So – what we’ve just gone through is a very quick taster of one of the ways you can begin to explore themes and purpose.
- Your name at birth (and the environment you were born into) can point to purpose
- The things that bring you Joy can point to purpose.
- The things you know enough about to teach can point to purpose.
- The Lessons you have to learn – can point to purpose.
- The courses/workshops you are attracted to – can point to purpose
This method is centred on Self-Reflection.
Self-reflection also provides an opportunity for growth and can be used to understand our Point of View or the emotions we attach to our experiences.
The questions you answered here were simply to find out of there was already a link you hadn’t been aware of – between the activities that bring you ‘joy’ and the work you do – or the things you do on a daily basis but the list of questions you can explore is endless.
Self-reflection should be done in a structured way with some guidance (or else it can spiral) but if you can make a start yourself by exploring questions such as:
- Am I using my time wisely?
- Am I being true to myself?
- Have I set realistic goals – aligned to the things I want to do in life?
- What does it mean to be a good person?
- What do I want my life to mean?
- How can I better connect with others?
- Do things happen for a reason?
- What’s the best way for me to live?
- What do you think I’m particularly good at?
- How do you think I’ll leave my mark on the world?
Delving deeper into self-reflection with your Journal is a valuable tool when it comes to identifying your themes and your soul purpose. The more questions you ask yourself – the more your themes will become apparent in your life.