"Love is the essence of being human, the connective tissue of reality, the oxygen of life." - James H. Olthuis
Have you ever asked yourself this question: Who are you? As we move along with our lives, we have little time to ponder and reflect. Such questions don't excite us much because it requires deep introspection to uncover the truth. It requires courage, honesty and purity of mind to even go to that depth. But, finding the answer to this is so important because it then connects us to our essence, the real you. We are not our projected identities, our titles, our awards, our achievements, our relationships, our career, our family, our hobbies, our distractions, our friends. We are more than all of these. These are just a part of our lives and not us. The real you, the essence is pristine, joyful, happy and loving soul that emanates from within irrespective of what we have achieved, acquired or even gathered in this entire lifetime.
We spent years embellishing our essence but at some point in life when we are fortunate enough to get the wake-up call from the Universe, we realize that we are much more than what we think we are, much more than our wealth, much more than our accumulations, much more than we can think, dream or imagine. The light that resides in us is too powerful, profound to be compared with just one aspect of our life. We are who we are at the core, our being. A drop of the ocean resides in us, a source of that infinite power resides in us, unconditional love resides in us and that's our essence. We are love, possibilities, joy, abundance and an epitome of growth and change.
When you get access to your own essence, you act, do, behave from a space of deep love for self, others and life in general. There is no longing but being in the moment, there is no fear but trust in self & people around you, there is childlike faith and trust in the Universe, there is joy in doing, being who you are without any expectations because you realize how profound a soul you are! You realize your wisdom, the resourcefulness and know that you are enough. But to come home to this awareness you have to allow yourself to walk through certain steps and confront certain demons inside you. There is no fixed formula to tell you that these are the steps and if you follow it, it will take you there. The reason being, we all are unique and travel our journey in our own unique pace. What may be a first step for me, might be a second step for you; what I might need now might not be required by you. You have to walk your own journey to be able to get access to this wisdom. And you have to choose who all are going to support you to walk this journey. You have to choose your well-wishers, your coach, your guide, your mentor to propel you to walk ahead in this journey. Nobody else would do this for you. Till the time you are at the unconscious incompetence stage of your life, you will keep longing, keep aspiring yet find no answer, no fulfillment. Only when you choose to wake up and look beyond, you will see the horizon and what message it has to give you.
Our life's journey is a replication of our thoughts, feelings and actions. Our journey is to uncover our essence and find the real you to be able to live it fully, feel it fully and act upon fully. I welcome you all to walk this path of finding yourself. Who are you? A question that if you ponder and reflect will through light on your quest, purpose and essence.
Love and warmth, Priyanka
Coach to People Leaders, Start-up Founders & Transitioning professionals