We all have a story that is our life. As the author of our story we have the honor of making choices along the way. They may involve life-changing decisions or life-viewing perceptions. Sometimes we choose the path and sometimes we choose how to receive what appears along the path. There is wisdom in knowing that a choice is always offered. As we step forward into unknown, our past may be with us but it does not have to define or direct us. Our life exists in the present moment, the rest is just part of our story.
I have been thinking a lot about the story I want to tell. The story about me that hopefully lives on in future generations, and the story I tell myself right now. I have read countless “finding-your-purpose” books. I imagine each word impacted me in some way, but I never closed a book with full gratitude for “getting it” for “finding the answer.” Fast-forward a few years to this moment where I have been challenged by something inside of me to dig deep and uncover my truth. There was purpose in the path leading up to now, there always is. But here I am, in this moment, turning and tuning inward, seeking the answers I have been searching within my own soul. I hold no expectations and continuously seek knowing that with each answer I discover, another question will be uncovered.
Perhaps the purpose of this life is to live your truth, and if you don’t know your truth, maybe your purpose now is to uncover it. On this boundless journey, I believe that I have accessed my true purpose. My unearthed evolving truth is simple, to shine. My purpose is to share my light. I am aware of this living wisdom and my inner wisdom that I believe, deep in my soul, I have a responsibility to share. I am now beginning to open and courageously step forward, trusting that I will have just enough light for each step that I am on.
As the brilliant sun rises to shine on a new day, so too can I rise to shine. I can welcome each day with gratitude for the lessons and wonders my purposeful life offers. The story I tell myself now is that I am enough light to shine. And imaginably, my light will infinitely shine on.