Dear Soulseekers,

I like to listen to the Super Soul Sunday podcast while I’m running. Oprah always has an interesting interview to share or just some of her insights about the world. The latest episode I listened to really hit home. She frequently talks about how your Life is always talking to you, usually in “whispers”. If you pay attention, you will learn your true purpose or that a change is needed. Oprah calls it ‘Life’. You may call it God, your inner voice, your intuition. Last week I finally realized, my Life has been whispering to me since I started this new job. I was hesitant to accept this position from the beginning because I just wasn’t sure if it was right for me. But sometimes you have to try something new. Then once I started, I always had these doubts, these thoughts, these “whispers” that this isn’t the place for me. Finally I surrendered and stopped trying to control circumstances that were beyond my control. I finally tuned in to what my “Life” has been whispering to me since January. This is not the right place for me. Once I truly heard the message, I turned in my resignation on Sunday afternoon. A sense of peace has come over me. I’ve realized that I cannot be my authentic self at my current place of employment; the teacher that I am meant to be. If I stayed, I would always be in conflict with myself and with them.

I don’t question what I am supposed to do with my life. I believe I am supposed to be a teacher. I just have to find where I am supposed to be so that I can best help kids. I do believe that everything happens for a reason, and that my life has been mapped out for me since birth. But am I following that path? Has my strong will and need for control caused a diversion from the road that I’m supposed to be on? I don’t know. I have to trust that if I have strayed that I will find my path again. I need to tune in and listen. What is God saying to me?

What is your Life saying to you? Are you listening? All those doubts, those questions, the feeling that something just isn’t quite right – are you paying attention to that? Do you have depression, anxiety, or stress? I wasn’t sleeping through the night on most nights. This was a big clue that something wasn’t right. My first day on the job, when I entered the building, was not one of excitement, but hmmm, have I made the right decision? Whispers.

Take some time this next week to really listen. Have you been hearing these “whispers” in your life? Are they getting louder and more noticeable in order to capture your attention? Do you feel your stress physically and/or emotionally? This takes some self reflection to truly evaluate and consider what your purpose is in life, and what it is exactly you are supposed to be doing. But I think the answers are there if we will just tune in and listen.

Until next time,

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