Finding Your Healing Passion
Let’s face it, with life such as it is, we all need that one thing (or two) that just makes us happy, I like to call it our HEALING PASSION. Or in the very least content. Recently, a group of young adults surprised me. I found that most of them have no idea how to heal. Even worse, they didn’t even know why such a skill is important. It is good to know that there are young people out there that are not already jaded by life. However, innocence is as fleeting as it is precious and this is something we all need to learn.
There will be times when life feels like it is collapsing in on us and we have to have the capability to maneuver through the twist and turns so that we do not crash and burn. In a nutshell, someday we will all need to heal from something. It is the nature of the beast that is life.
For those struggling to find it, I have developed a few steps to get you on the way to finding your healing power.
4 Steps To Heal Your Mind And Soul
- Find Your Passion – We are all drawn to something. It can be anything from music, yoga, reading to origami. Whatever invokes and emotion response from you. For me, it’s music. I get lost in the sound and emotions invoked by them. Depending on the song, I can feel happiness, sadness, nostalgic, hopeful. So find that one thing that ignites emotion in you and run with it.
- Make a connection – By experiencing your passion with purpose. When I am sad and want to be happy, I find happy music. Sometimes I just need to cry, I find sad music. When I am turning to music for healing, I do it with purpose. Sometimes I have no idea what I am looking for. I just know that I need something. So I turn on the radio or Pandora and just let it play and it never fails, before too long I have it figured out.
- Develop a relationship – Make your passion your therapist, sounding board your best friend. When you need someone to listen and understand and can’t find an ear, Google it. Seriously, if you feel alone, Google sad songs about feeling alone. (This is a great one) Or if you want to feel better about being alone, do a search for songs about inner strength (like this one). Look up the lyrics, read them while you listen. Learn about the song like you would anything else you are passionate about.
- Cultivate it – Just like anything else, you have to tend to it. But unlike most, if you are away for too long, your passion will be waiting patiently for you to come back. Don’t give up on it. It is worth the inner peace and tranquility that you will have just by making a new habit out of something you already love.
What Does It All Mean?
The drama and chaos of life can easily take us over. Hell, sometimes it can even be fun. Just remember this, being in that state for too long will beat you down on so many levels. Sometimes, especially when you are physically exhausted from the day’s events, being able to find the peacefulness within is the only sanity you can find.