We all get one life. And as you know from other posts, I have come to believe that the most important thing that we must do (and the hardest) is to find what we were meant to do with that life. How we add value to the world to make our short time we have here meaningful and fulfilling. To learn from our pain and to take direction from the obstacles put in our life that are trying to direct us back to our path. To start to learn to listen to our inner whispers to guide us to become more of ourselves because we are all unique and meant to add value via that uniqueness that is why we are all made different.
As you may also know, I am still searching and have not yet found my purpose or calling or whatever it is that I am MEANT to do here. But I also know that I need to keep looking to find what my work is. I am guessing that some of you must feel as I do….your job is sucking the time and life out of you. That this is not what you are meant to do but you do not have the luxury lose that paycheck and day after day you survive Monday - Friday and live for your 2 days a week. This has never been more real as it is to me today. This post is a little more personal and I share it with you as this hit me so hard today that I feel I need to tell you as it may impact your life and the way you look at things. So, I have been having some issues with my eyes and so had some tests today. The doctor noticed some problems with the nerves of my eyes mentioned that, it is unlikely as I am young, but I may have a kind of glaucoma and would need to do more testing to see what we are dealing with. While I waited for the next tests and results all I could think about was losing my eye sight. Wow, what I have taken for granted, I mean think about it, really think about it, what would you be losing in your life if you lost your sight…..your freedom to some extent, seeing your children, your partner, butterflies and sunsets, your way across the street, what job would you do, could you do? You couldn't read an article, a book, watch a movie, you would miss so much. Now, if you knew you were going to lose your eyesight what would you do? Really think about that. Would you spend that remaining precious time of sight at that job you hate? I don't think so. But if that job was something that you loved and that added value and was bigger than yourself, I think you might.
So I say all of this to inspire you, me, all of us to keep looking. That job we hate, well at least we know that we don't want that, so let's try and try and try other things on the side until we find out what it is that lights our fire, gives us energy and that we can uniquely give back. At least we will be making progress and learning and if nothing else adding to our life experiences. Let's give back how we can in the meantime and make our time here worth it.
Now, I have rambled long enough, please, please watch these videos that I have curated from Oprah and the people she surrounds herself with, because let's be honest she is the epidemy of someone living her purpose so let's model her and take it from the experts. Video highlights:
Please let me know what you think of the resources in the comments and I would love to hear about your journey!
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