How do you know exactly if you are on an awakening path?
There's a good chance if you are here reading these words, you absolutely are. Here is a comprehensive list of twenty-five signals to confirm that you are (it only takes one!):
You have paused in wonder observing nature
Music and other forms of art speak to your heart
You sometimes feel more connected to animals than humans
You crave solitude
Psychology and self-help books are fascinating to you
You can feel completely alone in a room full of people
Fitting in and making lasting friendships can be a challenge
Religion has not held the answers to all your questions
You've been told you 'think too much'
You have noticed a quiet within and without that defies explanation
Feelings inform your experience above all else
You have spent time self-reflecting (like therapy, journaling, processing life with a friend) in an effort to have more understanding of your internal experience
There are moments you are aware of your thoughts and wonder, 'Who or What is actually noticing these thoughts?'
You've had profound, soul-shifting mystical experiences that cannot be put into words
Your crave a deeper meaning in relationships and in life
You have struggled with autoimmune issues or have had inexplicable physical symptoms like pain or exhaustion that doesn't ever seem to completely go away.
Your natural default setting is anxious
Melancholy can settle over you and often you are unsure of its source
Being sensitive to the moods of others and in tune with their thoughts leaves you drained
Sometimes you have premonitions and they are usually spot-on
Gratitude and empathy come naturally to you
Enlightened teachers are endlessly fascinating to you
Mindfulness and meditation are tools you have used to cultivate more awareness and peace
You are considered an introvert
Reading (a lot) is your preferred way to learn and have adventures (so you never have to leave your living room couch)
Like I mentioned, it only takes one holy instant and then your path is set. It cannot be undone and the Truth cannot be unlearned.
I'm so grateful you are here.
Even though the path within is a solitary endeavor, it helps to have someone walking alongside you sharing the weird and the wonderful as it is equal parts both.
Inward & Onward
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