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Three keys for Self-mastery – Part 3

Don’t worry if no one around you is asking these questions; it’s surely the best thing to ask or desire. It’s all right, and you are allowed to connect to yourself. Remember it’s your life, and therefore ask who or what’s really important to you, and face these questions bravely.

Then list down the various things that you could do to help you connect to your life’s purpose. It could mean serve at the community center or spend time with family or learn a new skill. At this stage don’t worry if your present schedule makes it impossible for you to do those things. Imagine you had no constraints of time, relationship or resource; you could do what you want. Don’t be tempted to ask, “But what about my ‘so many needs’ that makes me slog like a donkey? I have to pay my bills and what about my mortgage?” Assume for the time being that all your other needs are met. You are now independent. If you could do what really matters to you, what would that be?

Remember self-awareness is the first big step in developing self-mastery. To know what you really want to offer to this world is the best discovery you could make. Mankind may pride in Columbus discovering America, but yours is no mean achievement either. Begin the voyage now, go to a forest, mountain, a lake or an ocean side, and spend time with yourself.

Once you know what your vision is and you are also aware of what activities will help you achieve your vision, you are ready for the second step.

Key 2: Add little things daily to improve your self-worth and confidence

Keep these basket lists containing your desired activities, in front of you for daily reference. You could now pick up at least one daily. Let’s say, exercise or yoga is a part of the twenty odd things that you have written down, to help you live according to your life’s vision. Do yoga now and feel blessed in the knowledge that it’s in accordance to your deep, innermost purpose. That very moment, you’ll feel worthy. Or maybe appreciating friends and expressing gratitude is another one on the ‘to do’ list. Then call a friend and thank him or her now! And remember again, it’s your life’s purpose. You’ll grow richer, slowly but surely. You’ve just added emotional deposits into your personal, internal bank account.To be continued..

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