By Carolyn M. Greenleaf
Who are you? What are the values you hold most precious in your heart? What is your greatest hope for your life and for others?
As we age the answers to these questions becomes more important. The children who depended upon us grow up and begin lives of their own; many move far away. Also, family deaths, job losses or retirement add to the growing sense that we may not be needed. When it seems like the people in our lives no longer depend upon us and we’ve reached our goals, we feel like we have nothing left to do or fix. However, this time is actually very special – it is an opportunity to embrace our Soul’s purpose. There are more reasons for our life than we thought; we are not just a partner, spouse, parent, caregiver, mentor, career or business person; we have something else to give to this world.
During our lifetime many of us don’t think about the deeper meaning or impact our choices have made or what they may reveal about our ultimate destiny. Our Soul has been orchestrating events and opportunities to prepare us for our purpose. Our life’s joys, challenges and sorrows cultivated our growing wisdom and mastery as we have grown and matured through the ups and downs along the road of our expanding lives’. The most important accomplishments are the ones that build us – they’ve created a resilient, wise, compassionate and knowledgeable person.
Our purpose goes beyond our individual goals; it is our contribution to the world. Our Souls purpose is connected to the Oneness of which we are part. The expression of our purpose within this physical life gives us the ultimate fulfillment as we make this world a better place for everyone.
What’s your Purpose?
Your purpose will be something that is at the center of your heart. It will involve a form of creativity and expansion because it is your Souls imprint and abilities you are sharing with others.
This is something that comes naturally for you, but may not be obvious. Your purpose utilities the best of self – your best attributes and what you have learned in your lifespan. Your purpose contributes to something that is being changed, created or expanded. The times have changed and humanity is in need of compassion and reconnection with their authentic selves – as well as expanded or new ideas and innovative ways of solving the issues of the world and our personal lives.
Here are some questions to ponder as you search within yourself:
- What things/work have you already done?
- What is your educational background?
- What are your gifts & talents?
- How do you inspire others?
- What inspires you?
- What are your qualities?
- What do you value?
- What are your dreams?
- What do you love?
- What is your passion?
- What motivates you?
- What are your families’ challenges & how have you assisted them?
- How do you help your employer’s or employee’s with unexpected problems?
- How do you assist your friends?
- What personal obstacles have you overcome & how did you do it?
- Who are you?
The answers to these questions are elements to the path you’ve been creating toward your revealing purpose. You will experience a deep satisfaction as you embrace the evolving quality of your purpose as it grows with you.
For some, your purpose maybe something that others view as insignificant and unimportant; they would be wrong. Our mere existence in this challenging world adds to the experience, wisdom and knowledge of the whole. If you are here to comfort and inspire others – you are assisting the creation of a new foundation that will elevate our evolving world. No matter what your contribution, rest assured the world will be a better place when you claim your purpose.
This is a time to be bold and brave. Discover who you really are and what makes you happy, and then you will be well on your way to revealing your Purpose.
Blessings on your Journey ~