Creative work is...a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got. - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
Category: Life Purpose
Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it. - Steven Pressfield in The War of Art
Living Big and Brave
I have a question for you, dear reader. What would it look like if you were living Big and Brave? Maybe you already are. Please, do tell. Please tell me about what your life is like, or would be like, living Big and Brave.
On Rising by Rian Kerfoot
Another post about the challenging times in our lives and how we make it through, one day at a time, and while holding on to a vision of our innate nature. We are already WHOLE! http://www.riankerfoot.com/onrising/
The Myth of Finding Your Purpose by Kris Carr
I've written about life purpose on this blog before (here, here and here). As time has passed, I've come to believe that our individual life purpose is more about really getting to know ourselves, uncovering our gifts and sharing them with others. It seems to me that once you truly know yourself, and recognize the divinity within and all … Continue reading The Myth of Finding Your Purpose by Kris Carr
Forged in the Fire: deriving meaning from suffering.
I was 32 when I had my first child, a daughter who is now 17. Shortly after her birth, we learned that she had Down syndrome and a little later, that she had a heart defect. To say that the rug was pulled out from under us is an understatement. This may sound crazy to … Continue reading Forged in the Fire: deriving meaning from suffering.
The Light Within You
You have extraordinary treasures within you...and bringing those treasures to light takes work and faith and focus and courage and hours of devotion, and the clock is ticking, and the world is spinning, and we simply do not have time anymore to think so small. Elizabeth Gilbert - Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond Fear Our … Continue reading The Light Within You
this (good) life by Katrina Kenison
I wrote about Katrina Kenison's book Magical Journey here. This is her most recent blog post entitled "this (good) life", which offers such an inspiring, poignant and soul-filling message: joy and heartache can co-exist; remember to see the sacred in the now, the blessings of today. Here it is. Enjoy 🙂
What Matters Most? An Exercise to Determine Your Values.
I've been taking some time to read (memoirs like Home Grown. Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World by Ben Hewitt. and Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan, cookbooks like Gwyneth Paltrow's, It's All Good, and Jenny Rosenstrach's Dinner the Playbook. And another book, which defies easy description, entitled, A Hidden Wholeness. The … Continue reading What Matters Most? An Exercise to Determine Your Values.
Life Purpose Vol. III
Exploring my life purpose has been an ongoing project which intensified over the last couple of years. A few months ago, I re-discovered a book I bought a couple of years ago called Live Your Life Purposeby Dorothy Ratusny. Ms. Ratusny provided the following questions which I found to be very helpful. Get your journal out, dear people, and … Continue reading Life Purpose Vol. III