Carolyn Myss, put it succinctly in Defy Gravity: that if we ask our ego for purpose and meaning, we will receive an answer that serves that ego. If we ask our soul, we will receive an answer that serves others.
That hit me so hard that I had to stop the CD and think for the rest of the drive.
How many times have I watched Oprah and wondered about my purpose? Even though I created my personal mission statement many years ago and understand the little moments in life in which I live to it; I am often looking for the BIG PURPOSE. What am I REALLY doing? At least now I know the answer.
When I am in that space I am looking for a purpose that will give me recognition. I’m looking for a way to become known for my great works.
And I’m thankful that my soul knows the difference. I’m grateful to my inner knowledge that helps me come back to myself and my true purpose. My teeny, tiny, moment-by-moment life path. My first step is always gratitude. It begins with love of myself and stretches toward the world around me and all who are in it with me.
Thank you, Carolyn, for putting into words a concept which I believe but had never articulated.