Not every challenge you experience leads to a Cinderella story outcome. What truly matters is what you learn from your failures and disappointing moments and how you’re able to come back from them.
Soulful Ponderings: a blog by Soul Carrier
A blog focused on sparking conversations around the concepts of integrity, alignment and true north. Our intention is to inspire you to ask yourself "Where do I want to go?" While also challenging you to follow your soul to find the answer to that question.
A Message from the Author
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far in life? I know what you’re thinking, it’s a loaded question. For me, “alignment” is the biggest life lesson I’ve had to master while building Soul Carrier. As it’s such an important life concept to me, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Aligned Tote is my largest bag. It’s easy for us to get off track and we often trade our authentic vision and values in certain situations for the promise of instant success or wealth. From my own experience, I can tell you trading your long term view for...
Practicing mindfulness, you’re creating a safe space between yourself and influencing reactions. Being mindful, you’re doing the same except you’re creating that space between your soul and the noisy demands of the world. With this self-awareness, it’s the perfect time to make decisions that align with your True North.
In order to deliver on our greatest purpose, and bring our grandest visions and dreams to life, we must be mindful of how we spend our energy and what we say yes to. Before we act, it’s important that we ask ourselves the tough questions to make sure our soul’s in alignment. Does the situation, request or opportunity line up with my soul?
The month of May is full of monsters I would rather avoid. May 21st, the date my parents were killed, May 5th my mom’s birthday, and Mother’s Day. And yet every single May, I seem to question myself for why I feel off, why I feel drained, why everything seems tainted with gloominess, and why I feel like I am moving at half the speed I normally move at.
Your true north will become an internal compass pointing you towards why you were put on this Earth. Dissect every request, every choice, every fork in the road and ask is this serving my greater purpose? Square everything with your true north to find your soul’s answer.
Nothing about what comes next is okay. Your sister pokes you awake, you both hang upside down in the car, and she tells you to crawl out through the blown out car window. Shattered glass glitters the desert floor. Your mother’s supreme silence is juxtaposed to the howling sounds coming from your father. Paramedics use the jaws of life to saw your father’s trapped body out of the butchered SUV.
“Not Easy” by the X ambassadors, Elle King and Wiz Khalifa has been streaming over and over as the lyrics “It’s Not Easy Breaking Your Heart” beat into my headphones. My biggest struggle in life has been having the courage to graciously, yet firmly, say No. No...No I am not interested in participating. No, I cannot be a part of this event. No, I cannot give you a free bag for your charity event. I am afraid of saying "No" equals breaking another person's heart. I cringe when I have to tell someone their services are no longer...