Are you really doing what you came into this world for? What is your goal? Are you living your life for the call of your heart? Don't let your music fall silent!
"Only one life is given to each of us - our own." Euripides.
“A musician must create music, an artist must paint pictures, and a poet must compose poetry, if, of course, they want to live in peace with themselves. A person must be what he can be. " Abraham Maslow.
The world you live in is an intelligent system. It can be compared to a huge orchestra. The universal life energy runs this orchestra and plays the parts. Everything is in perfect harmony, and you are one of the instruments. You have incarnated in this body at exactly the appointed hour and will leave this world when you are destined to leave it. You play an important role in this complex, intelligent system that has no beginning or end and in which all galaxies move in harmony with each other. There must be some reason why you came here!
Kalil Gibran said: "When you are born, your labor is put into your heart." So what is your job? What is your goal? Are you living your life for the call of your heart?
When you point to yourself, you are sure to point your finger to where your heart is. Your finger will not point to your head, it will point to your heart. The incessant rhythm of your heartbeat is a symbol of your endless connection with the eternal heartbeat of God or the Universal Mind. The left hemisphere of your brain deals with calculations, definitions, analysis, and inferences. This part of the brain can only think. The right hemisphere is responsible for your intuition. This area is beyond reason and analysis. The right side of the brain gives you the ability to feel, respond to love, and know what is important to you. It allows you to be filled with tenderness when you are holding a baby, or to enjoy the splendor of a clear day. The left side of the brain is unable to analyze the feelings that you experience thanks to the right.
Consider any situation and find out what is more important to you - what you know or how you feel. Usually, the immediate attention is drawn to something related to your personal circumstances. Your mind often tries to figure out how you should behave if something is not sticking in your relationship with others, or, conversely, if you are uncontrollably happy about something. However, there are times when feelings drown out knowledge. When you are afraid of something, fearful, feel lonely, or, conversely, are excited about something, overwhelmed with love or delight, these feelings will prevail and affect your actions. At times like this, your right brain response is true. From it you draw a passionate urge to achieve your goal.
Everyone knows some invisible "presence" that is always with you. I envision this presence as a tiny, grumpy creature sitting on my right shoulder, constantly reminding you not to deviate from your goal. This buddy is your own death. She pushes you to do what you came to this world for, because you have a certain time limit to complete your work. If you do what others tell you to do, or do what you don't like, your invisible companion will haunt you.
You yourself know that if you do something that you do not like, you are constantly haunted by disappointment. But understanding this is not always able to influence your actions, because you may not have the courage to follow the requirements of the right half of the brain, which knows what is destined for you. The voice of intuition urges you to play the music that sounds in your heart. You don't want to die by destroying this music, do you? However, the left side of your brain tells you, “Take your time. Be careful. It's not worth the risk. After all, if you fail, what will those who have their own opinion about what you should have done think? " But even then your invisible companion - death - calls you even louder and more insistently to follow your dream.
Listening to only the left side of your brain will ultimately turn you into a hypocrite, or worse, a day laborer who gets up every morning to go to work with the crowd. The job provides him with income and helps pay bills. This continues from day to day. In the meantime, the music of your soul sounds weaker and weaker, and, finally, you completely stop hearing it. And only your faithful invisible friend continues to hear this music and tirelessly slaps you on the shoulder, trying to get your attention.
These attempts can take the form of a stomach ulcer or other illness that weakens your body's resistance, you can fly out of work that bore you to death, or become helpless and humble in an accident. Usually all these accidents, illnesses and all kinds of bad luck in the end make us come to our senses. But not always. Some people, like Tolstoy's hero Ivan Ilyich, lying on their deathbed, exclaim with bitter regret and despair: "Have I really lived my life in vain?" I must admit that the outlook is rather bleak.
Do not condemn yourself to such a fate. Listen to the voice of your invisible friend and let your music play. Don't listen to those who tell you what to do. Remember what Thoreau said: “If a person is out of step with his mates, it means that he may be listening to another drummer. Let him go to the music he hears, no matter how slow or distant."
Be prepared for others to call you a traitor. You betrayed their ideas and goals, but you stayed true to your music and your goal. Listen to the music of your soul and do whatever you see fit in order to feel complete, whole and able to fulfill your own destiny. You will never rest if you don’t free your music and let it sound. Let the world know why you are here in this world. Do your job with passion.
By refusing to follow your inner urges, you can live a comfortable and orderly life. You can adapt well and follow ready-made instructions: pay bills on time, fill out the necessary forms, do whatever is required of you. But all this was not invented by you, but by someone else. And you know very well what your grumpy friend means when he whispers to you: “At first glance, everything in your life is correct. But is it really so? Are you really doing what you came into this world for? " Many in response will ask me a counter question: "How do I know what my high mission is?"
You can only get passionate about what really inspires or inspires. What does the word "inspire" mean? It comes from the word "soul". If you are doing something with excitement, you do not need to have a purpose, because you live by that purpose. For example, one of my daughters gets really excited when she gets into the saddle or in the stable. She has incredible joy when she rides a horse and even when she cleans her stall. Another daughter, with the same inspiration, sings and composes music, and her hobby began when she was only two years old. The third found its purpose in visual arts and design. The fourth is in creating websites and compiling computer programs. My goal is to write books and give lectures to help people gain self-confidence. This has been a passion of mine since childhood.
What is your passion? What excites your soul? What activity gives you a feeling of complete harmony with yourself and fills your life with meaning? Whatever it is, know that this is what you can both earn a living and benefit others. This I guarantee you.
The only thing that prevents you from singing your song and striding to the rhythms of your own drum is fear. In "A Course in Miracles" there are two main emotional states of a person: the first is fear, the second is love. You may be afraid that others will not approve of you. Try it and you will see that your actions will generate the most approval from the side from which you least expect it. You may be intimidated by the unknown. Take a chance! Ask yourself: "What will happen if I fail?" What will happen is that you overcome your fear. Think, because you will not be tortured or tortured if you do not succeed. But the dream of success can be daunting if you've been led to believe that you are narrow-minded and mediocre. However, the only way to resist this absurdity is to strive for your goal. And then let success chase you, which, no doubt, will happen sooner or later. But, of course, what scares you most is the possibility of failure.
It may surprise you if I tell you that failure is an illusion. There are no failures and failures. Everything you do brings results. If you play soccer and miss the ball, it doesn’t mean that you have failed. You just got this kind of result. The question is how do you manage the results obtained. You may be upset about failure and quit your hobby, but you can keep learning until you succeed. Failure is just a judgment. It is only an opinion that arises from your fears. It can be destroyed with love. It can be love for yourself, love for what you do, love for others, or love for the entire planet. Fear cannot get along with love. Consider the meaning of ancient wisdom: “Fear knocked on the door. Love opened, but no one was on the doorstep."
The music playing in your soul makes you take risks, and if you follow your dream, you are subconsciously connected to the goal that is in your heart from the moment you were born. Do whatever you do with enthusiasm and remember that the word “enthusiasm” literally means the presence of God (enthos) within (iasm). The longing within you is the presence of God, who prompts you to take risks and be yourself.
I discovered long ago that conscious risk is not at all a risk, because by taking it, you overcome your fears and let love and respect for yourself into your heart. If others laugh at the results of your actions, why not join them? If you respect yourself, then, stumbling, you are able to laugh at yourself, especially since this happens to you rarely. If you love and respect yourself, you will not fear or avoid being ridiculed and judged by others. The poet Rudyard Kipling said: "Equally meet success and abuse, // Do not forget that their voice is false … // Then you will take the whole world as a possession, // Then, my son, you will be a Human!" The key word here is "lying," meaning that both victory and defeat are not real. They only exist in our minds.
Listen to what your intuition tells you, follow your feelings and sing your unique song. Do not be afraid of anyone or anything, and then you will not have to, lying on your deathbed, longingly ask: "Have I really lived my life in vain?" Every time you go astray, lose focus, your invisible buddy, perched on your right shoulder, will start to nag you, forcing you to listen to the music sounding in your soul. Therefore, listen to her and do not let her fall silent.