When we read an article or a blog, what we are actually reading is the author’s thoughts. As such, it’s only natural that it will provoke thoughts and questions of your own. This week I read some of Andrew Martin’s thoughts in 20 indicators that signal you may be living in the matrix. The article touched on the following question: In which world do you belong? Are you living in ‘the grid’ in a totally unconscious manner – essentially on autopilot – or are you working to free yourself from this state? What the article really triggered for me was the underlying question we must all ask ourselves: Am I really living in line with my true desires?
The questions that then followed were numerous. Feel free to ask these of yourself.
What am I really passionate about, what feeds my soul and makes me feel like I am living in line with my true core values?
Am I living as sustainably as I possibly can?
Am I adding to the chaos of society or am I simplifying my existence to be an example to others?
Knowing that we are the creator of our own reality, am I creating the reality I truly desire?
Is being present a part of my daily actions?
Am I creating fun and interesting projects that aid the evolution of humanity?
Can I work with the younger generation to assist in improving the future of the planet?
Am I spending enough time with the people I love?
Is my personal environment healing and regenerating?
Can I write engaging content that stimulates change?
What questions, answers or discoveries spring to mind for you? If you really break it down, it’s all about asking yourself this on a daily basis: Is what I am doing with my life the best use of my innate skill-set and is it serving my inner needs, the planets needs and the needs of those I am connected to?
Remember, being of service to others comes in many forms; the artist provides a service by producing works of thought-provoking beauty. The electrician provides a service in making our lives easier and more convenient. Being of service does not need to be groundbreaking or land you a spot on Oprah, it just needs to play it’s part in the fabric of existence, and most importantly be an extension of your unique gifts and talents.
What is critical is to work out where your deep passions lie and to start putting daily actions in place to fulfill that purpose. Sometimes this means finding time on the side to pursue these passions until they become your sole purpose. Once this is in place, it’s time to drop the idea of always wanting to be somewhere else because the grass is greener. A wise man once said to me, “water the grass in front of you instead of dreaming about the imaginary green grass somewhere else in the universe”.
Where do your passions lie?