Connecting with your soul is vital

2018-12-05 06:02
Thapelo Molefi Social Observer

Thapelo Molefi Social Observer

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Who are you? This is a question that mankind has been struggling to answer.

In attempts to answer this critical question, people have resorted to describing themselves in what they do as part of who they are. If one asks a few people who they are, one might find the subjects referring to themselves as teachers, lawyers, engineers and so on.

They end up seeing themselves as workers of a pro­fession they find themselves in, instead of defining themselves as who they are, not what they do for a living.

How often do we as human beings look at ourselves in the mirror to confront ourselves about this critical question?

Researchers, in their quest to answer this critical question, have suggested that many people, if given a chance, would like to be somebody else. They went on to suggest that some people, when looking at themselves in the mirror, see something wrong with how they look instead of what is good about themselves.

They are too critical about themselves, wittingly or unwittingly. This is because their definition of themselves is solely based on what they do, and as a result they often tend to succumb to the expectations of the community.

One challenge that might lead to us being too critical of ourselves, is that we hardly have time to connect to our soul. Some researchers suggest our lives are better described, and to a certain extent lived, from the outside in, instead from the inside out.

We need to connect with our souls regularly, since our soul is immaterial and immortal.

Another element that is of paramount importance is our spiritual beliefs, which can either propel us forward or hold us back.

We also need to know that we were created for a purpose, and remember that for us to fulfil that purpose we need to know who we are and connect with our inner selves.

We must smile more and celebrate our successes, irrespective of their magnitude.

Most importantly, we need to love ourselves and love life.

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