Toward a Meaningful Life — Looking For Purpose?
True intimacy begins at home...from the inside out...and continues toward family, friends, community. How are you showing up?
Many of us desire to know what our purpose is … and want to be engaged in work or activities that are soulful … or feed our soul…
Where does our ‘soul’ live?
Do you think our soul needs to be ‘sound’ … ‘fed’ … ‘whole’… ‘FULL!!!’ … before we show up at work…to ‘feed’ ‘inspire’ ‘teach’ or ‘model’ for others?
If our head knows truth…but our personal life isn’t whole…if our home/relationship(s) are not a sanctuary…are not a major piece of our evolutionary growth…challenging and yet fulfilling at the same time…then how can we expect to ‘GIVE’ that in our WORK?
It seems that we put a LOT of expectations and pressure onto an activity that relies on the exchange of “money,” where people rely on us to be the leader, the example, sometimes even the ‘guru’ to fulfill our own innate and foundational needs.
How many of us put a mask on at work, in community, in public (as that leader or model) … but yearn for more, yearn to be known and to know transparently, to connect deeply?
How many of us have a deep seated belief that there is something wrong with us from old wounds or negative experiences that tell us that that we are incapable of LOVE…of unconditional LOVE. Instead of us hearing the truth…that we are just wounded and have the need to learn from CONTRAST…from experiencing the pain of what we did NOT want…in order to understand clearly what we DO want and with that knowing, we receive the gift of wisdom regarding how how to get it…
The wisdom that allows us to experience True FRIENDSHIP…True INTIMACY.
TRUE AUTHENTIC relationship.
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Not an Ideal but … the kind of love that doesn’t quit…
That is committed to the process…
That understands that we do not grow outside of having a true mirror(s) of ourselves…
That we do not grow outside of a joint agreement and conscious engagement of relationship with others toward the purpose of personal growth and awareness…
Out of a shared purpose of becoming and growing into the highest and best version of self…
Of BECOMING LOVE.
Of loving so truthfully…of seeing so clearly…of believing clearly in the truth of each other’s journey.
If we cannot accomplish this in private, how can we proclaim it in public?
These discrepancies are what cause younger generations to experience hypocrisy, or at the least, incongruence.
Incongruence between our words and our lives.
These discrepancies are what weaken the power of our words, the power of our purpose.
How often do we experience successful personal intimacy, with spouses, with children, loved ones and friends?
Often too rarely in our world.
How about creating Intentional Intimacy in your life?
In your personal life?
I believe this act touches the very heart of God.
Community begins in the heart of every home.
From the bottom up.
From the inside out.
How are you showing up?