Fulfilling your purpose
How are you? Honestly, how are you?
Hope you are having/had a lovely weekend. Hope it was a happy one for you, and if not, I hope this topic takes you further from what you’re feeling, in a good way.
See someone might have lost someone this weekend that they will never see again, someone might have almost lost someone who they have now become so much more grateful of, someone might have lost their pet, and someone might have found out that they got a terminal illness.
Someone might have celebrated their 90th birthday, someone might have enjoyed the 1st spring day with the people closest to them, someone might have just made a good friend, someone might have fallen in love this weekend…
This weekend I got the realisation. I’m glad to be with my family; I am so happy we’re resolving our past, I’m glad we’re together, I’m glad my parents are healthy, I’m glad to have chosen them over money and material matters always… even if I am back in the country that didn’t support an Indian girl over 19 years ago (and I still feel that many 19-year-olds still feel this way now), where the electricity cuts off without warning, where I can see the colours of the butterflies, insects and the clear blue sky, and that I am absolutely blessed that the universe has my back today now that I know, feel and believe that the source is in me. Something which a tiny percent of 19-year-old really feel, know and understand today.
I am blessed now that my personality fully serves the energy of my soul and that I am authentic power. I am blessed that I am aligned to all things and that I am guided through every step and I am inflow most of the time.
I want to share with you this video, which is an interview with Emily Fletcher by Vishan Lakani, CEO of Mind Valley.
In another video, I saw of Emily Fletcher, who is a meditation expert (she even taught at Harvard Business School and Google). She said this. “The more you meditate, the less likely you are to make mistakes.”
I put this video here because most of us are not listening to the calling. What most of us do when we do get it is, we wonder about the when and how and not about the what and the why.
With me, I first said I wanted to write like Shakespeare the minute I realised that I enjoyed literature. Can you believe it? I wasn’t a reader of the set works. Then when I could write really well, I told myself I wasn’t good enough. Then when I was good enough it was the story I was telling myself; I can’t pursue writing full-time, writers don’t make money, and then I kept thinking about writing professionally for years but had no idea where to start because I desired that along with a whole lot of things. One of the things I desired the most was freedom; the freedom to work anywhere; from anywhere and earn money around the globe. I didn’t want to be restricted to one location. I didn’t want visas to control my freedom and pressure my decisions on whether I can go and see my family or not obviously depending on whether I was job hunting, jobless or had a job with a low salary.
If you don’t already know, I was basically forced to follow my calling. During the economic crisis (2009) in Europe, I ended up with 90 francs to last me three months, and a laptop. That is when I began writing The South African: True Colours (a book based on a true story released in 2018) and The South African: Roamer (a book based on a true story published in 2019). The thing about that moment was that I was ready to see something. Something which maybe many of you reading this don’t see in your current life. If you already get what I am about to say next, then awesome. When you finally listen to the calling, desire it, and decide to go for it, several thoughts need to be in place. The main thing I said at that point was, “I am no longer going to betray what I really wanted to do for years. I will courageously follow it. I am going to stick to it no matter what. This is what I want to do, this is what I love to do, and this is who I am meant to be.” It takes a lot of trials and tribulations to get to this decision. Along your journey in life, you must be getting some of the same thoughts about what you want to do (the calling), but you’ve been self-sabotaging yourself. This is where Emily Fletcher’s words come in, “What most of us do when we do get it is, we wonder about the when and how and not about the what and the why.”
Success is made of several little steps, that you sometimes have to pull one brick out and put another brick elsewhere to see if it works. When people ask you when you’re at the peak of your success how did you get there it is such a difficult thing to explain the small steps, the detail, because you moved a number of things and pulled apart a number of ideas, strategies, ways to finally get to the one that worked and it wasn’t that one that brought you success it was a number of times doing the detailed steps along the road that brought you success.
When the personality comes to fully serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment – Gary Zukov
Fulfilling your purpose
A combination of all of these things makes you a success because you are meeting your purpose.
To end, take a look at this video. It will put this whole article in further context.
Oh! One more thing. I recommend that you watch the movie Soul Surfer.
T. Dench Patel