Are you an aimless wanderer in life? Do you ever wonder what you’re meant to be doing with your life? If you feel like you’ve lost your way, then perhaps it’s time you thought about finding your purpose.
Purpose: ‘the reason for which something exists’
What’s all the fuss about purpose?
‘Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose’ Helen Keller
Finding a better life through chronic illness. Say what? Can those two things coexist? For me, they do.
It’s been two years since my wheels came off quite spectacularly. It’s been two years of major body and life discovery. Not only about this health doo dah and what it now means for my life but also how, unbeknowns to me, this health condition had been working its magic in the background prepping me for my big fall.
It had been there all along waiting for its special moment to shine.
Something happens when you slow down, switch off and get quiet. Real confidence.
Being a go getter for much of my life, my confidence came from achieving, doing more, being recognized for my contribution and ‘a job well done’.
I became addicted to it.
Climbing the ladder, getting more money and achieving that recognition was synonymous with how I felt about myself.
It felt good. That pay rise, that promotion, that deadline achieved. The more I did the better it felt.
Or so I thought.
I am on a quest for a simple life. A life that my body can handle. A life that I feel relaxed and calm in and can experience some silence in. A life that I can be myself in. Whoever that is.
But today, I don’t feel like I’m doing very well at it.
So you’ve worked out that something needs to change.
Or perhaps change has been foisted on you and it’s something you have no choice in.
You need to slow down or do something different and create a new you but you’re not sure what it means or how you can even make it happen.
One of the best things by far that has come out of my enforced simpler existence has been to re-experience stuff.
Stuff I had forgotten about or stuff I’ve discovered that’s completely new.
Finding out I had a chronic illness has meant a complete rewrite of me and the discovery of some new dreams. Continue reading Stop and discover some new dreams