Soulful Satisfaction

Soulful Satisfaction

Brene Brown says, “When we are looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.” The world needs compassion on many levels. We carry our baggage – taking it all very serious, oft times with much disdain, because life affects us emotionally, and our baggage is deeply rooted. We can drop the baggage – forget it all and run, or we can go through the baggage, discarding everything no longer essential. To rise above, we have to face everything – if we strive for all that brings us soulful satisfaction.

Ask yourself these ‘soulful’ questions:

“Am I compassionate with myself and others?”

“Am I deeply rooted?”

“Am I able to bend?”

“Do I embrace my strengths and struggles?”

What if everything you thought you knew was a lie? I’m talking – everything. What is the first thing you would do? Would you take the time to investigate, dig deep with new perspective, or would you insist that everything you convinced yourself was true, still is? Something to ponder, for much of what we ‘think’ we know is an illusion. What is real for you? What defines you? How do you qualify your life? Do you thrive to live a life of soulful satisfaction filled with love, kindness, peace, patience and gratitude? Are you flexing your integrity muscles with power and self-confidence?

It’s easy to go with the status quo, but oh so boring! It’s time to think for ourselves, outside the box of conventional programming. Explore, investigate, dig deep, then deeper still into our inner and outer worlds. If we do not, we will be swept away with baggage too burdensome to carry. Our world needs critical thinkers, who are not sheeple people. Soulful Satisfaction can be ours, if we take the time to call it forward, embracing all it takes to live this life in integrity and with great courage.

“My soul is my guide.” – Rumi




  1. April Williams says

    Oh My! I am in love with this on so many levels! All the questions that bring you deeper, the Brene Brown quote, Inspiring words about compassions and inviting us to explore and investigate our beliefs and the world around us! <3 <3 <3 Soooo Good! Thank you for sharing your words and heart with the World! IT is beautiful and refreshing!

    • Debra Oakland says

      Wow April, thank you for your enthusiastic comment. It is a heartfelt post that flowed through me – always best when the flow is glowing through us!

  2. I really like this. Somewhere along the way, I picked up the habit of self-scrutiny and questioning my assumptions. It’s a simple practice but not an easy one, for sure. Thanks for a powerful post.

    • Debra Oakland says

      Thanks for your comment Andrea. Self-scrutiny and questioning our ‘assumptions’ – well said!

  3. “To rise above, we have to face everything” – very true Debra! It is difficult to sit and feel uncomfortable sensations, that is where our true freedom lies. Thank you for your soulful words of wisdom. xx

    • Debra Oakland says

      So true Lisa, we grow exponentially when we are uncomfortable stretching ourselves to new limits. xx

  4. Wow, you’ve certainly given us lots to think about. Awesome post!

  5. Yes my souls is my guide, thank you this touched my soul and this week I am embracing my strengths and struggles?”

  6. Another beautiful post Debra. And when we can be guided by our soul, its a blissful life 🙂

    • Debra Oakland says

      TYSM Zeenat…I agree, our soul knows the way and we often need to get out of the way! 🙂