Podcast #7: Why you must work this out for yourself!
Welcome to the UltimateQuest.org podcast. This is episode #7 where we continue the ‘Finding your passion?’ series. The title of this episode is “Why you must work this out for yourself!” In this episode we again invite you to discover your passion & purpose in life. We will give you some hints and advice, but YOU must do this work for yourself!
CONTEMPLATION CAN HELP ANSWER LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS.
A shortcut to finding your purpose or life quest is to use quiet contemplation or meditation. In fact, deep contemplation is helpful in answering any of life’s big questions! In this episode, we will take you through this important technique in more detail. Try asking yourself what your Ultimate Quest in life might be. Tune in inwardly for an insight. The best answers come from deep within! But how do we best do this?
SIT, RELAX & QUIETEN YOUR MIND.
Start your contemplation by finding a quiet spot where you can sit alone. Then relax your body & quieten your mind. Follow the rise and fall of your breath. Try not to engage in your thoughts. Instead acknowledge them briefly and let them go. When you feel comfortable, simply ask yourself what you are meant to do with your life. It’s important to give yourself sufficient time to deeply contemplate this question. Let that enquiry keep running, right at the back of your mind. Just be sure to keep that question away from your Ego!
YOU MUST BE CURIOUS & OPEN TO CHANGE.
As you quietly contemplate your life purpose, you might come up with a really big insight or inspiration. Or you might not! That’s ok too. Just let the answer slowly surface, whenever it is ready. This can take some considerable time, so be patient & open minded! For this to work, you must want to know the answers. Or at the very least be curious & open to change.
YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWERS DEEP WITHIN!
But remember, you do already know the answers, deep within. The answers are already available at a deeper level of your mind. This is where your best answers reside. You just need to reconnect to that level of mind. This is the big secret! This is the way to find your best solution to almost everything.
WE MUST PERSONALLY ENGAGE IN THE EXPLORATION.
But how do we access that deeper level of inner knowing? Most importantly our true intent must be to actively participate in the exploration. We must personally engage in this search at an energetic level. We must really want to know. We must be motivated & engaged to start that deep inner process. We must ‘do the work’ as the saying goes! But we can’t force the process either! It must come naturally and spontaneously.
GO DEEPER THAN JUST AN INTELLECTUAL ENQUIRY.
If we don’t engage deeply, we just get a clever intellectual answer from our Ego. That becomes just an intellectual quest! It’s not our Ultimate Quest. For that we have to go much deeper than intellectual enquiry!
Remember, you must be engaged and open minded. You have already demonstrated your commitment by getting this far. So well done for hanging in there. Are you ready for a few more tips?
ONLY YOU CAN UNCOVER YOUR OWN ANSWERS.
We can’t just tell you the answers to your big life questions. That’s not because we don’t want to! It’s because the right answer is very specific to you. Only YOU can uncover it! The answer must come from deep within yourself, through your own effort. It’s very personalized and uniquely coded to you! Your best answer usually presents itself as a deep intuition, insight or inner knowing. It’s heartfelt! It can even be a sudden realization or an ‘aha’ moment. That’s how you receive the very best answers!
ANSWERS FROM THE HEAD DON’T RESONATE WITH THE HEART.
Remember, the very best answer will not be thought based, intellectual or even logical! These kinds of superficial answers are just the clever Ego & intellect at work! Those answers are just in the head! They don’t resonate with the heart.
CLEVER PEOPLE OFTEN IGNORE THEIR INTUITIVE CAPACITY.
Many intelligent & clever people just don’t get what this deeper level of understanding is all about. They can’t comprehend this deeper level of inner knowing. Or maybe they just don’t think they can do it! So they just ignore or deny this capacity within themselves. Or even worse they deride others for using this innate ability. That’s a real pity because then everyone misses out!
SUMMARY OF EPISODE #7:
We’ve made this episode a little shorter to give you the time to practise quiet contemplation at the end. Before you do that, let’s briefly summarize the essence of this episode.
Our best solutions exist in the deepest part of our mind. This is true for almost every significant issue in life! So it’s very useful to learn this process of inner exploration. Our inner self is where our inspiration & true genius comes from. Only you can discover this for yourself. You must be open, curious & patient.
Watch out for clever intellectual banter, no matter how fancy or flash it might appear! We can easily get attached to those slick Ego-based solutions. But remember those intellectual answers don’t really satisfy in the long run. They eventually feel shallow & empty. If your answer is not heart-based then it just won’t resonate or ring true. It must feel right, deep within our being.
ARE YOU ACCESSING YOUR DEEP INNER TRUTH?
Are you focusing on the right place in your mind - the place where your best solutions reside? Or are you somewhere else in your mind? Where in your mind are you really at? That’s what we discuss in the next episode #8 titled“Where are you really at, in your mind?”. I hope you can join us there!
But first, now is your opportunity to give quiet contemplation a try! Even if you just do it for a few minutes, that’s a great start.Find that quiet spot. Relax your body & quieten your mind. Take a few deep breaths. When you feel ready, ask yourself “What am I really meant to do with my life?”. Good luck!