This part of my journey started when I was stuck in a job that wasn’t right for me. I could sense that the doors were closing for me there, but couldn’t see where the new doors might open yet, or even what they might look like, or where they might be. I was standing in the liminal space between who I had been and who I was going to be, (and, I didn’t know it yet… but was soon to experience, far more deeply, who I truly am).
I had been talking on the phone to my dear friend, Darakshan, and told him of my dilemma. He asked me only one question:
“What does your heart want?”
My answer… “Huh? My heart’s not saying anything. I guess the only thing that shows up when you ask that is just a word… freedom.”
“Oh!” he replied, exhaling deeply. “Oh!” He was silent for a moment. “That’s huge. I would hold on to your hat if I were you.” (I’m not sure of his exact words, or if they were about holding hats, but they were pretty close to this sentiment.)
I had no idea of where my journey would take me next. Where it took me… was my own roadmap to freedom. Freedom that had nothing to do with what job I had or where I lived. It had everything to do with knowing who I was. With really, deeply, understanding who I am. It all starts with asking your heart what it wants, and being still and quiet enough to hear its answer.
What does YOUR heart want?