I’ve been reading a book lately – off and on – about the mind of the soul. I have to smile, because at one point I thought that was a contradiction. What I had been learning was that the ego and the authentic part of you – your soul - was separate. Then I learned that in ancient Hebrew times, our ancestors believed that the heart and the mind were one.
So, in today’s jargon, how do you know the goals of your soul so that you might be completely authentic to who you are?
The goals of your soul are harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life. When those goals become your goals, your personality is aligned with your soul. That is authentic power.” – Gary Zukav
Ah. So the goals of every soul are harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for Life? I’d like to know everyone with these goals, wouldn’t you? Life would be wonderful! Perhaps most of us have forgotten what these four words mean, and that these are our goals – our purpose in life.
And we are back to purpose - I saw a posting on Facebook the other day that read – “Put your hand over your heart. It is beating. That is your purpose.”
Anita Moorjani, in her book, Dying to Be Me, says that our purpose is to live our life fearlessly, centering ourselves in the Universe’s unconditional love.
I’ve spent the last week concentrating on that. With each of my daily accomplishments couched in harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for life. In addition, lest I forget, I have been frequently reminding myself that I am loveable, just because I live. With what results you ask?
- I have laughed out loud in delight more frequently than I ever have.
- People have remarked on the love they see in my eyes.
- My sweet spouse and I have been taking are to say exactly what we mean so there is no misunderstanding – with much less assuming on both parts. This makes for a peaceful marriage.
- I have been highly productive.
- I have enjoyed sharing what I have, regardless of need or a feeling of “should”.
- Unfortunately, I still smacked the fly that was buzzing me in the back yard. I have not yet reached the point where I pick up the bug I don’t want in my house and put it out the backdoor.
- I’m taking risks with my blogs, my actions, and my love that I might not have taken several weeks ago. Living my life fearlessly.
The saying “Be the change you would like to see”, attributed to Ghandi, occurs to me as I write this blog. I’ve heard that people don’t want to hear about me, so I’ve tried to teach by sharing what I read and the theory of personal growth and leadership. I’m not convinced you want to hear that either.
So – I’ve decided to fearlessly share what I’m practicing as I dare to “be the change I would like to see.” I invite you to share as well. Let’s create community, shall we?