What is your soul, actually?
Your mind is precious and should be given the utmost consideration as to “who” you allow to influence it, and “how” they influence it. For instance, spending time with people who complain, are envious or talk down to you makes you feel vulnerable , and doubt yourself in such a way that it affects your esteem and confidence.
Your will is the part of your soul that has everything to do with your motivations, and your heart. Unmotivated? Listen to your heart. Think about what’s near to you and dear to you. What challenges you? Where are you inspired? It’s likely you need to find something passionate to work on, or find someone that has similar passion and match that same attitude.
What moves you to make the decisions you do? Ever thought about it? Sometimes those are “inner vows” we make to ourselves and in regard to our past and where we determine to go in our futures.
Our emotions are simply how we feel. Paying close attention to how you feel around influential persons is key to preserving your soul. Who you allow to influence you, and share with you in such a way they respect your feelings or ignore your feelings is key to maintaining healthy relationships. How you even treat yourself, when you’re feeling down or upset helps to reveal whether you care for your emotions accurately. For instance, do you eat junk food when you’re upset, or do you go for a walk in nature and drink more water and meditate?
It’s time to consider ‘who’ you are vulnerable with, and why?
Are they closer to your heart than they should be?
How do my relationships influence my soul positively?
What are their ‘negative’ qualities – or are there hardly any at all, and do you respect them as a person, or do you just tolerate them?
I’m continuing the conversation on Vulnerability, as a part of the 12 Gems series and course I am writing here at Pursuing Life. My hope is as you seek the principles here on this blog you will evolve to a greater part of you.