“A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.” (Meister Eckhart)
Soul Searching is exactly that. It is the deliberate seeking, uncovering and embracing whatever it is that we find at our core when we go looking. Soul Searching is acknowledging and listening to that fleeting thought or illusive feeling that: something is missing, my career is not as it should be, my relationship could be better, I am lost.
Taking this inner journey can produce: an increased heart rate, faster breathing, butterflies in the stomach, adrenaline pumping. Take all these together and we can be describing fear or excitement. Same signs and symptoms, just a different interpretation of the data.
If you want to understand you better, or are seeking to create your purpose and meaning in life, then this is for you. It is a longer-term project, where you decide a specific goal and when it is time to end the sessions and move on.
Some people use it as a weekly, fortnightly or monthly check in, or therapy or deep coaching session.