ARE YOU THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL?
Are you consciously steering the wheel of your life, pointing it on the path that your heart yearns to travel? Or is the wheel just sort of on autopilot, like when you zone out during a long car trip and suddenly realize that you have not been paying attention? Some captains are more awake at the helm than others.
IT'S ABOUT BEING PRESENT, DIRECTED AND FOCUSED
We all need direction. Without it, there is no productivity, and we inherently yearn to be productive. When we know our life purpose, we are better equipped to align our lives with it and live more fully, fearlessly and productively.
It takes us to a higher vibration because we are aligned with our true nature, rather than ignoring it or resisting it. I find that more often than not, people are ignoring it or are unaware of it. Admittedly, it takes courage to know and live your purpose. It can be difficult -- but it can also be transformative and mind-bogglingly beautiful.
That is why we need to be present. Awake at the wheel, making conscious decisions. Practice being present -- living in the moment -- in everything you do. Any task, any conversation. Learn to keep your mind and attention focused and in time you will gain control over it.
When we command our minds and have a sense of purpose, the net result is creation. Magnificent, glorious, creative output. A life purpose statement can assist with the process of training your mind.
Try to remember this beautiful poem that Mandella recited to himself while sitting in a prison cell for years:
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley