What is our purpose? I have come to know it is to realize who we are and from that place of knowing, to serve those who still struggle.
What about you? Have you come to know this as well? Have you awoken to this understanding, this basic and simple knowing, that we are here to ‘know thyself’ and to serve?
It wasn’t until I finished what I know to be grueling, personal and spiritual work that I realized this simple knowing for myself. For the past 13 years I have delved into the dark and the light corners of my soul to try and figure out who I am and why I am here. The deeper I went the more I saw who I am not, but was pretending to be and who I would become if I did not change. The same for what I am here to do, the deeper I went the more I saw what I am not here to do, but was doing and would continue to do if I did not change. This awareness is what began my transformation and brings me to where I am today where I sense the 13 years of grueiling personal inner work is behind me and now there is but one thing left for me to do and that is to serve. No more was this period of growth just about me, but it was about being a force in the world for the change I had personlly underwent.
There is a freedom even an excitement I feel that I have done the work and that I can now serve without another agenda, such as being liked, being admired, or to do so in order to distract and disuade myself from my own problems. Now there is nothing standing in my way to being totally present with another, all that is needed is opportunity.
When we get to this place of service, which is inherent in us all, we have to be willing to want the opportunity to show up, to open ourselves up to it and when we do, we will receive it.