Know your purpose and give your heart a voice.

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Do you know your purpose? Why it is that you are here, on this planet, at this time, living your life?

If your heart had a voice…. What would it say?

Spoiler alert – the answer isn’t “I Don’t Know”

This blog was originally intended to be getting passionate about your purpose and then I discovered this :-

‘most people don’t know their purpose’

The very idea that they ‘should’ know is adding anxiety to the mixing pot of an already overwhelming life.

To avoid adding any further anxiety to the planet, let’s gently play with DISCOVERING it.

One idea I’ve heard to connect with your purpose is :

*get curious,

*try lots of new things

*see what you love

This idea does have merit, if you have time as well as organisation and devotion to it.

OR, we could go directly to the source.

Your heart knows.

Know your purpose

The answer to finding your own purpose lies in connecting deeply into your body.

Divine intelligence pulses through your body, just as it does every flower, every tree. Just as they know how to grow, why they are here, and how to BE – so does your body.

It’s the mind that gets in the way.

You can’t ‘think’ your way to this answer.

Why discover your purpose?

Embracing your purpose opens up a whole new perspective and new way of living.

Imagine dropping all the unhelpful thoughts, then dropping the collection of masks you wear and rediscovering your true authentic and DIVINE nature…

and show up for life from that place every day.

Imagine the world if we all gave to and received from the world around us in this deep, connected way.

This is living with presence.

Totally in the present moment. Living present is really living – FEELING life’s pulse in you. That is magic.

There is a magnetic presence to being present.

In this magnetic way you can express and give your heart a voice that is loving, true, honest and totally authentic.

Practicing Presence

Deep, present moment, loving, connected presence takes practice.

Try this now.

Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, let your breath flow in exactly the same way it was before you placed your awareness on it.

Where in your body can you feel your breath?

Let go of any physical, anatomical ideas of where you might feel it and just see what you can feel…

I’m sure with focus you can feel your breath in your nose, throat, chest and belly…

Stay with me.

Now, can you feel your breath in your hands? Can you feel it in your legs, your back, even in the space around your body?

If thoughts come in, that’s ok – they will do. Letting them drift away again without getting lost in them is the part that takes the most practice.

Take a moment also to notice the spaces in your breath. The little pause as we move from in to out, and out to in.

Do this for a few minutes each day and see whether you begin to feel your breath more completely.

It may even become more meaningful to consider where in your body you can’t feel the pulse of your breath.

Just a few minutes of conscious, intentional breathing every day is one way to practice presence.

This moment is all that is real – remember to live it.

To be here, be now, be in this moment.

As you become familiar with the feeling of connection in your body, invite your heart to speak.

Be open to the possibility of wisdom and deep truths to arise – surrendering into this space, allow and see whether anything bubbles up

Untainted by the mind, untainted by any thoughts.

This is you, the real you, the authentic you.

Learning to express ourselves from this place changes everything.

From this place nothing anyone says or does to you can shake your alignment, your centre, your balance.

It is from this place that you KNOW yourself.

Add so much fulfilment and joy to your life by embracing your purpose and knowing and expressing your beautiful, authentic self.

If you’d like to know more about how presence and purpose could bring more happiness into your life, book a free discovery call here.

 

 

Are you missing out on your life? Be Here Now.

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Hello, are you here?

How much of you is here, now, reading?

How many other tabs do you have open on your phone or computer? Are there notifications flashing up as you read?

What is happening around you?

If I said to you “bring ALL of your attention to this moment”, how easy is that for you to do?

Present moment awareness is a skill that we are losing in our busy modern-day lives.

We SEEM to be fully engaged in an activity, but a piece of our attention, our monkey mind, is somewhere else.

Where does your mind go to?

Is it to the past, future, worries, anxieties, planning, daydreaming…

It is likely to be anywhere but HERE at a time other than NOW.

Our easily distractible minds are slowly stealing our lives away.

The only life we get to live is the one we are living – right now.

How often do you say (or think) to yourself, where is the time going?

The last day, week, month, year? What have I been doing?

What are you wishing away and then wondering where it disappeared to?

Kids bedtime falls into this category for me.

I look forward to them being asleep, for the space and time to myself, and then look back and wonder whether we truly connected while they were awake.

I’ve realised that even as I am singing bedtime songs to my son, that my mind wanders to writing a blog post, or an idea I’d like to share.

I have to consciously bring myself back to the moment. I know he won’t want Mummy singing songs for too much longer.

Would you like to be more present in your life? With your loved ones?

A little mantra I say to myself (inspired by the book Way of the Peaceful Warrior) is :

Where are you Jo? “HERE”

What time is it Jo? “NOW”

What are you Jo? “I AM THIS MOMENT”

It helps bring me back to the moment, I often use it before meditating (& occasionally during meditation too if my thoughts are running off).

The world is FULL OF DISTRACTIONS….

Without even realising it we are programming our minds to jump around constantly, from one idea to the next.

Our devices don’t help.

They have become like a third arm.  As they are programmed to do more and more for us, there are more and more reasons to look at them ALL THE TIME….

So often we are viewing our lives through a lens, rather than living it, a life that is filtered, captured, saved and shared.

Do you ever take a quick snap and then walk away? Feeling excited to get social and share that moment?

Do you stay and take the time to really BE in the moment that you have captured?

That moment IS your life. Remember to live it.

Even if you lock your device away, even if you pop it on aeroplane mode, can you be 100% focused on the task at hand?

It sounds simple, but it takes practice.

What is distracting you from living your life here and now?

Is it the past pulling at your thoughts, or maybe it’s planning the future? Worries, anxieties?

One simply soulful step is to become aware of where your mind is going.

Are you ready to shift out of the problems and plans and discover a way to truly live the only life you get to live – the one that is happening right here, right now?

Book a free call to find out how coaching could help you to be more present in your life. You can read more about life coaching here.

So much love,

Jo xx