By Guest Blogger Krista Chase
What is clarity of purpose? What does that look like or feel like? How do you find it? Sometimes as I learned, you find it by living in the space of pain, unhappiness, recognizing for sure what you do NOT want...and feeling powerless to change it and wondering how did this happen and how did I get here? Clarity of Purpose, has a way of smacking you right in the heart to jolt your spirit into action. A life saving soul intervention to finding self.
My clarity came in the silence of stillness to finally hear that my greatest wish is to be of service to others, to positively impact any person’s life I come in contact with, to show love in every choice and action I make daily…. and to always respond to others in kindness. You see my clarity of purpose will continually be in motion then, forever and always. A quote by Oprah Winfrey which is near and dear to my heart summarizes so eloquently my hope for my own life purpose.
“All my life, I have wanted to lead people to an empathy space, to a gratitude space. I want us each to be awake to our full potential, to find our calling, and to summon the courage to live it. Imagine a world where we all lift ourselves up, and then reach out and lift someone else. And so TOGETHER, we RISE!
Ahhhh……Together we RISE! I think that has to be one of the most beautiful quotes I have ever read in my entire life……Lifting ourselves in order to lift others…. Amazing, powerful, achievable! Beautiful......
Have you ever stopped long enough to consciously listen to that tiny whisper deep within your soul? You know the one I am talking about… the one that resonates deep in your heart that you already have everything you need within you to become who you have always wanted to be…..the one that reminds you to trust yourself to take the opportunities you are presented with…opportunities to be humbled, opportunities to be silly, or even opportunities to struggle so you find strength of conviction.
A quote by M.H. Clark, reminds each of us that, “You do not have to see the whole picture before you know it is beautiful…you do not have to understand it all to move forward in faith…..you do not have to know the ending in order to begin.”
So I ask you, are you giving your energy and time to things or people who bring you down? Are you hanging onto people or things who have already let you go? Are you making choices that bring negative energy to your health, to your life, to your soul? Your life is made up of one big canvas that is designed choice by choice by choice. Can you see where you are and how you have gotten here? Is your canvas the color and design you want it to be?
I challenge you right now, in this very moment to make a choice and bravely step forward one little inch toward honoring your own heartbeat and walking the path to your own clarity of purpose for your life. Not the life anyone says you should live, not the life that is safe and small, but the life you were designed for. Remember, each day in every second there is a chance for a new beginning, a fresh experience, a new choice….so take it! Take it because you matter! Take it because you know that whisper in your heart has been urging you to do it.
Let go of the doubt, harness your own strength and start painting your canvas, your beautiful, messy, life canvas that puts you in direct alignment with your highest self. You are allowed to begin in case you forgot or somehow thought you needed permission to do so, so get going… Rise up......Life is waiting! Your life!
10/11/2014 11:08:45 am
Julie Dunlap i.e. Jules to Cathy
10/11/2014 11:14:10 am
Clarity of purpose of life is something many wonder or sometimes called purpose of life thus my art design on the chair I painted. I love your mission statement to life. I have one too. If we focus on the positve thoughts we have, we will find our purpose or clarity to our lives. Thanks Cathy for this vlog and inspiration!
10/11/2014 11:31:13 am
Thanks for your comment Jules! Yes, you are spot on sistah! Also, for clarity's sake, the credit on this one goes to my friend Krista, the wonderful author of this blog!
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Curly girl, teacher of yoga, anatomy, healthy lifestyle coaching, facials and fascia. Passion: Teaching people how to find happiness & strength in their analog bodies & souls in this fast paced 21st century world.