Podcast #6: Preventing self sabotage on your Ultimate Quest.
Prevent self-sabotage on your ultimate quest. Align with your purpose. Contemplate what has the most meaning for you. What might you regret never having tried?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FINDING YOUR PASSION IN LIFE?
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Support your ongoing personal development.
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Discover your Ultimate Quest.
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Explore what you are meant to do with your life.
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Create a practice of quiet contemplation & reflection.
Overcome doubt, fear, ego & other self-sabotage.
Avoid getting trapped in illusory states of mind.
Embrace higher awareness & present-moment reality.
Live a life with more joy, meaning & fulfilment.
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THE 'FINDING YOUR PASSION' SERIES
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This series can help you to discover your passion & purpose in life! This can make your life a lot more fun, rewarding & more meaningful too.
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EPISODE #6 - PREVENT SELF-SABOTAGE ON YOUR ULTIMATE QUEST.
Welcome to the UltimateQuest.org podcast. This is episode #6 and we are continuing the 'Finding your passion’ series. The title of this episode is: “Preventing self-sabotage on your Ultimate Quest”. In this episode we give you some tips on how to stop your Ego from sabotaging your life and your Ultimate Quest.
ALIGNING WITH PURPOSE REDUCES SELF-SABOTAGE.
The most important strategy to avoid self-sabotage is to choose a life that is in alignment with your deep inner needs. If you have a passion & purpose in life, then you are more likely to succeed. You are much less likely to run out of energy, get distracted or suffer any other form of self-sabotage.
When you make life decisions from this clarity of purpose, you access the positive resources of your higher self. This is why it’s so important to embrace the powerful drive provided by your inner needs!
START BY DISCOVERING YOUR PASSION & PURPOSE.
So, have you discovered your passion or purpose? Do you know what gives your life real meaning? Think about that for a moment or two. This enquiry is definitely a challenge and can take some time. But the reward is worth it! Even just trying to answer this question could help you. Discovering your passion is how you might start your life quest.
FINDING OUR PURPOSE WILL BRING US MORE JOY.
Living our passion & purpose is what we really are meant to do in life! Our purpose will bring us more joy, contentment & fulfilment in the long term. Are you a little closer to working out what this might be for you? Would you like some more help?
CONTEMPLATE WHAT HAS MOST MEANING FOR YOU.
What activity or role in your life has the most meaning & purpose for you? Place this question gently at the back of your mind. Let your subconscious mind work on this. Then see what comes up for you later as an insight or inspiration. These big life questions are best answered in this contemplative way. We must be open, receptive & patient. Keep this question running in the background of your mind, while we continue to discuss this further. This will distract your Ego and stop it from sabotaging the process.
THE RIGHT QUEST WILL OVERCOME DOUBT & FEAR.
Here is another hint… Everyone will have their own unique answer to this question. There is a specific answer that is right for you. The aim is to find the life quest that works best for you. Then you will not so easily be sabotaged by doubt or fear. Other people will try to influence or bias you with their perspective! But remember, what is right for them is not necessarily right for you.
WHAT MIGHT YOU REGRET NEVER HAVING TRIED?
Do you want another hint? Your purpose in life or your life quest is something you would deeply regret never attempting. Imagine being near the end of your life. Reflect back on what you would regret never having tried.
WAKE UP TO YOUR MISSION & PURPOSE IN LIFE.
Your life quest is hidden at a slightly deeper level of your consciousness! It’s usually not at the forefront of your mind, so it can be harder to find. You must really tune into your higher self for the best insights! Many are now ‘waking up’ to their mission or quest in life. We will all eventually realize what this personally is for us. We just need to keep on searching in the right way.
YOUR EGO WILL TRY TO SABOTAGE YOUR PROGRESS.
If finding your life quest is just an intellectual interest, your commitment will quickly fade. Your Ego will quickly talk you out of pursuing this further. It will have some clever or some logical reason why it’s not worth pursuing. Your Ego might say “Don’t bother asking these useless questions”. Will you let this critic dissuade you, or will you persist?
YOUR EGO HAS ITS OWN PURPOSE & AGENDA.
Exploring your life mission or purpose can be very threatening to your Ego. The Ego has its own purpose and its own agenda. This is primarily to ‘rule the roost’. It does this under the guise of wanting to keep us safe! It sees itself as the real boss, or at least the most capable one.
YOU ARE THE DIRECTOR OF YOUR OWN LIFE.
The Ego doesn’t want us working out what we are really meant to do in our life! It doesn’t want us realizing that we are really the director or CEO of our own life. The Ego will try to stop you from taking control. That’s why we recommend putting this question right at the back of your mind. This way your Ego can’t sabotage the process as easily!
OBSERVE YOUR EGO’S ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE.
Working out your mission or purpose is one of life’s biggest challenges. The good news is that by even considering this question, an important seed has been sewn. You are already on your way! However, the Ego will then work hard to suppress the growth of this new possibility! But this interference is actually a valuable opportunity to notice the Ego at work. That’s how we can learn about its tricks!
BE WARY OF THE EGO’S CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
After sufficient contemplation, an insight will rise into your conscious awareness. In the meantime, you might notice what clever arguments the Ego comes up with, like… “what a silly question” or “what a waste of time”. Or your Ego might say “how will you survive financially?” Or it might say “your friends will think you're crazy”.
THE EGO WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ITS OWN ANSWERS.
Sometimes the Ego can be extra tricky and provide you with its own answer to your life quest. But can you trust the Ego’s version of truth? Do you really think the Ego has good intentions? Remember, its authority and its whole existence is at stake!
THE EGO WILL PROMOTE OVER-THINKING.
The Ego might conclude that having an excellent intellect is what matters the most in life. The Ego might emphasise the importance of intellectualisation, reasoning and logical thinking. But remember, you can’t solve big life issues only using your thinking mind! The logical mind will send you astray when searching for your life purpose. Instead, you must tap into your intuition & heartfelt knowing to find your best answers.
THE EGO WILL ACCUSE YOU OF BEING IRRATIONAL.
If the Ego can’t sabotage you through cunning intellectualisation, it will attempt the opposite strategy. The Ego will then try to convince you that there is no way to think logically and rationally about such a nebulous issue. So it then tries to convince you that the topic should not even be considered and is best ignored.
THE EGO CAN GO INTO STEALTH MODE.
But what if the Ego’s initial sabotage tactics STILL do not work? What if you are wise to these tactics? What if you refuse the Ego’s interference and persist in investigating the enigma of your life quest on your own? For example, you might try quiet contemplation, insight, deep intuition, inspiration, and the like.
Then, the Ego can go into passive-aggressive mode! The Ego will continue to quietly sabotage your efforts. It will use stealth as its strategy. We might wrongly think that the Ego has given up, but this is never the case. It continues to operate behind the scenes in stealth mode. So we still need to be cautious of its ongoing interference.
BIG LIFE QUESTIONS EXPOSE THE EGO AS AN IMPOSTER!
Why does the Ego try so hard to stop us exploring our life purpose or quest? Why does the Ego want to stop us from finding what we are meant to do in our life? The Ego tries to stop us because our quest is one of the fundamental questions we can ask ourselves. It’s like the big question of “Who am I? and “What am I meant to do?” These types of existential questions are very threatening to our Ego. They can expose the Ego for what it really is…an imposter!
OUR INDEPENDENCE IS A LIFE OR DEATH ISSUE FOR OUR EGO.
Exploring our life purpose might seem like an interesting enquiry to us. But to the Ego it is a ‘life or death’ issue. The Ego‘s authority and even its whole survival is at stake! It secretly wants to run the whole show itself! The Ego thinks it knows what’s best for us. So being aware and overcoming our Ego’s sabotage is a major part of our life quest.
ROAD-TEST WHETHER A LIFE PATH IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
Remember, we can start our life quest just by searching for what gives us meaning & purpose. Once we have some notion of what this might be, we can experiment in real life and see how it feels. If we are already practising our passion & purpose, we can increase this activity even more!
We can road-test our life quest by trying that particular role in life. We need to confirm whether this path really satisfies in our real life. The happiness & joy we feel helps us fine-tune our direction. That’s how we know we are on track. We choose the path that has the most meaning & purpose for us. We choose the role that brings us the most joy, contentment & fulfilment.
TIME FLIES WHEN WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK!
Our ideal life path will not feel like a chore. Instead it will be exciting and fun. It will also be quite challenging at times, but this will feel joyful & rewarding! Time will fly when we are engaged in our passion. When we are living our purpose, we build lasting happiness. This includes a sense of deep contentment & fulfillment. We also feel at peace.
WE WILL ENJOY SHARING OUR TALENT & JOY.
We gain a profound sense of gratitude when we are living our mission. When we find meaning in life, we want to share our joy with others. We are more likely to share our talents & abilities. This is an important clue! By being of service, our life quest can benefit many others! All this helps confirm we are on track for our grand quest.
CAN YOU EXPAND YOUR LIFE QUEST EVEN FURTHER?
Once you have found a fulfilling life quest, here is another question to explore... “Is this the biggest quest you can imagine for this lifetime? Is it your ULTIMATE Quest?”
Think about whether this dream is big enough to sustain you through your entire life. Could you modify, expand or extend this quest even further? Can you make it even more grand & fulfilling? Your Ultimate Quest is something you would want to do forever, even for multiple lifetimes, if that is possible! Wow! Think about that for a while...
SUMMARY OF EPISODE #6:
Here is a brief summary of what we covered in episode #6. The title of this episode was “Preventing self-sabotage on your Ultimate Quest”.
Here we learnt that it’s SO important to embrace your purpose & mission in life. Aligning with your purpose helps reduce self-sabotage. Being on the right path also helps you overcome doubt & fear.
The best way to discover your life quest is through deep intuitive insight. Intellect & logic is not effective for such big life questions.
SUMMARY OF EPISODE #6 (CONTINUED)
Everyone’s life quest is personal and unique to them. Don’t let other people deter you with their biased perspective.
Your Ego will try to talk you out of pursuing your life purpose. Discovering that YOU are the director of your own life is very threatening for the Ego. Be wary of its ‘clever’ arguments. Remember, your Ego has its own agenda.
We can road-test our life quest by trying out our ideal role in life. We know we are on our Ultimate Quest if we feel full of joy. We will be grateful, content & at peace! We will also have the natural desire to freely share our talents & abilities. Because of this, our Ultimate Quest will benefit others too.
We invite you to make the time to quietly contemplate all this. When you do this, watch out for any sabotage from your Ego!
Good luck in discovering your passion, your purpose & your Ultimate Quest! Hope to see you next on episode #7 titled “Why you must work this out for yourself!”
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