Staying true to yourself on life’s journey

We all go through different stages in life – that’s a given! And the route for many of us is a similar path.

When we’re a child, we have dreams and wishes, but they tend to be short-term and revolve around things like what might be for pudding. As a teen the things that are important take on a new dynamic; we’re often thinking less about family and more about our friends, we have the stress of exams and fitting in with our peers to worry about.

Again, there’s another change as we move away from home to live on our own at university, and cope with being responsible for all the different aspects of our life. In our twenties, we start carving out a career and our priorities shift, as they do again when you become a parent.

All the way through, though, we remain in essence the same person, and it’s almost as if you can look back at the different stages and recognise your true self in those periods with the eyes of the person that is you at your core; your soul. Even though you might have assumed a different kind of persona as a precocious teen or an up-and-coming executive, deep down you were still you, and the values that you hold dear are there, even if hidden away under the surface.

While rushing along life’s path, it’s good to reconnect with that inner you and appreciate what really matters to you. This is a skill we develop with the benefit of age, hindsight and experience, and only really appreciate when we get a little older – the average 10 year old doesn’t do that much soul-searching after all.

At times, with the hectic pace most of us live our lives at, it’s difficult to find those moments to reflect and you sometimes need a way to tap into that mode of thinking, especially in times of stress or when things aren’t going as well as you might like. There are lots of different ways you can do this; here are two to try out.

Psychic reading

Psychic readings can be a great way to refocus on what’s important in your life, and it’s a method that increasing numbers of people are turning to. Tarot readings, clairvoyant readings and astrology readings are all subtly different from one another, but what all readers have in common is that they enable their clients to explore what matters to them most. The topics that are most frequently discussed include relationships, and family, finances and careers.

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A psychic reading can offer an fresh perspective on different events and experiences you might have had, and allow you to view those moments with the benefit of a bit of distance and objectivity. You can sometimes spot behaviour patterns that might help explain certain decisions you’ve made over the years. With that knowledge you can decide what, if any, changes you might like to make going forward.

Meditation

Meditation opens our mind to the idea of connecting with our inner self, where we know what are true values are, rather than those that we have imposed on us by society – career, success, wealth etc. Through meditation we can access our inner self and become more in tune with what we really want in life, regardless of material success.

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Meditation takes practice before it begins to pay off, but it’s something you can try on your own without any third party involvement. For instance, with concentration meditation, you can simply count as you breathe in and out. You can count up to 27, 54 or 108, and then back down again. Have in mind a picture of your body as a mountain while you count and any external thoughts that pass through can be viewed as clouds. They drift by, but you, the mountain, remains still in its meditation.

The stillness created through this process will allow you to access your inner self. When you find that you can reach the stillness, you’ll open up an area of consciousness that you might not previously have been able to access, giving you insights into your life and what you want to do with it.

Each person will find there’s a way that suits them best to recall and review what’s really important to them, but by making the effort to do so, you can ensure that your path of travel is the right one, and the one that will bring you the most contentment.

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