However the full range of emotions exists for a reason. Imagine if you were driving a car that had no warning lights to let you know that your oil was dangerously low, your radiator overheating or the battery running out of charge? These are small items that can be easily fixed but left unattended they turn into major repair jobs.
Emotions are like the indicator lights on our car dashboard. They give us a clue as to what is going on internally. It is always a good idea to acknowledge our emotions – if we try to push them down they have a nasty habit of popping up (vastly magnified) at very inconvenient times. Tuning into your emotions is the smart thing to do.
In trying to connect to higher purpose, I suggest that you look for the extremes of emotion.
- What makes you feel happy, light-hearted, full of joy? This may be a passion that you could pursue in order to experience greater fulfilment in life.
- What makes you really angry? What do you feel the need to fight against, or stand up for? What values does your anger highlight? If you had the power to change one thing about the world, what would it be?
These are not questions that you can successfully intellectually analyse to arrive at the most logical response. When you take time to reflect on your emotions, meditation and grounding can help. You need to be internally still and quiet and simply allow the answers to these questions to rise up from your belly. You may find the answer a bit surprising when you receive it. You may wonder “where on earth did THAT come from?” but you will also know irrevocably in your soul when an answer is the right one for you.
When we finally connect to our higher purpose we know that THIS is it. We know that this is what we are supposed to do, and it removes the fear. We stop thinking about success or failure and start to think about “what contribution can I make”. Doing what you love is a success in and of itself, and the amazing thing is that the lack of concern about the results, having an attitude of giving without seeking to get, leads to us receiving far more than we could ever have hoped. And it comes to us in ways we would never have dreamed of. It really is a beautiful thing.
That is exactly what connecting to your higher purpose is all about.