Benjamin Franklin was once quoted as saying “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” Sometimes we find ourselves completely lost, following a path that has been designed for us in puppet-like fashion. Despite following this meticulously-crafted path we still ourselves in the middle of nowhere without a beacon to guide the way. We often spend our most formidable years going to school to learn to be someone that will be accepted by society after we leave.
Learning about yourself has guarantees far more valuable than success and money. When you embark on a journey of self-discovery you become a force to be reckoned with and the world starts to take notice of your existence. Most people have no idea who they are or where their life journeys will lead them. One way to gain insight into your future is to enlist the services of reputable service providers that may offer you glimpses of what is yet to be. For instance, many people have gained clarity from psychic readings, finding a newfound motivation to embark on a journey of self-fulfilment. Another is to follow the guidelines below and let your heart guide you on your journey to self-discovery.
Our lives are often incredibly busy and even somewhat messy, causing us to forget to take the time to relax. In our fast-paced modern lives, we tend to lose touch with ourselves, never taking the time to simply be. Meditation is an excellent way through which to regain connection with yourself. You can practice mindfulness every day by paying attention to your surroundings and yourself without passing any judgment. Refrain from reliving the past or thinking about the future and only focus on the present moment.
Define who you are and find your core values
It may sound very simple and ineffective but it can be a very powerful exercise. Ask yourself the following questions: Who am I? What am I afraid of? What are my dreams for the future? What brings me joy? You will gain a lot of insight into your own being by answer these and other pertinent questions. Your core values are what drive you and can include anything ranging from creativity and understand to intellect and equality. Once you find your core values you will have a better understanding of who you are and who you aim to be.
Find your purpose and passion
Do you enjoy anything so much that you completely lose track of time while doing it? Whether it is reading, listening to music or spending time with your family, this is your flow state and it is likely what you are most passionate about in your life. It is important to also pay attention to the things you don’t like because those emotions can also guide you towards finding your true passion and purpose. If your heart isn’t completely in something, let it go. There is no purpose in holding onto something that does not contribute to your happiness.
Ones journey to self-discovery is not one you have to embark on alone although it may feel like it at times. If you surround yourself with people who don’t have your best interests at heart you will not be able to grow into the best possible version of yourself. Eliminate these negative influences from your life and surround yourself only with people who will allow you to grow.