“Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.” Eckhart Tolle
Deep down, we all want to know that our life has purpose. Something that lights us up and explains why we’re brought to this earth. Some of us find that purpose early in life and flow through life following that path. That creates confusion and envy in those of us who can’t seem to figure out what it is that we’re supposed to do. Like everyone else, we’ve done the work: gone to school, tried new things – and still, we feel like we just don’t know. It can be incredibly frustrating. Even when we go down the path of doing something that we’re good at, without passion, we still feel like we’re wandering. Unfortunately, too many of us approach our lives with this need to know type hunt. We never relax into the journey and instead treat our life like work – checking off and collecting external victories. At times, we might feel like we’re frozen and
Weekly Path to Peace: Ease into not knowing.
- If you’ve been struggling for answers about what’s next or grappling with your life’s purpose, begin today by identifying all the ways
yourdesire to know causes you to struggle. Does it cost you your self-esteem? Leave you feel frozen, scared to try new things or put yourself out there? Identify the negative self-dialog that goes along with your need to know.
- Begin a new vision board or list. Start by only putting things on the list that bring you joy, peace and deep happiness. Each day add one image or one word to the list that represents something you want to achieve, have or experience in life – whether it’s a feeling, a relationship or other goal. Let yourself be comfortable with the unknown future and only put things on it that feel good to you.
As you begin this week, rate your level of happiness, self-esteem and self-confidence on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being not satisfied and 10 being very satisfied. Notice where you are Sunday evening after you do this week’s peace practice to see if there is a change.