‘P’ is for Purpose

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My plan for today’s blog was to write about ‘life purpose’…a question that arises for many people (myself included).

This all sounds a bit deep and introspective, but it is something that lots of people struggle with. Others don’t of course, they are happy to live in the moment and go where their life path takes them, with no plan or agenda.

I did an exercise recently about life purpose…I wanted to find a copy of it to post here, but I looked high and low and couldn’t put my hands on it. What I did find though was the below extract which I was given a few years ago…I hadn’t seen it since then, so I figured I was meant to post this today instead. I think it ties in nicely with the subject of purpose:

Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

(by Marianne Williams, from ‘A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles’)
Until tomorrow, love and light, sm, x

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