You have one goal in life, and that is to be walking your purpose.
We all have a purpose, something we are supposed to achieve during our lifetime. For some, it is as simple as being a parent, a teacher, a technician (no simple tasks), but for others, it is a more complicated walk.
Many people struggle during their journey and don’t even know why. I believe it is because when we walk away from our path and towards worldly desires, our authentic selves begin pushing back. We are unhappy and unsettled because we are not doing what we are supposed to be doing.
Each of us has a set of skills meant to be used in the service of others. We can each make a living with these skills and find joy. Unfortunately, as we grow in our formative years, there are not enough people capable of helping us identify and walk these paths. We get assessed, sized up and then pigeonholed into categories not meant for us.
Living our authentic life isn’t always easy. There are times, for some, that barriers must be knocked down and boundaries redrawn. Changing laws, regulations, and expanding or opening up one’s vision requires passion, commitment and patience.
People may not understand and may end up laying their fears at your feet. It is your job to understand when this happens and not pick them up. While most mean well, they may not fully understand your purpose, which can be scary for them.
Others, in their excitement for you, may also try to tell you what you should be doing, trying to place limitations, or curb your enthusiasm. It is an unconscious act, usually coming from a place of love. Recognize it, take the advice that works for you and leave the rest to the side.
When you understand your purpose and walk that path, you will find peace in your journey. This doesn’t mean you won’t get sad or have difficulties during the process, but they are easier to bear.
Each of us has a unique set of talents that allow us to fulfil our purpose. I have discussed this in past posts. When you use those talents, things flow naturally, and you are happier. You are more settled within yourself.
If you haven’t been walking your intended path, know that it is never too late. Sometimes our paths are meant to be walked at different times. For some, they find their purpose early. For others, it may take a lifetime.
Don’t worry. Your time will come. Perhaps the things you’ve learned along the way are needed for you to walk your path fully. Certain events will unfold, and you will be reminded, gently at first, that you have a different or new path to walk. You will be able to recognize it when it happens.
Live life fully and with love and spend time walking your purpose.
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