Heba El Sawa.
“Living is not enough. We must resolve to live for something,” said Winston S. Churchill.
Living a fulfilling life with purpose, pursuing your passions, coping with challenges, and improving the quality of your relationships is what Heba El Sawa, a certified life coach and writer in Egypt, says she does. It is a common concern that I discussed in my best-selling self-help books, “Cinderella’s Secret” and “Sharzad.” Burning”. El Sawah was in Sharjah to conduct her session with her group. Gulf Today sat down with her to explore her ways to live a meaningful life.
Why and how to live intentionally?
God created man and gave him a role to play in his life. There is a purpose behind each of our creations, and a purpose behind every event. True happiness is recognizing, understanding, working on, and knowing what we value. God wants us to be here and to leave as much impact as possible with all our current abilities and circumstances. This is my belief that I speak about in my books and sessions. And it has nothing to do with career or money. You play many roles in your life: mother, wife, job, friend, and so on, and every role is a way to fulfill God’s purpose.Starting with having this belief, we begin to develop self-awareness that allows us to bring ourselves to the best of every role we play.
How can someone find their passion?
This is not by test or magic. First he should feel his worth. That’s why I start the Living Purpose course with self-respect. That way he can balance his life and be aware of the thoughts and things behind his decisions, the values that are important to him. Weaknesses and strengths, his areas of interest. Then he begins to free himself from thoughts that are holding him back. Then start experimenting with different things in his life to find the specific interests he wants to influence.
Why do we always focus on the idea that we are not victims?
I focus on the idea that we should not confine ourselves to the role of victim.
How can I improve or improve the quality of my relationships with others?
Each of us faces the world and other people through the mirror we see ourselves in. Therefore, a person who has true self-peace, acceptance and love in a healthy way is one who treats others in the same way. This is reflected in the way they criticize the people around them. People who criticize a lot have a certain level of problem with not being able to accept their mistakes, so they project them onto others.
How to feel inner peace and regain strength when depressed?
A lot of things start with knowing why you’re depressed and accepting that you’re depressed. So it’s okay if it’s not okay. The second is to have some self-talk and understand/understand how I feel about the way she thinks and behaves with her friends and loved ones. and ask how she is feeling right now. You can do this step on your own or with the help of a friend or life coach. By knowing the problem, we can find solutions to restore our inner peace.
What are your favorite books and authors?
My favorite book is Eat Pray and Love. I love Elizabeth Gilbert and Brene Brown. I love the way they speak.
What have you learned in your life so far?
I have learned that only peace is with Allah. God makes things easier for you when you have a kind heart and good intentions. Nothing in life is guaranteed, so you need flexibility to deal with the ups and downs. And everyone has their own journey.