3. On the mat.
Perhaps the best place to find yourself is by being with yourself, your thoughts, and your breath. You don’t have to do this on a yoga mat; you can sit on a chair or anywhere else that’s comfortable.
Firmly plant your feet on the ground. Breathe and feel your life force, your humanity. Let your thoughts come and go, without judgment. Give yourself the kindness and compassion that you give to others so easily and allow yourself to simply be. This is the essence of mindfulness meditation.
Finally, inquire and reflect on the answers to questions like:
- Who am I?
- What activities do I enjoy?
- What lights me up?
- Who are my role models?
- What’s important to me?
- What do I stand for?
- What do I truly want for my future?
Ask the universe for answers and see how it whispers to you in those quiet moments by yourself.
When you discover what matters to you most and who you are, you will open your heart to incredible opportunities and immense joy. You’ll finally trust yourself and make decisions from your center; the one that knows you best.
Of course, finding yourself is a lifelong journey, not a destination.
Regularly connecting your mind, body, and soul near water, at some height, and through mindfulness meditation and inquiry will keep you headed in the right direction.
So, make yourself ready to begin the journey of finding yourself.
Lisa Petsinis is a career and life coach who works with resourceful individuals who want to find their calling and create a life they’ll love. She is a certified coach and a certified Myers-Briggs® type indicator practitioner. Contact Lisa if you’d like to discover your type and learn how you can use it to enrich your life, starting today. Visit her website to learn about her services, contact her for a breakthrough coaching call, or sign up for her newsletter for even more advice.
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