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The greatest love of all

Whitney Houston had a popular hit in the 80’s called, “The Greatest Love of All”.  I heard this song so many times when I was growing up but I didn’t really grasp the lyrics until I got older.  Time has taught me many lessons and I am about to share a big one with you.  Here is a quote from the song.

Everybody searching for a hero

People need someone to look up to

I never found anyone who fulfilled my needs

A lonely place to be

So I learned to depend on me.

I was in a constant search for something that was going to make me feel alive.  It took the shape and form of many different things.  When I opened up my business I felt great because I had a new interest or purpose to occupy my time but after all the hard work and newness faded, I began searching again..

I really wasn’t lacking anything.  My children were happy, I felt connected in my intimate relationship but the lack of struggle was something so unfamiliar to me that I had to create it to feel normal.  I wanted more, I was still chasing an illusion.

Tall, dark and handsome appeared at the exact time I was craving struggle and I jumped into this magical illusion head first and didn’t look back.  I mentally created this person to be everything I had ever wanted in a man, I found my hero.

It shouldn’t surprise you to know that he couldn’t sustain my idea of him and I couldn’t tolerate his total humanness.  So after the hormones subsided and reality smacked me in the face, I was left my self- inflicted suffering and a ton of wisdom.

The hero isn’t in the man, job, friendship, religion, car, house, trophy, lottery winning, weight loss, shoes, money, vacation, wedding or you get the point.  All those things can be amazing blessings but it isn’t the hero.

The greatest love of all

Is easy to achieve

Learning to love yourself

It is the greatest love of all”

I’ve made interesting choices because I thought I needed them to feel complete.  I have respect for my journey and I have been and still am exactly where I need to be.  However, avoiding a few detours along my path is something I am more privy too now.  My fulfillment comes from a place inside of me.  A feeling of totality, completion and contentment.  I am enough and so are you..

And if by chance, that special place

That you’ve been dreaming of

Leads you to a lonely place

Find your strength in love

It is possible to end the search for the hero outside of yourself and just BE.  It’s possible to create passion, intentions and dreams without  being trapped by the idea that right now isn’t enough.  And more than that, it is possible to love yourself unconditionally.

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What is my purpose in life?

What is my purpose in life?

      What is my purpose in life? This is a common question that leaves so many tossing and turning at night.  It’s answers seem to change and leave many spending a lifetime patiently waiting for the answer.

      It’s difficult to feel purposeful and connected in a world that seems like it’s moving so fast. With an ultra competitive society some feel left behind, feeling unable to stand tall against fierce competition, many give up their dreams to survive the daily necessities of raising families and paying bills. It seems reasonable to give up on pipe dreams and desires to serve the needs of the immediate tasks and very easy to succumb to distractions. But what if that voice many hear is trying to send a powerful message? What if your purpose is calling you and it’s time to answer? How will you know?

      Living a purposeful life doesn’t always mean a career change or a relationship switch. Purpose is your gifts and creativity being in complete congruence.  It’s a choice to up- level your life and align with who you really are. It’s purpose will ALWAYS result in more satisfaction, peace and a stronger feeling of self-connection.

     Are you ready to step into your responsibility? What will it take?

    Still uncertain of your purpose?  Let’s discover it together.