“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Most of us go through life wondering what our purpose is…
Maybe it’s to do A or accomplish B
What seems to be the overriding answer is to serve…
Whether we help others or ourselves, that matters…
Have you always had a sense of purpose? As a teen, even a sweet sixteen, it was the furthest thing from my mind. I just wanted freedom from parental control. Having fun with friends and throwing parties were our purpose. Recently, I purchased an updated/expanded version of the best selling book by Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I here For? I read it in a study group a few years ago and, this time around, Iagreed to read it with a friend… It’s worth a read.
I’ve been mulling over a lot of the usual questions we ask when we reach an impasse in our lives, and some of the same answers arise. Since 2013 kicked in, I’ve written daily small stones and today, I decided to share a few thoughts on “Purpose” above and below. Hope you enjoy them. What is your purpose?
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” Carl Jung
Being mindful or purposeful takes determination
We resolve to follow a path or act on some pressing need
When I’m being purposeful, I feel quieter inside
The usual clamoring, worrying and yearnings subside
And for that period of focused learning, serving, kindling…
Another light goes on; gentle, soft, without fanfare…
What are you being called to focus on? A number of my blog friends have shared that the quiet voice within has beckoned to them too and, like me, they too have been a tad absent. It is not to avoid any of our blog friends; we appreciate the community… It’s just that everyone needs time to regroup and rejuvenate, and we all do it at different times in our life. Please bear with us and with each other. Thank you all for your patience! What are your views on this special occasion? Do Share!
Happy 2013! This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Daily Prompt: Sweet Sixteen When you were 16, what did you think your life would look like? Does it look like that? Is that a good thing?
Positive Motivation Tip: We all have legacies to bequeath.. Let’s make sure it inspires and uplifts because we are committed to uplifting and inspiring others…
PHOTO CREDITS: All Photos via Wikipedia.
- Resolutions in Action (tarapook.com)
- Haiku: Silence… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Reflections: Keep The Faith… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life Expanded Edition: What on Earth am I Here for? by Rick Warren (richardburkey.wordpress.com)
- Book Review: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (saltthroughlight.wordpress.com)
- The Purpose Driven Life (the expanded edition) – By Rick Warren (agenuineglimpse.com)