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5 Questions to ask yourself to gain clarity on your purpose

purpose Sep 10, 2020
 
We can ask ourselves key questions to gain clarity about our purpose.
 
1. When do I feel most alive?
2. What do I really enjoy sharing with others?
3. What gives me true satisfaction, is fulfilling and matters to me?
4. What issues am I passionate about?
5. What do I talk about mostly with friends?
 
When we gain clarity about what matters to us most, we can work with our strengths and be of service to fulfill our purpose.
This will be driven by our values and love. Once we begin to pursue our passion, it’s good to talk to people in the same life pursuit as you.
If you love art, speak to the local art gallery, or other artists who are pursuing their dreams.
Find out what works and what doesn’t work, from them and also through your own trial and error.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
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Physical benefits of having a higher purpose

purpose Sep 09, 2020
 
Research has shown that having a higher purpose and desire to be in service to others has an impact on gene expression, specifically in decreasing pro-inflammatory compounds.
On the other hand, seeking out things in your life that create fleeting happiness, like depending on activities that avoid your pain and pursue pleasure, have been shown to be unfulfilling and can trigger genetic expression of those pro-inflammatory compounds.
These compounds and stress biomarkers are linked to cancers and chronic diseases, like autoimmune and gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and hormone imbalances.
 
Spiritual practices such as meditation, prayer, worship, tai chi, yoga, and connecting to activities that make you feel “alive” and peaceful, have been shown to strengthen an area in your brain called the anterior cingulate.
This is the centre of empathy, compassion, intuition, emotional and social awareness.
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What is your purpose?

purpose Sep 08, 2020
 
Have there been times in your life when you have felt you never knew your purpose?
Have you ever lost a job, relationship, a sense of direction, a home, or felt so disconnected with others, you wonder what is the reason to be here?
 
Losing our sense of self and who we are is more common than people realise.
Our lives have been governed and guided a lot by expectations, social pressures, bills and others wants and needs.
How often do we listen to the calling of our innate spirit, which deep within knows our purpose. It is here when we look within, we find what truly matters to us and where our purpose lies.
Exploring our own values and higher purpose generates more happiness, compassion, self-discovery, wisdom and greater meaning in life.
Purpose almost always involves us wanting to feel we are contributing, that we are sharing what is meaningful to us, or something that we value.
When we have clarity of our purpose we are able to form meaningful...
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What do you do to gain clarity?

clarity meaning Sep 03, 2020
 
What do you do to gain clarity?
How would you help someone find meaning?
 
When I feel unclear on what direction to go, I reflect on the many questions mentioned and how these tie to my vision and needs of my spirit.
One of my needs is connecting to the universal creative intelligent life force within, through meditation.
When I think of how this ties to my purpose or my way of life I almost always get the answer to my what and why of my doing and being.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
 
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7 Points to remember when thinking about the meaning to life.

Uncategorized Sep 02, 2020
7 Points to remember when thinking about the meaning to life.
 
There are certain aspects to remember as we go along this journey, that will move us to fulfilling our spiritual needs.
1️⃣ Everyone is unique.
We all have unique talents and skills and can contribute to the world in ways others are unable to.
This is the point of difference and something to continuously remind ourselves.
There are so many painful things happening in the world that require someone who’s passionate about them to support or contribute in any way.
2️⃣ Be prepared to leave our comfort zones. Our spirit calls us to be ourselves and share our uniqueness and passion.
Following our heart requires the risk of being vulnerable and the acceptance that there will be tough times.
3️⃣ When tough times do arise, because life is full of the unexpected, take the time to pause and rebalance. No matter how long it is, always hold onto your passion.
4️⃣ Form relationships and connections who share your...
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Questions to ask when deciding what to do with your life.

meaning Sep 01, 2020
 
During a time of uncertainty, consider pondering on what is really holding you back.
🌺Focus on your strengths and what really matters to you. This will bring clarity, positive emotions and confidence back.
🌺Think about the things you love doing that feed your soul.
 
Here are a 7 questions that can help bring you closer to experiencing meaning in your life.
✍🏽What has helped you in the past to navigate through uncertain times?
✍🏽What tools or strategies have helped you to gain clarity in the past?
✍🏽What is the service or value you want to contribute to others?
✍🏽What do I love doing and am good at?
✍🏽What would I do if money was not an obstacle?
✍🏽What could I do over and over again without keeping track of the time?
✍🏽How would I like to be remembered?
 
Write these answers done and consider reviewing them every 3-6 months.
Pick 1-2 to answer daily.
 
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD
 
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What brings you meaning?

meaning Aug 31, 2020
Have you ever felt like your life has no meaning?
You're wondering why you are here, what the point of it all is?
What is the grand purpose of things?
You want to feel useful and as though you are contributing to the world, like you have a place and purpose?
 
Many of us face the question of why am I here and what is the meaning to life at various times in our lives.
There are times when you are sure about what you are doing and times where you have no idea what you are doing or why you are doing things.
It's the times when things seem unclear, when we can feel lost or stressed.
When trying to find ourselves, or wanting to discover the meaning of life, we can get more and more confused and disheartened.
This pursuit of meaning can lead us to feeling worse about who we are.
 
Philosophers, psychiatrists and psychologists have discussed, that it may actually be in not knowing the meaning to life, we actually find it.
Viktor Frankl, the Austrian...
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How can we cultivate self esteem and support others to do the same?

self esteem Aug 28, 2020
 
As we get older, we are navigating so many life situations all at once. Because of this, we will filter out information based on our core beliefs, hence it is important to work on changing how we see ourselves.
We need to develop a healthy self- esteem, to live fulfilling and loving lives.
Make time to schedule self esteem work.
 
Here are 6 Things to help with self esteem
1️⃣Write down positive things about yourself, which help you see your positive traits.
❤️I AM statements are powerful eg I AM generous
2️⃣Stop the inner critic.
🧠Our minds run away with ourselves. When it becomes too much we need to just say stop!
🛑Stop negative evaluations eg: “ I should have done this or that.”
🛑Stop labelling yourself negatively. When something happens, stop saying, “ I am hopeless.”
3️⃣Surround yourself with nurturing people
When you are feeling fragile, it is important to be around people you feel emotionally safe with, so you can continue to rebuild your...
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Why does low self esteem stick better than superglue?

self esteem Aug 27, 2020
 
When we have developed core beliefs about ourselves from what we have heard and experienced, we tend to focus and pay attention to what we believe and process incoming information accordingly.
Thus we develop expectations of what we think may happen in our lives based on our beliefs about ourselves, before events even happen.
 
For example.
We may have been told, “ You are stupid,” by someone in authority.
If our core belief becomes, “ I am stupid ,” then we may enter a situation, like work with the belief already, we are stupid.
This belief will affect how we feel about ourselves and our performance at work may not be our best.
We may get nervous, make mistakes, feel uncomfortable, NOT because we are stupid, but because we believe we are stupid.
This highlights the importance of working on our core beliefs.
 
Dr Joe Dispenza, a neuroscientist works on rewiring the brain, based on his research of neuroplasticity, the ability...
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What is self esteem?

Uncategorized Aug 25, 2020
 
Have you ever wanted to feel confident about who you are, in such a way that you feel at peace with your decisions and relationships?
Have you wanted to be able to set boundaries without feeling guilty? Would you like to be assertive, but not pushy?
Are you scared of conflict? Or Are you always trying to please people?
 
What is self esteem?
Self esteem is the way in which we see ourselves. Our perceptions, beliefs and opinions about who we are.
This is shaped and molded from when we were a child and our experiences as we grow older. Rebuilding our self esteem when we have been broken, may seem like an insurmountable task.
We may feel like shattered glass. Being wounded with words, behaviours, actions has lasting effects on our self -esteem and thus our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
The power of words and the variety of words you use either have a positive or negative affect on your subconscious and conscious mind.
 
🧠Imagine...
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