whose path is it anyway?

Spiritual Path Questioning Doubt Manifest

It’s not uncommon for people who have begun to explore their spirituality side to suddenly begin questioning the path they have chosen to travel in their lives. The awareness that accompanies these kind of awakenings often leads to questions about whether we are on the right path and whether the choices we are making are the best ones for ourselves and for humanity as a whole.

Most people are programmed with certain worldviews and patterns for living by the families who raised them and the communities in which they grew up. Thus, many people simply live their lives in the same manner as their parents did. For better or for worse, they are caught in the flow of life, chasing the goals they have been taught to chase and fulfilling the expectations that have been placed upon them all their lives. Some people live happy, contented lives in this manner, while others experience feelings of emptiness or lack of fulfillment.  

Potential challenges can arise when we begin to question those worldviews and patterns we inherited from our families and communities. We can begin to get nagging feelings we can’t necessarily explain, as though perhaps what we are doing in our lives isn’t what we’re supposed to be doing, the path we’ve chosen isn’t the one we’re being called to do or the clothes we’ve put on aren’t really us.

The life path we create for ourselves usually mirrors our past. It is a cycle of patterns that we keep repeating, devising new ways of doing the same things. What many of us realize is that we are following someone else’s path, usually our parents, peers or simply the Joneses. However, once we reach the point of questioning and begin to see our lives in the context of the big picture, we have arrived at a great opportunity.

From this point we can begin to define a purpose for our lives and consciously choose the path that is consistent with our inner guide.Changing course and finding a new path is not as simple as putting on the turn signal and changing lanes. We are creatures of habit and our inherited patterns are deeply ingrained. It takes commitment, time and presence to create new habits that are in alignment with who we really are and where we want to go.

If you want to truly attract that life that you dream of, now is the time to start making it real. Start to manifest it. Set aside a space where you can sit quietly and not be disturbed. Allow yourself to visualize the life you want, let yourself embrace this dream and get a real sense of how it makes you feel. Make a note to bring this feeling into your life in some way or another every day. You can also create a collage of all the things you want in your life that have meaning to you. Place this collage in a prominent place so that you see it every day. Try on the vision of your ideal life for size often and have fun with it. Be fearless and bold as you try out your new life. The consequence will only be a reaction to your action! The more you embrace your new chosen path, the clearer your path will become and the easier it will be to follow.  

Do not let doubt sway you. Doubt is usually imposed on us by others who lack commitment and vision to a defined life path. Start small in your boldness and let it grow along with your victories. Fear keeps us from following what we already know to be true. Rejoice in the person you are discovering and share it with yourself till you truly own it and others begin to notice the transformation in you. 

When you have freed yourself from your past and are truly creating from a place of self-knowledge, free of judgment and fear, every second becomes real and full of the life you have created. Rejoice in that fruit.

Hermas Lassalle is a certified life coach. lassallecoaching.com – 310.430.5784

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