What in your life is calling you?
When all the noise is silenced,
The meetings adjourned,
The lists laid aside,
And the wild Iris blooms by itself in the dark forest;
What still pulls on your soul?
In the silence between heartbeats hides a summons.
Do you hear it?
Name it, if you must,
Or leave it forever nameless.
But why pretend it is not there?
(The Box: Remembering the Gift Prayer by Terma Collective -a religious movement)
Create a quiet space for yourself and ask:
Who am I when I have the courage to be my real self?
What is pulling on my soul?
Even if it seems crazy, or scary, even if it’s something I’ve never consciously thought about before, even if its’s something completely different to anything I’ve ever done before, even if I’m worried about what my family and friends will say and even if it seems plain outright impossible: what is pulling on my soul?
Bronnie Ware, a palliative nurse, discovered that the number one regret of the dying is they wish they’d spent more time at the office.
The number one regret of the dying is: I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
Don’t let that be you.