Well, it’s true...
What you do, and share with the world is your inner Genius, and that very thing is what you love doing more than anything else – and it’s what the world is looking for. It’s your purpose in life, what you came here to do.
That’s what I do:
I work with people to find their purpose, helping them to get in touch with their inner self, the part that knows what they have to offer the world, that knows what they do best and what they are meant to do. It’s been wonderfully rewarding for me. I’ve helped lots of people reach that discovery with lots of Aha moments and revelations.
But it wasn’t so easy for me to accept or discover at first. So I struggled.
I think I had to hunt for it, and try other things out, so I could appreciate how valuable it is.
Yes, I totally enjoy my life and can’t imagine doing anything else.
The other day I was thinking of a nice concept to help my clients with on the concept of purpose. I remembered the term Dharma.
Back in my late 20’s, as I began opening my eyes and my heart to spiritual development - 1994 I believe - I got my hands on Deepak Chopra’s The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. I eagerly grabbed it and soaked up every word. His concept of Dharma lit me up. Wow!! Really?? There’s something I actually came here for in this life?? And I can do anything I want? I was ready to find out more.
I danced on a cloud for about a week, eagerly awaiting a fantastic revelation. What is it? I kept asking myself. Maybe if I ask God, I’ll get a sign, I thought. After a couple of weeks, the book was back on the shelf, with other self-help books, to gather dust. I kept that concept in the back of my mind for years. Eventually the word Dharma became a regular word in my vocabulary.
I had been trying so hard to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up that I had myself all confused. Dr. Chopra suggests we ask ourselves the question, “If money was no concern, and you had all the time and money in the world, what would you do?” That in itself was too huge for me to grasp. I asked myself that question so many times over the last 20 years, and even now, ask my clients.
In fact, during that time, I worked at a high school, in the media center. I helped students to find their favorite books (what lit them up); and as they came in at lunch and before school, they would talk about what they loved, and share with me what they thought they wanted to be when they grew up. I laugh now - I was doing it then, and didn’t realize it. I think we all somehow find a way to live our Dharma, but don't always make it happen.
So I decided to play a bit with it today. I remembered a day in October when my husband and I were hiking in the Alps. It was an amazingly sunny day, and people were out all over the place; hiking with their dogs, on mountain bikes, living their dreams. That’s what I do; watch people do their thing, while I’m doing mine, sharing the joy. I answered my question. When I’m not out doing my thing, I’m helping others to find theirs.
So, what is it that you do? What really lights you up? What do you enjoy doing more than anything else? Are you doing it now – at least in your spare time? As you see, I was sharing with the students at the library, but that was a small part of my job. On the weekends, I was hiking and snowboarding, enjoying the outdoors, but not doing it for a living – yet.
If you’re ready to discover your purpose, or find out more, about tracking your way there, contact me for discovery call here.