This is my own personal experience. Back in 2009-2010 I was fast burning-out, suffering anaemia and chronic fatigue, and struggling to pick myself up. I knew I needed to rekindle the fire of passion within me. I needed to find my WHY!
We do not need to know “how” or “where”, but there is one question that we should all ask whenever we start anything: “What am I doing this for?” Paolo Coelho, The Valkyries
If you don’t know WHY you are doing something, it’s pretty hard to keep motivated and enthusiastic about it, and its all too easy to go off track (way off track over time), and follow old conditioning or other people’s desires (those who do know their WHY).
- WHY do you do the job you do?
- WHY are you passionate about your sport / your pet / …….?
- WHY do you eat the way you do?
- WHY are you in the relationship you are in?
- WHY do you want to have a daily yoga or meditation practice?
- WHY do you think the way you do about……?
- WHY do you NOT make your dreams come true?
Are you doing it because it makes you feel great? Are you doing it for someone else? Because it seems to be the right thing to do? Because it just happened like that? Because you are actually afraid of your own happiness, light and power? Maybe it felt right before but is it still right for you now?
If it is not nourishing you, WHY are you still doing it?
Perhaps it doesn’t need a radical change, to leave your family, change jobs and fly off to the Tropics! Perhaps it just needs a reflection and repositioning of the WHY!
In shamanic terms we talk about stalking awareness – going out on the ‘hunt’.
It is time to start STALKING your WHY!!!
Check out this short Michael JR video on Facebook for a fabulously inspiring and uplifting example of the difference between just doing something because you can, and doing it with passion because it’s got meaning for you, and you know WHY!
So what is my big WHY?
It is to support people to come home to their hearts and remember who they truly are, because I believe that when we remember and drop into our open hearts…..
- we awaken, together;
- we act out of love rather than fear, and love heals;
- we free ourselves of conditioning and explore our limitless joy and potential;
- we nourish our minds, bodies and souls, and remember vibrant wellness;
- and we live joyfully on purpose, in service.
What is your WHY…..?
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