Have you wondered what your purpose is? I’m not talking about your job or your vocation, but your purpose. Why you were brought into existence by your loving Creator? Many go through life not considering their purpose, instead focusing on the life that is put in front of them. I was definitely in that boat for much of my adult life, having pursued a career and relationships that fit within the paradigm in which I was raised. That paradigm that says you need to go to school, or get a stable job and work hard so that your boss will reward you with more money. That paradigm that emphasizes what society says is required for a happy life, and if you don’t have it, you need to work harder to try to achieve it so that you will be deemed “successful.”
Now don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating against school, work or financial security, and have been truly blessed in this regard, but I have learned that life is not about sacrificing the present for the future. It is, first and foremost, about passion. And purpose.
I will venture to guess that no matter how hard you work, or how much you achieve, that you have at some point felt that there has to be more to this life. You might have all of the material things, but are you truly happy? If you are, then I sincerely applaud you. If you are not, then I implore you to find your purpose–the way of being that just lights you up from the inside, makes hours feel like minutes, and leaves a perpetual smile on your face and in your heart.
The surest path to a life that you will absolutely love and adore is to find the “why” of you and to embrace it unapologetically. Step one on this journey involves simply saying “yes” to opening your heart to your purpose. When you set this intention, you will begin to notice thoughts, people and synchronicities that are guiding you towards your purpose.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read and write, and often dreamt of a life as a successful playwright or author. I was also taught early on, however, that writing was suitable as a hobby, but would not be a viable career. So I shelved those dreams to focus on a career that paid the bills, but did little else to inspire me.
My dreams at such an early age were the seeds of purpose planted in my soul the moment it was birthed into existence. These seeds (or dreams, if you prefer) have always been there, patiently waiting for me to mine them, nurture them and bring them to life.
Thinking back, I now recognize those moments when these seeds nudged me to uncover them, but I was simply too busy, too limited in my belief system, or simply too afraid to actually allow these seeds to flourish. As the years passed, however, the knowing that there had to be more to my life became stronger, which, not inconsequentially, started to erode my belief that I should not rock the status quo. I honestly do not know recall when it happened, but there was a point a number of years ago when I simply made the decision to find out what that “more” was for me, and let me tell you, my life has changed in amazing ways I never could have imagined.
You have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain by saying ‘yes’ to finding your purpose. It costs nothing and requires only the commitment to open your heart to uncover those seeds that have been with you all along and are just itching to show you the path to the life that you were created for.