Ask Deepak: How to Find What Makes You Happy
In the last five years, I met and married my wonderful husband who has encouraged me and given me the strength to try various therapies to treat my condition. I'm pleased to say I'm finally on the road to recovery and gradually starting to peel off the many layers of armor I used to put on every day. The trouble is now that I'm doing that, I don't really know who I am, what I want from life and what I'm actually capable of. I'm no longer the dumbed-down version of myself and would like some guidance on how I discover what actually truly makes me happy, what direction to take and, above all, what I'm really good at. I would like your advice on how I can start answering these questions for myself or where to look for answers. My sincere thanks.
— Sophie M., Chalfont St. Peter, United Kingdom
It's heartwarming when someone begins to emerge from the entanglements of the past into a new future. Right now, you are at the confusing halfway point, not yet out of the tunnel, but seeing enough light up ahead that you are eager to get there. I think you should accept that this isn't a time for making big steps, not until you wake up one day and life presents you with a clear opening.
So far, you have been healing longer than you suppose. It was part of your healing that your husband appeared, for example. At a deep level, your true self knows what it's doing to guide you. To emerge as a new human being isn't as simple as breaking out of a cocoon and spreading your wings. There are many levels and dimensions of healing. Just be aware of your path and have faith in yourself.
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Deepak Chopra is the author of more than 50 books on health, success, relationships and spirituality, including his current best-seller, Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, and The Ultimate Happiness Prescription, which are available now. You can listen to his show on Saturdays every week on SiriusXM Channels 102 and 155.