Post #65. On Clarifying Our Deepest Longings

Hey there!

Long time, no see…

Been out exploring the southern east coast of Sweden the past days.

Feels good to have rested a bit from all the buzzes, beeps, dongs and dings… simply to let the sound of the ocean, birds and sleepy villages come forth.

So, today I want to write about something that’s been a lot on my mind the latest days…

It’s a question on focus.

So, when we think about what we want to experience in life, it’s so easy to come up with a long list of… places to visit, adventures to pursue, things to learn and stuff to do…

Sure, we would live a quiet full life by just going through the list from the top down, but if we really want to focus on something in longterm, we want to make sure that we choose something that we really could pour our hearts into…

Otherwise when obstacles come, and they will, we’ll not have the stamina to stand up again and move forward… Where there is real love, we will find a way…

So this is all about figuring our where this real love is for us…

When you find this love, this direction that you want to go toward, this path you want to pursue, and trust that it’s exactly the one you should walk on now, then walk it, with all of your power and might…

But first we need to find some clarity in what this love might be… Then try it out…

HOW TO COME CLOSER TO THIS CLARITY
Seriously, we don’t have to be so analysing and deep about it… Its simply about asking ourselves: “What do I want?” And then trying it out to see if that thing was what we really wanted… Then we can try some more, go deeper and also see further…

What I’ve tried to do and what has helped me to gain clarity is to  write down a list of things that I could see myself pausing, causes to engage in and experiences to pursue and then seeing what those things have in common.

This common purpose of all the goals, could very well be our #1 thing.

It might be releasing peoples suffering in some way…

It might be helping people understand something new about the world and themselves…

It might be pure growth and adventure…

It might be, helping people with something you’ve been struggling with…

Find that thing which lights you up, and seek to invest more of yourself in it. No pressure… The goal is just to see how it feels… So you know yourself better. 

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We simply need to find our path, were we can shine, grow, dare & serve most profoundly…

But, unless we’ve found “our thing”, we benefit from starting modestly.

Running out and being “a hero in the beginning” is an all too common trait for the one starting out with something we thinks is “the thing” that will make “all the difference.”

I’ve been here countless times, and something that has helped me is to do small “experiments” to find out what I really think about pursuits, instead of jumping headlong and going all in, just to find out it wasn’t really what I thought it would be.

Dating Your Dreams, is a great way to gain deeper clarity on our mission to find that thing we want to put more and more time, energy and attention into…

With love.

– Daniel Galovan 

 

 

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