The Journey Together from Pain to Purpose
Let's face it..You are here because you want more out of your life. You sense there is a greater purpose for your existence and you want to know how to find it or where to start in finding it. First of all we must believe there is a reason for our existence.
Mankind has always nurtured a desire for self-improvement and development through understanding and enlightenment since the beginning of civilization. That desire is at the very core of our being. Answering the call to discover our life's purpose is the first step in unveiling the discovery of this seemingly elusive version of ourselves we'd love to meet one day. The process of this journey is sure to develop you for the better in more ways than one. It is the becoming (process) that is greater than what is to come (result). I will say that again. The process is better than the result! Focusing on the process instead of the end result will make this a less grueling journey.
Are you pleased with where you are? Do you long for more? Do you feel like you're running in circles getting nowhere? If you don't like your answers, then a shift needs to take place. But that is easier said than done. What exactly is a shift? A shift is simply a change whether its in direction, tendancy or position. Again easier said than done!
Our thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes shape our actions and behaviors, thereby creating patterns or a paradigm that's hard to break. So in order to break these habits and shift our paradigm we must change the thoughts, belief systems and attitudes that got us there in the first place. No longer are the days where we make a physical change to address emotional and mental trauma. We've tried it and it we found out it doesn't work! We've been adorning the most beautiful hairstyles with negative mindsets and thought patterns. So where does that get us? Nowhere but back to the salon to outdo the last hairstyle you had. Then there are some of us that mask our trauma in other ways, like numerous dead end relationships, binge eating, tv binging, bitterness or control issues.
In helping you make those adjustments I want us to first observe how we perceive pain or the discomfort of change. With the pain of challenges, trauma, discomfort and the like, most times we resist these tools that can actually improve the quality of our lives. Yes, I referred to them as tools. That's the shift in perspective I had to take to change my direction. Pain in and of itself brings change in our lives, but how we perceive it determines what type of change occurs. A change that makes us bitter or better?
I vote for the latter. That's why we are here, right? We want to become better. But many of us aren't cognizant of how we respond to conflict and how that response shapes our lives. Most times our response is in a way that feels most "comfortable" to us. But where has that comfort gotten us? Great things never come from comfort zones. So we are here , searching trying to find our way out of what seems like an abyss. However, I'd like to share the good news of hope. There is light at the end of the tunnel and together we will find our way out and into the light of the life for which we were created. That is the light that will light up our lives. Let's journey together in becoming what we were created to be and that is an image of God our Creator.
"The two most important days of our lives are the day we were born, and the day we find out why." ~Mark Twain