Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why Are You Here?

If Heaven made him--earth can find some use for him. Chinese Proverb

So why are we here, and what are we supposed to do while we're here? We go to school, we work, we pay bills, we have relationships, we raise children, we pursue hobbies, we rake leaves, we wash dishes, we fight with each other, and so on. Then we set up standards to describe the meaning of success. But what is success for you? Is it following the crowd, or is there something in you that longs to be heard? Something that is only you.

The value of identity, of course, is that so often with it comes purpose. Richard Grant

You may go through your days quite like most people, but there isn't, never was, and never will be anyone exactly like you. We're all members of the same universe, but each one is unique and special. In some way, there's a reason for each of us--a reason for being here. And we need to know that our presence on earth means something--that while we're here, we make a difference somewhere--somehow.

In quiet times, when your mind is still and you can hear your soul, do you ever wonder why you're here? What is your purpose? I think many people do wonder about that. We want to discover our own specialness, and what we're supposed to do with it. In some, there's a longing that won't be quiet. It must be answered.

Look inside for your strengths, talents, and interests. And don't discount the weaknesses you may find. Working on those can lead to purpose. The challenges we face in life are there to take us where we need to go to fulfill our purpose. This may involve the material world, but purpose transcends the material. It is soul satisfying.

Your purpose may be to design buildings, or provide food for the masses, or create beautiful music. Or it may be to just send love out to the world, starting with a smile you give to a store clerk. But when it comes right down to it, our purpose is already written within us. We're here to express who we really are as a loving child of the Universe in whatever way is ours to express. Think about what you have been given, and use it every day while you're here.

Meet each day with intention from a loving heart, and your purpose will find you.

I wish you awareness on your journey.

Marilyn

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