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Be True to Yourself and Your Passion Will Find You

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by Tonya Sheridan

I often have women come to me who are struggling to find their passion and purpose in life. Some of them have had a major change in their life such as a divorce or their youngest or only child going off to college and others are just not satisfied with the work they are doing. What I know from my own personal experience and from working with many women over the years, is that when you find yourself, your passion finds you. It all starts from your interior, if you learn to turn inward, this is where all of your wisdom and strength lies. This is where all of your answers are, they are not “out there.

Our first and foremost purpose on this planet it to be ourselves. Therefore, the first step in your journey to discovering your passion is to become true to yourself. When you are in the truth of who you really are it’s easy to find your passion. After going through a major life transition we often have to reevaluate what are our thoughts and what are someone elses about who we really are. This means that we need to pay complete attention to the quality of our thoughts and feelings, and ground ourselves in our own identity as a spiritual being, rather than how we are perceived in the outside world. We are never without solutions to our own problems, we just need to get quiet and listen.

Everything that you need to identify your passion comes from within you. Once you tap into this your passion will become crystal clear. Then everything and everyone that you need to fulfill your life purpose will appear. If you don’t take the time to be true to yourself it is difficult to identify your passion and  you won’t realize the opportunities that are presented to you every single day to fulfill that passion. This means you have to take the time to get quiet, go within and develop the ability to center yourself completely in your own spiritual identity to the exclusion of all of the outside opinions and judgements. For some this is easier than others, depending on how much they have been influenced by outside beliefs, thoughts, and judgement.

Taking some quiet time each day is essential to find and nurture your interior. There is no right way to do this, for some women it’s meditation, for others it’s journaling or walking alone in nature. I have heard women beat themself up because they are unable to meditate, don’t do this. Some women receive the same benefits from journaling or getting lost in painting or sculpting. Do what works for you, be your own Guru.

When every woman goes within, nurtures their true self and lives their passion, the whole world will completely shift.

copyright 2012 Tonya Sheridan, Life Coach Lifestyle & Longevity, LLC



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11 Responses to this article

Nancy March 17, 2012 Reply

I really like what you wrote. “Be still” is so important because most of us are doing for everyone else. So many burdens and tasks are placed on our shoulders that it becomes only natural to think about others and what needs they have. It is so important to take time out at least for ten minutes during the day to do something for yourself. Easier said than done.Thank you for writing such a beautiful article.

kay February 4, 2012 Reply

I love your comment about women nurturing themselves. For most women, it’s easy to give to and help others, but we ignore ourselves. Thanks for the reminder.

Tonya Sheridan February 12, 2012 Reply

Thank you Kay! As women, we need to understand that nurturing ourselves enables us to give more, not less and that putting ourselves “last” doesn’t serve anybody.

Renovate Your Lifestyle February 4, 2012 Reply

“We are never without solutions to our own problems, we just need to get quiet and listen.” ~ what a beautiful thought! So often we think we don’t know the answer, which way to turn, or who to turn too. I find this sentence brings so much comfort and confidence to my own soul. You are absolutely right and I just love this message. Thank you for the reminder.

Tonya Sheridan February 12, 2012 Reply

You’re welcome :) We underestimate our power as women. When we get quiet, the answers always come…they may not come immediately but they always come.

KRISTINA February 1, 2012 Reply

Thank you very much for your article Tonya. Your words help me to find myself within me and that is the key of life.

Tonya Sheridan February 12, 2012 Reply

You’re welcome Kristina. Remember that your answers are ALWAYS within you :)

Maxine Hargreaves January 30, 2012 Reply

Love this message. I love to get out in Nature, it was one of the daily rituals that really helped lift my spirits after my husband died. Now we’ve got a little puppy, so she keeps me company on my daily walk in the woods :-)

Tonya Sheridan February 12, 2012 Reply

Thank you Maxine :) Nature is so healing and puppies are wonderful…unconditional love! One of my favorite things to do to get me back in touch with me is going out into nature for a day with my camera or sketch pad.

Nova Wightman January 30, 2012 Reply

Love this: When every woman goes within, nurtures their true self and lives their passion, the whole world will completely shift.

That’s something we tend to forget, or many don’t realize, that when we give to ourselves the whole world benefits! I think this is something that is especially appealing to women.because of our tendency to want to care for others. Turns out this is the BEST way to care for others.

Great post, Tonya

Tonya Sheridan February 12, 2012 Reply

Thank you Nova! We have so much feminine power, wisdom and knowledge inside of us. We need to keep reminding ourselves and each other, as well as empowering our daughters, nieces and grand-daughters.

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