Hi Gorgeous One!
It's me. Your True Purpose. I've been calling you for aaaages. But you're not picking up. Everything ok?
If you've been ignoring a part of you that feels like a calling, or a 'life purpose', one thing's for sure: it's going to keep coming back to remind you it's still there, waiting for you to pick up, and do something about it. And it's going to keep prodding you until you do.
It took me three years of seeing and passing up the opportunity to train in the work I do now. I'd tell myself it was too expensive or maybe that it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Every year the training course came up, and every year I'd pass... until finally, I accepted. One of the best decisions I ever made! The work I do now feels like something I'm meant to be doing, like everything has aligned and slotted into place.
A true purpose doesn't have to be a job or career, though. It could be a place you want to live. A need you've spotted in your community that needs addressing. It could be looking after your grandchildren, doing up a house or painting just for the sheer satisfaction and joy of it.
You'll recognise it as a true purpose, and not just another hobby or interest, because something about doing it, or the prospect of doing it, lights you up on the inside like all your Christmases came at once. It becomes something you simply can't NOT do.
You may be sitting here, reading this, thinking - that's all very well, but I'm not sure I really have a true purpose. Is that right? See above about community, grandchildren, doer-uppers.
Could it be that you're just missing or ignoring the signs?
So, what next? Well, that's my question to you?
What's the one thing - or things? - that light you up and make you feel alive? What one step can you take today to start moving towards and embracing that sense of calling or true purpose?
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