“When you know yourself you are empowered. When you accept yourself you are invincible.” ~ Tina Lifford
Do you ever wonder why sometimes, we find ourselves lonely despite our so-called achievements and success? I can think of one reason- because we don’t know who we are. We don’t know what exactly we want in life and we don’t know our purpose. This is why we feel lost and unfulfilled. No wonder even the most successful or wealthy people find themselves being depressed or suicidal.
I strongly believe that to be genuinely happy, we need to know ourselves. We have to figure out what we want so that we can focus and direct our energy and time to that purpose, and not go around wasting another minute of our lives doing the things that don’t give meaning to us.
So why don’t we try to sit down for a while and talk to ourselves as if we are talking to a friend… “What do we like to do?”, “Can we share that with other people?”, “Would they benefit from it?”, “Would You benefit from it?”, “Will that make a positive impact in their lives?”
If your answer is YES to all these, then start figuring out what can you do NOW in order for you to do what you want to do. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a major step…baby steps are fine, for as long as you are acting on it. Believe me, even the “process” or “journey” itself is enough to change that feeling of loneliness into happiness.
I say good luck to getting to know yourselves and I hope you’ll find joy in discovering your life’s purpose.
Have a happy and meaningful life! =)
Written: May 26, 2016