A great many people never seek their path. They spend their lives raising a family, excelling at their job, just getting by, and they never look for anything more. If you are content with that, than so be it, but for others, life needs more purpose, more self meaning, more….happiness, realization or spirituality.
It goes without saying that everybody’s path is different. What leads one person to be a certain way will not lead another. This is as it should be, otherwise, we would be a society of drones. So finding your path is going to be unique to you, all we are going to attempt to do with this article is guide you toward finding it.
All the steps leading up to this one will set you on your path to finding your inner self, your strengths, your weaknesses and your soul and spirit will then be able to develop later because of these preliminary steps you have taken toward getting back on your true path. A cluttered mind, a negative mind, a hurt mind, a weak mind will never find its way toward true happiness, contentment with life or enlightenment – as some would label it.
Meditation, clearing your mind and simplifying your life all go a long way toward setting you free so you can discover your soul or spirituality. Your inner you. Once you are able to calm the forces blocking your path, you will be able to see your path much more clearly. Your path being the person you want to be, the whole you, the best you can be; and isn’t that what living should be all about? Being all you can be with the one chance you are given to be it?
Some people believe this takes more work than it is worth, but it is really the opposite: it takes more work, energy, stress and anguish to struggle against your true nature or inner nature. You are like a fish trying to always swim upstream; against the current of your true inner nature and desire for happiness, peace and clarity. Swimming against the current that is life.
Many followers are surprised that when they follow all our previous steps, their true path seems to automatically start to evolve all on it’s own with little effort. They wake up one day, or pause one moment and say, “Oh, there it is.” This is because what they have done is to remove all the obstacles blocking their already existing path that was buried or unattainable rather than actually building a new path. For some, they do need to build a new path, because their past has lead them down the wrong path. But for most of us, it’s more a matter of clearing our exiting path of all the debris we have thrown on it during our lifetime and the many diversions or tributaries we created along the way.
Still others have no idea what a path is and why they should want one. So…we will try to explain. When we do things against our inner nature, live our lives against our inner nature, we go off of our path to happiness and true contentment with life. We are unhappy, unfulfilled, miserable, hateful, bored, cynical whatever label you wish to put on just being unhappy. And 90% of the population is unhappy. Oh, they may say they are happy if you ask them, but then they get depressed whenever they don’t get what they want, they blame others, they are negative, they do things to get even with others etc. All signs that they are not truly happy, they are fooling themselves and others. Just as in the movie The Matrix, in which everybody is living in a dream world created by illusions that they think are reality.
Always purchasing material things to feel fulfilled, always seeking that other person that will make you happy, always driving yourself in your career because more money and prestige will make you happier; these are all fantasies to happiness, not reality. They are false happiness and that is why we are never truly happy or fulfilled, we always need more, more, more, and still the void is not filled right up to the day we die. Worse yet, most people believe these things bring happiness because they have never experienced any other way. They don’t know any better because they have never experienced true happiness or contentment for themselves.
But those who have, those people who can go through life with what seems like very little in the way of possessions to the rest of us and still appear to be happy, those people get it. The path to happiness does not lie with jobs, money, houses, cars, a lover etc., because those things are here today, gone tomorrow and then you will have to replace them, but true inner happiness will be with you always, does not cost anything and you can take it with you wherever you go.
Some people have learned the hard way, through near-death experiences, tragic loss or severe illnesses, that what truly makes a person happy is good health, proper mindset, peace and tranquility. All things you cannot put a price tag on. And how do you find these things? By finding your true path in life. What really makes you healthy, savvy, at peace and content with life no matter what it throws at you. That is true power. That is true wisdom. That is true living. And you can only achieve these things through true learning.
Following our previous steps and practicing them on a daily basis will set you well on your journey to finding your path – or inner self. Enjoy the journey. You will know it when you get there, because you will be truly happy, content with life, at peace with yourself, and able to excel in ways you never imagined possible. Or it may be nothing more than that one day you realize that for the first time in your life, you are living without any stress, anxiety and totally free to be who you want to be, and this is more than you ever had before and will open doors for you to be all you can be.