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Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday Motivator - What's YOUR mission?


Sunrise-Sunset, BYBS & Sacred Life Sunday (see next post)

This morning I'm sharing an email from Philosophers Notes ... because it speaks to my heart & mind ... reminding me how I choose to live my life each day. Perhaps it will resonate with you as well.

"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life... Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it." ~ Viktor Frankl
from Man's Search for Meaning

What are YOU here to do? What's your specific vocation or mission in life? Clear? Write it down! Live it!

Stuck? Write down the question: "What is my specific mission in life?"

Then simply write down "My specific mission in life is to ..." and let it flow. Don't censor yourself or need it to be "right." Just write.

The process of discovering who we are and what our greatest gifts are AND how we give those to the world is, at least in my experience, an arduous one.

We don't just snap our fingers and say, "Aha! That's it!"

At least I didn't...

I've had many amazing ideas/breakthroughs/distinctions, but they come in the midst of (pretty much constantly) living in the question of what my mission in life is. AND having the courage to start taking the baby (and/or BIG) steps I feel intuitively called to make.

"Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it." ~ Buddha

So, please please please (please please please) spend some time today asking yourself the question of what you're here to do in this beautiful world of ours.

Let's live the question. And, the answer.

[Brian's Signature]

Because yesterday got away from me, I published later than usual ... but the Sunset Collages & Haiku shared last night are worth a look, so be sure to check out the next post too ... after leaving me a comment here.

When time permits, you might also enjoy ...
Additional Thoughts for Today
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." Les Brown

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot

"Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. Adolph Monod

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7 comments:

Karen said...

What a great post--it's far too easy to just sleepwalk through life, and to believe that the mundane stuff is the point of it...

As you may remember, I had quite the breakthrough at the Writer's Spa about this--and I've been working at that ever since! (Constantly thinking of my tattoo!)

I'm also realizing more and more that I'm squandering my writing talents--there are a lot of stories in me--maybe people would want to read them, maybe not--but I believe it's my duty to get them out there.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I've asked this question. Not exactly like this, but similar. Very good post. I love your positive attitude.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Momisodes said...

A poignant post. It is indeed an arduous task. One that I am still pursuing :)

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Definitely a difficult question to ask some days, but important. Thanks for making me think.

lisaschaos said...

This is a great post but I have difficulty coming up with long term answers each time I do this so I make short ones. :) Then I reevaluate from time to time.

Brian Johnson said...

thx for sharing!!!

with appreciation and love and living on purpose,

-bri

Joyce said...

Hello, dear Storyteller.

I suppose a similar sentiment is 'If you aim for nothing, you'll hit it.'

As always, I'm lovin' those quotes. :)