That’s a whole-lotta Re’s isn’t? lol
Over time we change, our views, our lifestyle, our understanding and our desires…they all change. I think it occasionally is really more of a ‘becoming clear’ sort of thing. While other times everything flips around, slides over and comes undone only to be done up again in a completely different way. What’s the point right?
It’s crazy frustrating when that last one happens; and super awesome. It all depends on your perspective towards change of course.
When all is said and done (is it ever?) you might not even recognize the person in the mirror, or as I tend to find I can’t easily remember who I used to be. I’m not a past dweller, never really have been, but that’s a blog for a different day.
I think what we have to realize is that change is constantly happening. Always. Things and people around us change: get better; wear out; grow up; grow old.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
It is in those moments we find our true self. The one that we own before society conditions us to think a certain way, act a certain way and believe certain things.
It can be exhilarating, but at the same time completely terrifying. Imagine if today, you suddenly knew exactly what you were meant to do with your life, everything might have to change.
The reason I have started mulling this over, here in my blog, is because I started wondering myself if our life purpose itself can change. I mean truly, to me, this idea that we each have a purpose to be fulfilled here in this life makes sense. It just seems like that is not quite a finished thought for me.
I started asking questions. (You know..the sort of questions I tended to get myself in trouble with when I was a child lol) Over and over in my head I mulled these thought. I read books, read blogs, listen to spiritual leaders and my own heart.
Want to hear some of the questions? (warning these may drive you to be a nutty as I am)
- Do we have just one purpose? What if we have many of them?
- Do we design our life purpose or is it divinely given?
- If we are given our purpose by the divine…how is that free will?
- Does free will mean we can alter our purpose or just we can fulfill or ignore it?
- What happens to us if we deny our true self in the after life, even if we are good people?
- Purpose or lessons my awakened spirit needs to learn?
- What if I complete my purpose…how then will I continue to live?
- What if I don’t complete my purpose or learn the lesson I need to?
- Can it be possible to fulfill the wrong purpose and learn the wrong lesson?
- Can my purpose change mid way through my life? Can it change multiple times?
You are starting to get a glimpse into my internal workings. Questioning things is brilliant and I’m a big fan, but sometimes, when we cannot really know if an answer is right or wrong, it can really get a bit daunting. It might also drive one to have another margarita HA!
Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear.Such people become crazy… or they become legend.
I also think we have not one, but many lessons and purposes here in our time on Earth; but that they are leading to something bigger than we can see. The smaller things we accomplish, the places we strive for today are simply stepping-stones to where we might end up if we keep going.
I see the spiritual leaders who are making differences in the world today, and I wonder how many levels they had to climb to reach the awakenings they have had in order to be able to touch so many, so deeply.
And yet, I see people who done far more, but for perhaps only one or two people. I have been witness to one person changing one life in such a profound and permanent way that it will move you to tears. Yet, I have also borne witness to great crowds of people who have felt called to do better, but then forget or let it go only hours after being in the room with a great spiritual leader. Still, one or two might take a lesson to heart right? And these leaders can affect political change for the good of many at times.
Who is to say who makes the more important difference in the world? Certainly not me.
I’m not even saying that I am correct in my musings, only that I know what feels right to me. I believe we are here to raise each other up.
I do this through my blog, 1 to 1 coaching, workshops and soon through online classes. I feel lifted up when I think about doing all of these things. I can’t imagine not going forward, even when it seems difficult or roadblocks are throw up (big ones sometimes) I still come back over and over to the idea of helping people live better but understanding how what they think creates what they live.
I know it’s possible to do this and it has become almost a necessity for me to tell others. It is the same kind of calling I felt when I put myself through school to become a teacher.
Teaching was a needed skill and experience to move me towards my next level of purpose. It gave me understanding, patience and experience in many things that allow me to be a better coach. The accident that I had to live through gave me perspective and experience I needed to understand myself better, to practice what I am now sharing with others.
I live that truth.
So, while some things evolve slower than other I think it is all moving us towards something bigger. Some sort of vision that won’t be clear until we get much closer to it.
What do you think?