In being thankful and appreciative for my family, my friends, my life, my love, I realize the importance of giving!
Giving can be a very personal and spiritual journey, it is however, not always easy and, I think, requires a certain amount of courage.
The greatest gift we can give is our true selves.
We are all unique individuals with unique talents and abilities. Living our lives to the fullest and being dedicated to sharing our talents with the world is a great way to give. Furthermore, it can be a healthy source of internal satisfaction. After all, living out your passion/purpose brings you closer to happiness.
You may have to push yourself to the edge of your comfort zone, you may even have to dive right outside of it before you can come back up for air with an answer on how to accomplish this. The exercise will no doubt place you in a position of vulnerability. But keep in mind that vulnerability is NOT weakness. With vulnerability comes letting go of who we think we should be and becoming who we really are. It is accompanied by successes and failures. However, in feeling the depths of our lows, we are also able to fully feel the depths of our highs. We all know that there is no rainbow without the rain.
Embrace your vulnerability. This could be a key to experiencing a true connection, true love for yourself, and an understanding of who you are.
Easier said than done!? You may indeed need to reflect on your own and delve within the confines of your mind and soul in order to understand what makes you tic. What makes you forget about stress and negativity? What do you do that brings you peace? It’s very probable that if it brings you peace, it could also do the same for other people’s lives. What a gift that is!!!
Here are 5 questions you can ask yourself TODAY.
What am I here to learn?
What am I here to teach?
What am I here to overcome?
What am I here to complete?
What am I here to express?
Take the time to answer these questions from an honest and vulnerable place. Doing this will help you begin to break down the self-imposed standards you have bound yourself with.
As you think about, or write down your answers, you may start seeing an emerging “blueprint” that will help guide you to what drives YOU. Remember that every day, we are all teachers and students in our lives and the lives of those around us. We all have something to contribute, to share, to give. It’s our duty, not only to us, but to others, to find our inner strength, be the best we can be and give ourselves to the world.