I want to discuss more of the magic moment I mentioned in yesterday’s post. During the conference, the team I work with held multiple meetings and touch points and the group allows many members to share their experiences. One of the senior leaders of the team had an amazing share that brought me to tears. He talked about why we do the work we do and the bullshit we buy into. He talked about the need for creativity and what we are meant to do—and that is not sit behind a desk for eight hours a day making money for someone else. We were born to move and push thresholds and to challenge ourselves. We were meant to create and this is part of why people only live 7 years after retirement—when they stop finding and fulfilling their purpose, the spark literally dies out.
I know I don’t want to accept that I need permission to live my life the way I want to, especially asking permission from another person. I don’t want to buy into the same plan that most people do thinking it’s ok, especially when I feel everything in me telling me it’s not. I WANT to CREATE. I feel it in my soul. I want to transform people. Yes, it’s work, but is it really work when you’re fulfilling your purpose? It is so painful to feel that type of fire inside while trying to smother it with something safer because you don’t know if you can make it. I know I would rather spend my time and energy doing what I love rather than working on something that doesn’t make sense in the first place, something that doesn’t resonate.
We all look for meaning in our lives and that meaning is different to everyone. That “why” is different for everyone. But if we really start to peel it back and look at it, we are all searching for the same fundamental thing: expression of self at the highest level. We want to help people. We want to be who we are. We want our purpose to be recognized and fulfilled in its expression. Creativity means different things to different people, but the basis is to make something unique to yourself. Living asking for permission will not allow you to fully express who you are and the things you need to do that come from your soul. I don’t want to misplace my energy on something that people think is secure when the reality is, if someone decides you no longer fit the picture, they can remove you. Do not put the key to your happiness or “security” in someone else’s hands.
Follow your heart even if it doesn’t make sense to someone else. People will always have something to say. People don’t understand what isn’t meant for them and most people are so stuck in their own plan that they will try to keep you on theirs. You know what is meant for you. You know you are meant for more. So go do it. Go be the fullest expression of who you are meant to be regardless of what it looks like. Follow what you feel. Never allow your spark to die out because you are afraid of what other people think. Don’t let regret seep into your soul, wondering if you could have done something differently. Wondering what would have happened if you allowed it to express earlier. Follow your creativity and be exactly who you are meant to be.