We learnt when we were young to seek pleasure, and to ask for external validation. I learnt to look inward, and ask myself: “Who am I as a person?”
He became aware of his sensory thoughts, and learnt how to ground himself — to live in the present moment, connect energetically with the Earth and feel centred. Like many inmates, he worried about his nebulous future: What was he going to do upon release? How was he going to turn his life around? “When you don’t build a foundation for a new life, nothing will ever work. That is why grounding yourself is very important. Contrary to what I believed when I was younger, I am not a successful leader in the corporate world whom people have to kowtow to. I am merely an individual who has the ability to empower the people that I talk to. That has since become my purpose.
Finding your purpose is not easy. But it is a gut feeling. It is a magnetic pull; it tells you where you are supposed to go. It is something you just know is right for you. Listen to it. Work towards it. You don’t have to make a drastic one-hundred-and-eighty-degree turn. Take one step. Make a one-degree shift. That way, when you deviate from your true path, it is easy to jump back on track. Before you realise it, you have already made a ninety-degree turn.”