It can be a broad term for many people, but to me is something I identify as simply listening to my inner voice, following my intuition and being a person with substance.
Those 3 things are linked to each other and they are the main characteristics to living a life with purpose and just feeding the soul.
We are more than just bodies, we are human beings! There’s an interesting and unique quality to every single one of us. Yet sometimes we struggle to see our strengths and we follow a path guided/inﬂuenced by our surroundings either by choice or chance.
That’s when you live your life on what I like to call an “autopilot life” where you do everything you're supposed to do according to the norms of society, dull with uniformity and you stop listening to that inner voice that is trying to guide you to live a more authentic, balanced and happier life.
That inner voice is what is trying to help you get out of your comfort zone, let go of what you're used to and is pushing you to embrace who you are, follow your intuition, do what you truly love to do and as a consequence just feed your soul.
Your inner voice is connected to your intuition and it continues to remind you of what your true passions, feelings and thoughts are but it’s entirely up to you if you only hear a mumble, a whisper or a clear and loud direction to go after what you want and follow the path you're meant to follow.
Now you might be wondering, okay but how do I start listening to my inner voice and following my intuition? That’s when the third and what I consider the most important part comes in, substance; getting to know your character by exploring yourself to the point of revealing the essence of your being.
Getting to know yourself is almost the same process as getting to know other people. Only you have the power to listen to yourself and understand your perspective better than anyone else can. We are complex, with so much room for growth, and every single day is a new day to self development, test your limits, discover new talents and ﬁnd new passions.
Don’t gain the world and loose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. — Bob Marley
Substance is not something physical. It’s being mindful, knowing yourself, your core values, embracing who you are on the inside and taking actions to let that shine through in your life. It’s acting with kindness, letting go of your ego and letting go of any bitterness the world has ingrained in you.
Once you start exploring your core values and learning more about yourself, things begin to ﬂow and bloom in a different manner. You're able to step back, approach and scale things with a different and unclouded perspective, better than you did before.
I truly hope this inspires you to explore more of yourself beyond the surface, listen to your inner voice, follow your intuition, understand your true essence and more than anything, I hope this can guide you in the right track to live a more balanced, healthier and happier life with a bigger purpose which will only inﬂuence others to want to do the same!
By Angela Matta Morales For more insights and different perspectives to keep growing and learning together, you can follow me on Instagram: @JustFeedTheSoul Subscribe to my blog: JustFeedTheSoul.com