I uncovered this realization as I continue my study of Purpose. There was a time in my life when I did not know myself very well, and I didn’t dare to stop and find out, afraid what I might discover. As for Purpose, that was a far distant hill too abstract to even consider.
My journey began with self-discovery. Sure, there were things I saw about myself that I didn’t like. But, with help from coaches, counselors, and friends, I also learned that I could make different choices and change the things about me that I didn’t like.
I realized many of my choices and actions (or inaction) were based on the fear of disapproval and judgment.
As I got still and became mindful of who I am and who I want to be, and realized my power to always choose, I felt from within this steady-strong self-love, always rooting for me, encouraging, and guiding me; if I would only listen.
I also felt this wonderful positive connection with each thing and all things–my part in them, and their part in me. A togetherness and Wholeness that filled my heart.
The moments when I ground and connect with this ever-present love within, I feel true peace.