I cannot express how relieved I feel. I cannot believe I put so much value in what I’ve been researching that I allowed it to bring me down. I just finished watching a Super Soul Session where Elizabeth Gilbert gave a mind-blowing speech, Flight of the Hummingbird – the Curiosity Driven Life, and I no longer feel like a failure. Yay!
For a while now, I’ve been trying to find my purpose and ultimately, my passion. And I’ve been struggling with that. I recently decided to focus on tangible goals instead because I have no idea what my passion is but I still felt like a failure for not figuring it out. I still felt like I was missing something for not knowing what seemed to be so obvious for so many people. My friend even said that accepting my life as it currently is, is me “settling” and therefore not living to my fullest potential. Humph! But then, I saw that Super Soul Session episode. If you are struggling and feel like you are a failure or stuck in place because you don’t know what your passion is, listen to Ms. Gilbert and “take passion off the table…for now”.
Do not let passion define you. Let curiosity lead you. Trust it will lead you to your passion.
Let’s go back to being in the moment, shall we? Letting our curiosity lead us and allowing what we learned from one event to better our next experience. I feel like I knew that way back when, when life was simpler. Yet somehow in my conscious search to live a life of purpose, I lost that piece of wisdom. I promise now, I will never lose that again. I hope you will never lose it either.