Know Thyself (Plato was right…)

It seems some of us are in a constant search to delve deeper into who we are and who we are meant to be. Maybe not everyone, but certainly me, and I am sure many of you have asked yourselves why you were put on this earth. What is your life purpose? Do you know? I unfortunately don’t know mine, but I am 100% sure that I have a life purpose (and that you have one, even if you don’t know what it is, and even if you have not given it any thought).

Every year, for as far back as I can remember, I try to figure out what mine is. Sometimes I read a bunch of books, sometimes I go back and read old journal entries, sometimes I read every single article I can get my hands on, and sometimes I just tuck it away, and hope it will just come to me. I have been on this earth for four decades already…and I cannot remember a time when I did not ask myself what my life purpose was.

Truly. I have always has this question in the back of my mind, or in the forefront of every waking thought. It varies in intensity, but it is ever so present. Some years it breaks me down and I fall deep into the claws of depression because I know that I am not living up to my full potential. I am smart, I am talented, I can truly do anything I set my mind to, so it is extremely frustrating to know that I am not doing my best to share with the world what I was put on this earth to do, and that it is for no other reason than just because I don’t know what that ever so elusive purpose is.

Some years I grasp at anything that seems reasonable and pretend that is my life purpose and I get excited for a few days, until it is undeniable that it was not my true life purpose. Over the years I have come to grips with the idea that your life purpose need not be what you career is, or vice versa. It can be separate. It can be a hobby. A side job. Or just a knowing that your purpose on this earth is this life purpose and you share it with the world in whatever capacity you feel comfortable doing.

So 2018 is no different, I am back at it. Trying to identify this thing that has eluded me my whole life. I never give up because as I am sure that I am on this earth I am sure I have a purpose to be here, and it is my job to 1) Find my life purpose and 2) Share my life purpose with the world. I have re-read a few articles I had printed last year or the year before (I also love to print articles, I have killed too many trees to count, but the feel of the paper, seeing highlighted words and sentences just fills me up and I cannot get used to just saving stuff online) and these have assured me that I am a Lightworker. Google that  and you will see there are tons of articles on this, but some that resonated with me a lot are on Steve Pavlina’s blog (www.stevepavlina.com) . I have also come to understand that I am an Empath. I have read endless articles and taken endless quizzes and read multiple books on this topic and yes… I am totally an Empath and a Lightworker. Many of you may have just clicked out of my page because these weird words sound like I am a weirdo…but seriously, if you are curious, pop on over to Google and read up on these two words. Mind Blown when I first came across these words within the last couple of years, and the more I read on these topics, the closer I feel I am to finding out my life purpose.

Still not sure what this blog will be about, but this topic is likely to take up some space on here.

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