This is sooo true!!

Exerpt of Video Description on YouTube: You can have, do, or be, ANYTHING you want. This week, Patchman dives into the unknown by discussing a very simple topic. Thoughts, Emotions, and the power that they bestow upon you. Or rather, how you can empower yourself to live in the moment by controlling your thoughts and emotions, and guiding yourself the way that you want to be guided, rather than allowing modern society to tell you how to feel and what to think.

Trouble Finding Purpose? Me Too! Here’s How I Found It!

Purpose to Be___Purpose is something that I and many people around the world have been searching for all of their lives. Numerous authors, from psychologists to religious leaders, have books on the subject everywhere. It is also the topic of discussion on many television programs. Believe me, I know! I’m the queen of career/purpose books, career tests, and television programming that promise to help readers/viewers to find their purpose.

However, the problem is, after reading all of these books, reviewing results of numerous personality/career “tests,” and watching the shows, I was still left with a feeling of being lost and still did not fully comprehend my purpose.

I prayed and prayed and waited for an answer and continued through my busy life just trying to make it from day to day (sometimes being so “out-of-it” that weeks would go by in the amount of time that only seemed like a few days).

Finally, after starting to meditate, I’ve discovered (to me it was a discovery…ok? :-)) that seeking my purpose outside of myself was an endless search. It could equate to searching for a needle in a haystack the size of China. I was not taking the time to tune out all of the distractions from every day life to go inside of myself to figure out what I was “built” for.

From observing different people, their likes and dislikes, talents, and passions, I’ve come to the conclusion that just as God created our intricately-designed bodies to function a certain way and to thrive under the “right” conditions, the same was done with our internal design…the personality, passions, talents, and likes/dislikes. God makes all of us different in these areas to allow each of us to make our needed contributions to the world.

I started paying more attention to the “silent pulls” inside me towards the things I love and the feelings of aversion when considering doing things I have no skill or affinity for. These things became apparent during the times I spent in meditation with a clear mind and during my “peace time,” as I like to call it.

Purpose can seem like an impossible thing to find sometimes, and some people wonder through life just trying to get by, giving up on finding that fulfilling, passion-inducing purpose. Honestly, I am still trying to pinpoint how I will manifest my purpose, but I now feel it more than ever, now that I am “awake” and paying to attention to God’s presence in me. To me, that part is already an achievement.

I encourage anyone having trouble finding their life’s purpose to take time and patience to just sit in peace and quiet and to clear their minds on a regular basis. Also as you encounter various situations in life, pay attention to how you feel in the situation. Does what you are doing make you feel peace or tension? Do you feel drawn to something in particular? What excites you and makes you feel a calm joy in your being?

By doing that, you will be led to that purpose and the destiny made just for you! I end this post with this original quote: “Feelings and intuition are like breadcrumbs on the path of finding your purpose.”

Peace, blessings, and love.

What are You Trying to Escape From?

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Seeking to escape from internal issues/feelings of inadequacy with external things, such as drugs, sex, alcohol, food, even work, does not absolve the issues. These “distractions” further suppress the consciousness needed to resolve the issues, while driving you further away from gaining peace and clarity. Peace and clarity cannot come to a mind that is absent from reality and from the present.

This is a lesson I learned the hard way. In the past, I was always feeling that I was not doing enough and was not good enough, despite how successful I appeared on the surface. I started seeking solace in all the wrong places, and still never reaching the place of peace I so desired. I came to the point where I was tired of the mental “fight” in my mind and decided I was going to give myself a reality check.

I faced the issues head on in the moment I was in, providing myself with a much-needed reality check. I determined the sources and causes of my feelings of inadequacy, and decided that I would overcome them to be the best “me” that I could be in this world. To do this, necessary changes were made and some things were accepted as they were, to stop my feelings of stress and worry.

Often times, we think the answers to fixing our problems are outside of us, but actually, the answers have been inside us all along. All we had to do is take a pause from the frantic rush of today’s society to take a look inside.

Peace, blessings, and love.