Sue Monk Kidd: “The soul often speaks, at least for me, through longing. It manifests like a restlessness. And when the soul longs, it’s trying to tell you something. And I think the soul speaks through what pulls us. That allure. The longing….” (Passage from @oprah
Wisdom of Sundays)
I believe fulfillment is inherently attached to our inner happiness. Our souls long for belonging, meaning and purpose.
And they’re all intricately connected.
You can’t have meaning without purpose and you can’t have purpose without longing. (That made my head hurt just thinking about it 🤷🏻♀️) And I think longing (of any sort) is something that comes from within as we try to find our place, our purpose in this world.
As we grow, we discover the things that we’re good at, that comes natural to us.
Each challenge helps us build more resilience but also opportunities for growth, as long as we tackle them with an open mind, softness and ease.
Resistance often leads us to the other way.
There will be things we feel pulled towards and things we want to stray away from. The more we follow those inner ‘callings’ the more we’re in tuned with our inner GPS.
But I think it’s important we identify what our desires are so we can be clear on our why. It’s easy to mistaken temporary fixes as things we long for and want.
Me wanting to eat a box of chocolates could mean many things: 1) Am I dehydrated? 2) Am I hungry? 3) That day of the month? 4) Am I lacking nutrients? In need of magnesium? 5) Am I seeking comfort in food because something is bothering me?
If we learn to quiet down the noise and tune in to what WE want/need we’ll be able to find the root of our desires and act on them. And eventually we’ll be more aligned with who we are and what we long to do.
Listen to your soul’s longing, understand your desires (@daniellelaporte @desiremap
is your GO TO if you want to dive into desires more)