Soul searching can mean so many different things to various people. The most common link you will discover is that it is an inward journey to finding what is right for you. It is a deeper connection within the quietness of your inner being.
It shows up for people when they are no longer happy in a current relationship. When you or someone close to you is diagnosed with a disease. It can come into your life through the loss of a loved one, noticing just how precious life is. It may even come to you when your child leaves the house, and you find yourself asking “who am I now.”
I know. I’ve been there for all accounts and been known to approach life as a child and ask the questions why…why am I here…who am I…in a gentle and innocent way. I’ve asked the people around me why, I’ve even asked the universe why.
I’ve taken into account what others think, considered many philosophies, cultures, religions…whatever I’ve been drawn to.
It encouraged me to reflect upon my life and look closely in areas of my life that I sensed a lack of stability, sadness, even disconnection and examined my motives and core beliefs.
Through my search, I learned the only person who was able to give me the answer was me. My feelings are my inner guidance system. Therefore, I began to listen to my inner guidance and follow my heart. I learned how to discern what I read and hear.
Our journey is just that…our own.
Journeyers – what it boils down to is, how do YOU define Soul Searching? And as you consider this question, you will begin your journey within as well.