My friend said we were both looking for our sweet spot, that smooth flowing place where everything is aligned. There are a lot of layers to move through to find it.
Know what you don’t want
The first place my dissatisfaction showed up was when I kept finding things I didn’t want to do any more. I even started to create new things only to find I was bored because I already knew how to do that. I wanted something different and challenging. I had no idea what. I could only see what was NOT working.
Know what you do want
What I did want was wispy. It was all feelings. I want to feel relevant. I want to be challenged. I what to learn things that will change the quality of my own life. I was searching for something new and had no idea what it was.
Hear what your intuition tells you
The mot powerful guidance you can get is from your intuition. I have several ways I access mine. It can be a poem that begins with one word, or a mind map that comes out of stillness. The past 24 hours I have felt like an incubator, with different small beaks pecking at my shell ready to be hatched.
Write it down
I asked myself questions – about my mission, who I want to serve, what I want to do for others. What are the most pressing problems I face that I want to solve. All of these began to relate to what was trying to emerge from inside.
Give it time
You can’t rush a realization. The idea will emerge when it’s time. But it still feels like I’m a tea kettle with the water on simmer.
Test how you feel about what shows up
When an idea peeks through I hold it up to the light. I see how it looks and feels. I might even try it on for size. But if it doesn’t nurture what I need, if it doesn’t fill that hole, it’s not the right idea for now.
What does you soul tell you to do?
My soul is telling me I want and need to go on an adventure. I need to go exploring. I thought I had started to do that until I realized that all I was doing was preparing for the trip. I had not started up any sort of incline. Once I focused on the part I didn’t know, the things I didn’t understand, my whole self started to vibrate YES! If I can figure that out. If I can apply those concepts to my life. If I can share with others what I discover – that will be meaningful to me. That will be meaningful to others. That will change lives. That will be my sweet spot.
A sweet spot is when everything is aligned. When I use my writing to figure things out like I always do, when I address topics that are hard for me to understand, when I can use the gift I have to explain the complex in simple, applicable terms, that will be my sweet spot.
I only have a vague idea what that will look like. I get inklings but I know that I must let it unfold. I must look at an idea and thoughtfully examine it before I make a decision. I must trust that my inner wisdom will outline the steps for me, will make sense of it all and will show me how to shape it and share it
That will be my sweet spot. What is yours? How will you recognize your sweet spot?
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
06– Unfolding And The Art Of Wu Wei (podcast, 20 minutes)
07- How to Find and Express Your Distinctive Voice (podcast, 20 minutes)