Walking with purpose
Walking through life with purpose guarantees that I will always find passion to keep going. In the past few years I have found that my purpose has changed but the ability to stay passionate about it has not. I used to believe that my only purpose in life was to assist in people's healing through hands on bodywork. In the last few years the realization struck me that my current purpose is to create safe space for others to learn and grow. If they are safe to do those things, they are also safe to heal. If they are learning and growing AND healing they are closer to the realization that they have unconditional and undeniable universal permission to be who they are- not who society wants them to be.
Every day I wake up and look for ways to align myself with my purpose. I am living my truth. I am living outside of ego. I am allowing myself to receive and give simultaneously. When I do those things I am living with purpose. That keeps me going at No Knots Professional Massage and Bodywork as well as on my personal book journey.
I will never lie to you all; There are days that have been very hard for me to keep moving forward in this process. Days that I wanted nothing more than to give up. I was at that place when I received my first round of suggested corrections from my editor...UGH, those correction marks. I was there on the days that I had to write out traumatic experiences in full detail. Not to mention the days where I sat worrying about how I was going to pay to get my memoir published or when I realized that people might actually read the words on those pages and judge me for them. Those are just a few of the days when I almost gave up.
I never did though. On those days I found passion to move forward. I thought about the people who might be inspired by my story, the people who are feeling like they aren't allowed to be themselves and the people who have known me all these years and still don't fully know me. I want them to feel safe and I want them to know that no matter what, they are where they are meant to be in order to learn and grow. Those people invoke a passion in me. The passion to succeed. The passion to continue on so that I might be able to help one more person learn, grow AND heal and the passion to be me, no matter what anyone says.
Today I challenge you, walk with passionate purpose. Live the life you want to live. Be the person you are called to be. You are the only one who can do it. Huge Hugs and lots of love to you all on your passionate purpose filled journey!