What is my Purpose?
What is my purpose? In a word, authenticity. I was born wired to explore spirituality with a desire to communicate and share what I learn along the way. As it turns out though, many of the thoughts I ponder don’t have a place in normal everyday conversations, but I still need to honor my desire to express myself. It is important. After hiding that aspect of myself for years I began to realize that my purpose is to be true to myself. It’s been about five years since I stopped hiding the books I was reading or holding back my thoughts in conversation for fear of not being understood, or looked at funny.
Discovering one’s purpose can be a daunting task because we often deny what lights us up, what motivates us or inspires us because it doesn’t pay the bills, or isn’t appreciated by those around us. You can’t find your purpose in another being as much as another may light you up, motivate, or inspire you. Purpose is an individual expression that is unique to you. Oh, and by the way, purpose is progressive and evolves over time. What our purpose is at ten years old may not be the same at fifty years old, though it may have an underlying theme that eventually culminates into the identifiable purpose everyone talks about. Your purpose doesn’t have to be grand for the world stage, it just has to be authentic and in practice, it may be ordinary, but once you acknowledge it, you will find contentedness.
For me, I pursued my interest and curiosity in spirituality and combined it with my childhood dream of being a television newscaster. I came up with a television show concept titled Destination Enlightenment that I pursued. It hasn’t quite worked out (as of yet 🙂 ), more on that later… I plan on posting an entry titled “Why I Blog” that will explain more.
My point is, I embraced what inspires me and in doing so allowed myself to be authentic in my everyday life. The television platform allows one to reach many people, but perhaps I am only meant to engage with those within my immediate environment. Launching Destination Enlightenment is my way of being true to me and allowing my ego (personality) to serve my soul (authentic self). As I like to say, it helps me to bridge the gap between the human experience and who I really am.