Born With Purpose
*Opens Spotify, types in ocean waves, puts headphones in*
I closed my eyes to take in the first minute without typing or thinking, but instead enjoying the sound of the waves and really picturing myself there at the beach. Breathing in slowly as the waves pull back, and exhaling as the waves push toward the coast.
My eyes then open and I can write with a clear and focused mind.
I have always found writing to be a way of expressing myself. I write blogs for you all, but I also write in private for myself to then look back on a month, a year, or ten years from now. Writing is a way of helping me remember who I was, who I am, and what goals and dreams I have for my future. Over the years of deeply loving writing, I see how I have evolved. I look back at these journals, short stories, poems, even songs that I wrote, and I get to know myself a little bit more. Our thoughts mature, our paths lead us through different directions, and we change due to experiences good or bad. To know yourself and where you came from, and to see where you are today is eye opening. It’s as if you are writing a story about yourself from adolescent years, and then reading the book to see who you’ve become. That is the beauty I had found through my thoughts, struggles I had gone through, obstacles I had overcome, and anything else in between.
The one thing that has always been on my mind is what am I here to do, and why am I here to do it?
Lately I have been doing a lot of self reflection because I find that through our busy lives, we tend to put ourselves on the back burner. Our health, our minds, our happiness, our purpose, etc. Sometimes we can’t figure out our direction, or we have a sense of doubt or indecisiveness. There are times I feel I go through life and know exactly my vision, I map everything out according to plan and try to stick to it, but life doesn’t always work that way. I’ve allowed myself to let faith lead me down the path where my heart needs to go. At the end of the day I trust my heart, and know when to let go and let God during the times I feel uneasy or anxious about something.
Through my writing, self reflection, and a minute or so of meditation, I had found my purpose. I actually feel I had slightly found my purpose a while ago, but those paths we are on lead us to bigger and greater destinations than what we could have ever imagined. What I believed a few years ago to be my purpose is now more enhanced.
I truly enjoy not only writing, but seeing how my thoughts written down have created a plethora of positive feedback. The encouragement, the sweet and beautiful souls I have met, are some of the many reasons I find even more joy in doing what I love.
I have found my passion in pilates, too. I had gone one day randomly, and fell in love with it ever since. I did it for a little over a year until I decided I wanted to train to teach and help others the way this had helped me. I saw my client’s become so happy with their results, but not only what they saw on the outside, instead they were able to see how each visit they were becoming stronger and using pilates to keep a healthy mindset. Teaching pilates made me feel certain this was what I needed to pursue.
What is your purpose? Once you figure that part out ask yourself, why is that your purpose? What is the why behind everything you do?
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven."
Like I said, I look back at where I had come from, and see that I was always on the right path by following my heart. Today my passion of writing including my passion of practicing and teaching pilates is what feels right for me.
You are all capable of doing so much as long as you fuel that fire inside you. There is a purpose for everyone. If you are alive, you are alive for a reason. Write down what you are passionate about. Food, fitness, art, photography, fashion, writing, music, helping others, etc. Then figure out how you can use your passions to the best of your ability. Eventually what you love could then turn into something so much more. Live a life by using all that you have inside you, and watch how you not only bloom into one flower, but instead an entire garden.
What would you spend your time doing if you had complete financial abundance to do anything?
Would love to hear your thoughts about what you're passionate about, and how you've found your purpose.
As always, thanks for reading!