Many of us feel drawn to finding our "purpose," to feeling like our lives have meaning. So we seek an external act or role or contribution in order to find this meaning.
But in reality we are actually feeling disconnected from our own internal awareness of feeling meaningful, of feeling whole and peaceful and alive. And so we seek something "out there" that will provide those feelings within us.
We look outside in order to feel better inside. This is ineffective, disempowered, and temporary at best.
And when we rely on any particular circumstance to be present on the outside in order to feel a particular way on the inside we are vulnerable to the state of the outer world for our own inner wellbeing.
This is disempowering.
The deeper truth is that we cannot create on the outside what we do not embody on the inside. So, rather than seeking external things to fill an inner hole, it is more empowering to reconnect with our own inner disconnection, and then bring our wholeness to the world.
Because, as Mother Teresa said, there are no great (outer) acts, only small acts with great (inner) love.
Here's a quick 3-step path to finding your peace, finding your power, finding your purpose:
1. What changes do you want to see in the world? What are the biggest problems "out there?" What qualities do you seek to experience through the fulfillment of your dream/achievement/purpose?
2. Open your heart to embodying these qualities within yourself, right now. Release all the barriers you hold within yourself to fully embodying these qualities right here, right now. (Embodied Root Wholeness Process can help.)
3. Do the next right thing. And fill the world with the energetic signature of your whole, peaceful, complete self.
Norma Van Horn