Soul-Purpose (part 1)

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 49 on Radio X from 17 November 2014

I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.


In last weeks episode, I gave you some homework to do… three questions to find out more about yourself… the find those unique skills you are born with.

The questions were:

  • What do you admire in others?
  • What do others admire in you?
  • What have you done that truly made you happy?

How did you get along?

On our endeavour for health and wellbeing the answers to these kind of questions – where you become the observer – come in very handy as they lead to the fundamental guidelines on your quest for self-realisation and sense of fulfilment.

Just like when you want to build your dream house. First you need to know where you are going to build it. How big is the terrain, are there rules you need to abide to set out by the council etc.

In self-realisation and your quest for health and happiness it is just the same. First you need to know things about yourself. You need to find out the talents you were born with, find meaning in the unique combination of skills and put them into service of yourself and others.

This process is an act of living more consciously and with it a sense of perpetual wonder and awe sets in, you contribute to a better world, as your purposefulness sensitises others… Just like one candle in a dark room transcends its obscurity.

Before you can shed light on others you need to find the light within. So for you to become that light lets look into the mirror.

Question one – what do you admire in others – is the mirror of your unconscious talents. What you see and admire in others is a part of you that feels ignored. You see in others what you fail to see in yourself.

For example when your answer to this quest is: I admire in others the way they are so knowledgable, have a response for everything, are quick and witty with words… they are so captivating when they speak…

If you truly look at the essence of these observations then one word comes to mind ‘Communication’… you admire communication… when you look at the world around you which is the mirror of yourself and you see communication then you are a communicator.

Whatever talent or talents you observed in others… it is yours. You might laugh or find this concept completely ridiculous. Just wait and see. For now just keep the word or words. Write them down in a diary and next week we’ll continue the journey.

In the meantime have a great week.

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