Oct
08

Spiritual Awakening: Are You Living Your Purpose?

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Spiritual Awakening: Are You Living Your Purpose?

I have read Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life and use it as a reference to help me stay focused on the endeavors that I have undertaken. I have discovered through out the years that my purpose is to help others be it with improving their business or enhancing their personal life. I often ask myslef Am I Living My Purpose? Am I do all I can do to help others get what they want so I will get what I want?  I have been living my purpose over the last few years as evidenced by my work with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life, as I believe in the concept of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I have a purpose to get the word out and raise funds for research, education, advocacy, and services and thus have set up a page at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogglederman to fufill this purpose. On February 23-24, 2013 I will be part of The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton at Loggers Run Middle School.  This is waht led me to write this entry today as  I ask are you living your purpose?

       

The question is how do I find my purpose and how do I live my life on purpose?  First you must look inside and find what makes you come alive and then find a way to integrate that into your life. Secondly you must block out those who say you can not do it and find the confidence to follow your purpose. And thirdly it is imperative that you continue to nourish your mind, body, and soul by learning and feeding your purpose. Everyday that youa re awake is another day to live your purpose. There will be messages that lead you to your purpose. It is importantant that you take action on that message and follow your passion so you can live on purpose.
 The Byrds adapated Ecclesiastes(3:1) to this song that reminds us that there is a purpose for everything under heaven. In finding your purpose you find your calling and you attract those who believe in your purpose. Over the last few years I have met many people who are living their life on purpose and fully understand what their calling is and are sharing their message.

Thank you Gisl for this uplifting video reminding us of how great we are and how we have a purpose. Remember once you find your purpose it is important to share that with others and to help others find their purpose.

Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Help You To Live on Purpose

I am a big proponent of reading and applying what you read or finding inspiration from your reading. There are many great authors available to help you find your purpose. Some of my favorites include:

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries.
Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own back yard.
You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.

Maya Angelou
 
What are a few of your favorites?

Spiritual Awakening: Finding A New Purpose- Eric LeGrand

     
Eric LeGrand was an outstanding football player whose football career ended when he went down to make a tackle on special teams which left him paralyzed. His story has become an inspiration for many and he now has a new purpose and that is to help others to believe. Eric LeGrand is determined to walk again and he has become an example to all of us to live our life on purpose.



There are many inspirational stories out there to help you to continue to live your life on purpose. If you have a story please share it here.

 

 

 

 

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