I was messaging with a friend this morning who said something I hear far too often. In fact, I’ve said it myself. He said that he’d always felt like he was meant for something important, something beyond the simple life he’d been living filled with the same highs and lows we all go through. But now, at 50+ years old, he’s questioning that aching feeling that told him he was meant for more. He’s questioning whether he’ll ever feel that sense of purpose, that ah-ha moment that tells him, This is it! This is why you’re here!
I, too, have felt that same thing from a very young age, as I’m sure a lot of you have. That feeling like maybe my purpose was that, something I’d already gone through and missed the whole true experience of that something important. Or maybe it’s this, my current job, skill, gift, or experience.
But I realize as I move through my life, I have only tapped the surface. Just as I think my purpose is clear, I’m thrown a curveball that sits my ass right on the ground. So I stand up, dust myself off, and get ready for the next pitch.
My something important is still unfolding. So is yours.
Live every moment like it's your something important moment. Because like my first spiritual guru taught me: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
- Ferris Bueller
When Love Wins: Our Journey to Peace
Love. It begins our journey, it ends our journey, and is the foundation for everything we encounter along the way. After all, love is the only thing that is eternal. It is all we need to gain the peace we were all created to experience.
Love will take away the need for forgiveness. Love will conquer negative thoughts such as anger, depression, fear, and jealousy. Love will give us the quiet strength to calm our minds, fill our souls, and help us live a peaceful life. Love will change hope into knowing.
It really is that simple...