Sorting out life’s purpose can be difficult. And, it can be a life-long process. We change. The things we thing we want seem to change. There are many things we think we want to accomplish, and many things other people would like for us to accomplish, the things they think they see in us. It is good to dream and set goals. It is also good to listen to the wisdom of those who know us well. But eventually we will have to figure out who we are, and where we are going.
I am reminded of two things as I write this… There is a Buddhist quote that I think applies here: “You believe you have time.” Additionally, there is a part of a meditation that I learned as a very young teenager: “I must remember at all times that I am dying and so is everyone and everything around me. For this reason, I must treat all with respect.” (yes, I have always been sort of a seeker/ “spiritual nerd” :))
Here’s the thing…
We always feel that there is plenty more time to get everything done, or to get it all done better or perfectly. Time to make amends. Time for a do-over. Time to go after what we really want to do and be. Time to fulfill our perceived purpose. Our purpose. Not those laid out for us by others. The purposes that sing to our hearts and make our spirits soar! The things that give our lives true splendor and meaning.
Time is a precious commodity, and a coin that we should not squander.
There is not always more.
We, you and I, never know when our time will be done. But we do know what is important.
Is it not time to attend to yourself, and the people and the things that are most important to you?
Time is of the essence!