What gives you real fulfillment?
May 3, 2016
Jackie Roberge

Continuing the story from the Why Café where John has ended up after getting lost and almost running out of gas. John’s waitress Casey continues to be his spiritual guide and challenges him with some insights!
John has already learned that his life purpose is about doing what he loves to do.  As this seems too simple, John asks Casey why people don’t just go ahead and do what they love to do?  Why do we often get side tracked or end up in situations where we don’t feel fulfilled yet we stay because we feel stuck?
Casey explains that society puts ideas in our head about how to make ourselves feel good. Like buying nice clothing, driving cool cars, eating at fancy restaurants etc.  When we ‘buy’ into those ideas, we tend to start buying those products but what we experience is only temporary satisfaction.  Then we see other products and think they are cool and will give us pleasure so we buy more things.  Eventually we end up with a lot of stuff, bills to pay but still have a lack of fulfillment at a deeper level.  So a vicious circle is created, we seek jobs that allow us to pay the bills but they don’t necessarily bring us satisfaction and neither do the products, so we end up getting trapped in the job with, seemingly, no easy way out.
Sound crazy?  Well, John has to admit that he may have fallen into that trap and although he is not sure he is ready to make big changes in his life, he is ready to keep listening as what Casey is saying is resonating with him.
Does it resonate with you?  Here are some questions to reflect on;

Next time I will discuss how to start bringing more joy, energy and lasting fulfillment into your everyday life – without having to change jobs or buy expensive toys!

Until then, I invite you to live your life with passion, purpose and inner peace!

Article originally appeared on CancerShift (http://cancershift.com/).
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