SSC E-Newsletter September 7, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 3
Inside This Issue
What Does Your Life Ask of You?
Have you found your purpose? Or are you one of those people who find yourself wanting to scream if one more person suggests that you even have one? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
It’s one of those things that’s made more complicated than it need be. People who live their purpose don’t give it a lot of thought. They step into their lives and do what has to be done.
Sometimes your purpose isn’t pretty. It can be the thing in front of you that needs the most immediate attention such as being a care giver for a loved one or getting your own self well after a bout with a serious illness. When it’s about healing or care giving, not even the most glamorous purpose will trump that. First things first.
Too often we think it has to be something big and showy and we struggle trying to figure out what the heck it is. When it can be quite small and irrelevant to everyone except you.
There was a story recently in the news about a woman who will be 100 years old next year. Over the course of time, she has sewn dresses for girls in need and shipped them to Africa for a charity. By the time she reaches 100, she expects to have sewn 1,000 dresses. Little by little, step-by-step she is living her purpose.
You will find your purpose when you find your passion. What are you passionate about? Neither of them are “figure-outable”. It’s definitely not a job for your itty-bitty head.
A good place to start is in your beautiful heart. Is there something that you do that makes your heart sing? And once you get into it, time flies and you come alive? It may not be something you can take to the bank, but it can certainly be a clue about what’s true for you.
Do your passion and you will find your purpose. It may be more than one thing, and that’s okay. It simply means you have a lot of interests. Make a list and then get busy.
Think about it. Finding your purpose is not a goal to be achieved but it is a gift to be received. When you live authentically and in alignment with what you value in life, you are living your purpose. It is not an outward acquisition, it is an inner recognition.
“Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks—we will also find our path of authentic service in the world. True vocation joins self and service…the place where your deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.” – Parker Palmer
When you lead from your heart you are naturally more inspired, more creative, and more likely to bust thru a barrier that has been blocking your good.
The first step is to do something different. You may have to let go of the old to make room for the new. Second, stay out of your head and go to your heart.
Third, break away from the “ONE”—the idea that there is one specific thing out there just waiting for you. Get connected and fully involved. Discover your passion(s) and see just how sweetly you evolve!
peace & blessings,
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