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4 Ways to Follow Your Inner Compass - Mindful

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4 Ways to Follow Your Inner Compass - Mindful
Instead of asking what you should do, consider who you want to be. As a child I spent several years living in the Philippines, where I learned to speak Tagalog. The language contains a beautiful expression for work, hanapbuhay, which literally translates to "the search for life."

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Try asking yourself:

  • How would I like each day to unfold?
  • What would I like to focus my energy on?
  • What brings me joy?
  • What state of mind would I like to be in while I work?
  • What other aspects of my life do I wish to be paying more attention to?
  • By the end of my life, what kind of person do I wish to be?

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Follow Your Inspiration

Follow our life’s energy instead of opposing, fighting, or suppressing it.

Make decisions that aren’t motivated by a desire for achievement, but to do work you find truly meaningful and that makes you feel alive.

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Be There

No matter what meaning you ascribe to your work—whether it is a job, a career or a calling, by focusing on being fully present to it you can better connect to your own vitality within the experience.

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Shine On

You simply need to be present and allow yourself to experience what is most alive for you, what decisions you make relative to it, and how you take action. 

Working in this way, you can find success and fulfillment within yourself.

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Bring out the "best of yourself"

Make a conscious effort to bring out the best in someone else through your communication.

This makes communicating less "me-centric," which is talking to hear yourself talk, or talking "at" someone rather than "with" them, or being more interested in wanting to "capture" their attention for some kind of pay off. 

Painting with words

Consider communication as an empty canvas to paint with words, think of all of the wonderful and beautiful things you can say to another person.

It's helpful to know that what we say to someone else, might not be what we would want said to us.

Just Show Up

If one adult in a child's life constantly shows up for them, they turn out better in:

  • Happiness Quotient
  • Academic Success
  • Leadership ...

The Four S's

Showing up for your child is easy to do. A child should be made to feel Safe, Seen, Soothed and Secure.

When we show up and give our children an opportunity to be seen, honestly and directly, then we act as a living mirror for them to see themselves.


Don't Deny Their Feelings

While we reassure our kids telling them what they are feeling is not going to be a problem, and they shouldn't cry or worry, we are ignoring their feelings.

Acknowledging what they feel is as important as correcting their course.

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