The Power Of Writing Your Soul Mission... You Can Live An Inspired Life!!!
" I once thought that having a job called a ""teacher"" would be what I would be for the¬†rest of my life. I love teaching and I was called¬†to this profession¬†from a very young age.¬† Over the years, due to changes in my¬†life such as ¬†geographical relocation¬†and my search for meaning, I no longer practice being a teacher¬† as¬†defined by the profession. Moving to Canada made it even more complicated because I was not prepared to go through the licensure process to become licensed to teach here. ¬†This left a hole in my heart and there¬†are moments when I¬†feel sad that¬†I don't¬†have a classroom and students to teach passionately. About a year ago, I started a process of inner self-reflection to figure out what my soul mission was so that I could die in peace knowing that I fulfilled it.¬† I spent hours and hours reading and researching¬† and¬†wrote and re-wrote several¬†mission statements until I found the one which resonated with my soul. As I studied some of the people I admire, I realize they don't simply have a job... they live an inspired life which brings out their creativity and causes them to experience life in¬†a magical way. Then boom!!! Something magical happened to me ¬†when I finally wrote something that spoke to my soul¬†- ¬†I had an Aha moment!¬†¬† Even though I no longer called myself a teacher, I still practice the art of teaching in my current career¬†and in my personal life. In fact, this blog is a product of living my soul¬†mission! Here is my soul mission: ""My soul mission in this lifetime is to learn and share knowledge which will inspire and motivate others to expand their souls and be inspired to live their own life mission. I live my soul mission by: a) facilitating, training and coaching ; b) writing and c) sharing resources and tools with and from others"" The power of having this soul¬†mission is that I can live it anywhere and anytime and it helps me make daily decisions about how I choose to spend my life. I actually lived my soul mission through my¬†teaching career! ¬†I am not restricted to a classroom - my classroom is this huge earth school. ¬†I live my soul mission when I talk to a total stranger or when I have a conversation¬†with the lady¬†next door or the old man who¬†happily educates me about the plants in his garden or challenging the thoughts of my teenagers or¬†facilitating a conference with¬†hundreds of people.¬†Living from that authentic space¬†makes my soul come alive¬†and interestingly enough I experience hundreds of ""WOW"" moments all day long that fuels me and leaves a broad smile on my face.¬† I feel¬†joyful and that joy is instantaneously communicated to others. Try writing a personal mission statement if you have not yet done so. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:
- As a child or even at any point in your life,¬†what were some of the things you did or thought about that made you feel excited? ( For me, reading, teaching, writing, creating art)
- What are the unique strengths you have that comes naturally to you? (For me, communicating with others)
- Look around you... what are some of the things you collect without even thinking much about them? (For me, its books, paper, pens,¬†¬†art supplies, journals, movies, autobiographies)
- What do you like to do that feels effortless? (For me, talking, writing, talking to God, walking, enjoying nature, entertaining)
- What do you like to do that makes you lose track of time? ( For me, ¬†writing)
- If you died right now, what would you regret not doing? (Not writing this blog and not creating more learning/sharing opportunities)