Recently, I read a quote that sparked something inside. With a short pause, it was apparent that there were numerous subsequent responses. It would have been easy to disregard these and focus solely on the strong, energising, and confident energy that initially arose but, I’ve trained myself to look closer because there’s usually more going on. And honestly, it’s the subtle layers that are often the most interesting.
“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.”
To be transparent, I felt uneasy with the question about what sets my soul on fire. Why?
- It’s not because I don’t have some pretty good ideas, rather that I don’t necessarily have all those things in my life.
- How do I feel about that, and what can I do about it, if anything?
- Am I willing to take steps to manifest these things?
- Furthermore, deeper questions, ones that I’m already wrestling with, remind me that they are still unanswered. They are patient questions, yet relentless.
I also felt excited about the inquiry into a soulful fire. There are many things in my life that fill me with a gamut of joy, love, and energy. I feel grateful to have done, and continue to do, the internal work required of them.
My invitation to you is to look into how ‘fearless’ resonates in you.
- What does it feel like
- What does it taste, sound, and smell like?
- Is it intense? If yes, in what way?
- Is it soft or pointy?
- Are there emotions that bubble up when reflecting on the word? Is there something laying there waiting to be caressed and explored? … Like us, emotions want to be affirmed for existing.
Now do the same for ‘what sets your soul on fire’.
- Be clear about it. Maybe you’ll be surprised at what you find. Maybe not.
- Does the idea of being surprised scare you? Does it excite you? If so, look at it too.
- Listen carefully… and keep listening.
Everything changes—that’s the nature of all things manifest.
Get intimate with what’s there.
Don’t just accept cliché definitions & placations.
Explore below the surface!
Pursuit isn’t always the action of putting one’s head down and charging on. Sometimes it requires opening our eyes and looking around. And, we most certainly need to regularly close our eyes and explore within.