“Just do you. Go with the flow and with your life because that is you experiencing life. You being yourself is you doing your purpose, so the more we get out of the mindset of thinking there is a certain way to go about things, the freer we become.” ~ Keke Palmer
A purpose for one’s life can feel a bit grandiose. As a young adult, I remember a constant restlessness as I tried to settle into the post-college world. I had that nagging feeling I should be doing something else, no matter what I was doing. There was a pressure to seek. Seek what you ask? Well, I was never sure. I was completely unfulfilled and frankly, anxious most of the time I wasn’t busy with work, friends, or family.
And at work, I was often frustrated by a work environment that didn’t match my own values. So I took classes, got a master’s degree, started a business with my ex-husband, joined a professional women’s organization, took more classes, got divorced, went to therapy, took more classes, and so on. I eventually discovered a love for the type of healing work that brought me back after my divorce.
Starting my business was the beginning of me finding my purpose…and as I think about it more, I believe I am DEFINING my purpose rather than finding it. It has always been there, it is me. The real me underneath all my armor that a lifetime creates. A lifetime of expectations and opinions put on us by well-meaning family and friends.
I simply needed to uncover my purpose by learning about me and my true drive and motivations. I have always been trying to live my purpose, rather unsuccessfully much of the time. Until I made conscious my unconscious motivators, I struggled with understanding my purpose.
What is your purpose? Can you feel it? Can you put words to it? I would love to hear your experience with Purpose.
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Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Teacher at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she currently works to serve empaths and lightworkers who are living their Light in their livelihoods, relationships, and communities.