This is Part 4 of a multi-part article by Pam Garcy. Each week Cultivate Life! Magazine will bring the next section until the article is complete.
Are you tied to what others are telling you to do because, deep down, you don't have a clue what you want to do? What you "put in" is often mirrored by what you get out. If you want to get more out of your life and you want to develop greater clarity of vision, you may have some "putting in" or "paying" to do first.
If you don't have a clue what to do, yet you believe that you're not pursuing your passion, you can begin by tuning into yourself using my "three-payment plan":
=Pay attention to how you feel. Start by paying attention to how you feel as you do various activities. Which activities lead to happiness and joy? Which make the time fly? Which seem to be linked with sorrow, despair, and a persistent desire to flee?
=Pay respect to a desire. Allow yourself to honor one of your small desires. Observe how you feel. Build upon this experience, allowing yourself to honor one small desire at a time. Keep a journal. Notice any patterns which emerge--what are the things you'd like to start doing more?
=Pay your dues. As you start to become more aware of your interests, values, and passion, pay your dues. Start reading and learning more about the subjects that light your fire! Talk with others in who are doing what you'd love to do. Create time every week to focus upon this "practice", and you will soon have more than a clue about what you want to do.
Next issue: Part 5.
Pam Garcy, PhD
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