I want to take you on a journey. A journey of discovery. I want you to dive down the rabbit hole, and take the time to discover your true purpose in life. Discover your Soul Purposed Life. And we are going to do this one step at a time.
Every one of us has a higher purpose. A reason for being here. To live a life in alignment with our gifts, and to be able to fulfill our true potential. To make a difference.
And to do this, we need to start by asking “What is my Soul Purposed Life?” What am I here on this earth to do?
I hope you will join me on this journey, through a series of articles, and help you discover your true Soul Purposed Life.
Let’s start at the beginning. And to do so, we need to reflect a little on our lives. Each one of us comes from a different background. Our culture, religion, and our life experiences are all different. We were all born into our current circumstances, which have played a big role in defining our outlook on life. We each have our own “tinted glasses” through which we perceive the world around us, and we are all shaped by our experiences, culture, and religion.
I am sure we can all agree that all of these aspects shape the way we perceive the world. But regardless of your personal belief system, or your background, we can agree on one thing: there is some greater meaning in this life. Something we are here to do. The trick in all of this: it is up to us to discover it again.
At the risk of repeating myself, which I am obviously about to do, all of us have a higher purpose for existing here on earth. And we all matter. Each one of us. We are here to learn something, and to contribute something. But there is a catch. When we were born, we forgot why we were here. And it is part of our life’s journey to re-discover our true Soul Purposed Life.
We are each unique in our own way. We each bring something to the world around us. We were born with certain traits – Personality, Characteristics, temperament, in-born natural abilities, and we also each have instinctive inclinations toward certain things.
Then why is it so hard to discover our purpose for being here? Surely it should be easy. The issue comes that when we grow up, we learn everything we know from our environment. The influences around us shape and mold us into what we are “SUPPOSED” to be (according to our relevant society). They teach us how we should behave, act, and exist. Our family environment, our religious background, our schooling, etc all have an impact on us, and we forget even further who we truly are as an original designed and purposed being..
If we find ourselves in a nurturing environment, then we may have been encouraged to develop, but most of us had very restrictive environments, and circumstances dictated that it’s better to conform and this stifles some of who we are. Deep in our true self, we know things, but our environment, and people around us, tell us it’s wrong. And we believe them. And forget more of who we are. We may be drawn towards certain things, but again we are told that’s wrong. Our education systems teach us only certain skills and ignore our true gifts and talents. We are again molded into how we are expected to be to fit into society. Our whole life is influenced by others even before we are able to realize that we have forgotten why we are here. What is our true Soul Purposed Life? As I said earlier, each one of us is unique, in our very own way. And we each have a purpose, but who we end up becoming is in most cases defined and shaped because of the way our life unfolds and blocks the light which enables us to find our purpose.
We may have forgotten our true purpose, the WHY in why we are here. Many of us have even forgotten our value. We feel unworthy, when in fact we are truly worthy. We are each given a unique gift when we arrive and we are meant to share our gift/s with the world.
There must be more to this life. Surely life is meant to be more fulfilling. From deep within, our true self calls through the forgotten dreams and our deepest longings. Reminding us to search, and find our Soul Purposed Life.
Within each one of us, there is a spark, ready to ignite the fire within. A fire that can reveal the truth that is hidden to us, but with a little effort, is easily revealed. The truth of who we are meant to be. No matter how much we have been beaten down by life, or how much we have tried to shelter ourselves from the truth within, it longs to be exposed. It longs to be found. It longs for you to step forward, and seek. Everything within us wants us to reach our full potential. This is why we are often aloof, or even drifting through the mists when we are not on our Soul Purposed path in life.
Are you an acorn, or a coconut?
You know what, it really doesn’t matter. We each have everything within us to find and live our Soul Purposed Life.
While an acorn may be small, and dry. It may feel insignificant if it compares itself to an enormous and succulent coconut. But, the acorn doesn’t need the coconut’s large size or meaty flesh. If it sought to change itself to be more like the coconut, or to become what is the coconut’s destiny—a tropical palm tree—it would not thrive because it is not well suited for dry, sandy soil and excessive heat. The coconut is perfectly suited for that environment, and the acorn is perfectly suited for where it is meant to be.
The truth is that the tiny acorn contains within itself all of the capability to reach into the earth and pull from within it the nutrients and water with which to grow and expand. It already contains the ability required to absorb sunlight and convert it into energy. The tiny acorn has EVERYTHING it needs within in order to transform soil and heat into a magnificent oak tree.
It doesn’t need to be anything other than what it IS in order to fulfill its destiny. And, neither do you.
The moral of the story? One way or another you are a nut. Yes, we are all a little nuts if we are honest. But the secret to a fulfilling life is to find out what type of nut you are and therefore what type of tree you were meant to become.
You have everything you need within you to become all that you were meant to be. I invite you to join me on a journey of discovery over the next few episodes of this “Discover Your Soul Purposed Life” series. And let’s see what kind of nut you really are. Let’s see what grows from within, and show the world the REAL you.
I look forward to walking alongside you in your journey of discovery.