Feeding the Soul by Finding My Life's Mission

My adolescent soul was hungry for belonging and acceptance.  As I matured, I felt the longing for meaning and purpose becoming stronger…and with that came a deep dissatisfaction with what I saw around me.  The world that I experienced was in sad shape, and I believe it may be in worse shape now.  I became hungry for a path, a direction, a way to make a difference in the suffering that was happening everywhere, and still is.  As I navigated that path through young adulthood, life became increasingly about emotional and physical survival, and the deeper questions about how I could be of service to the world were buried under layers of issues that surfaced during those years.  Now, many years later, the questions that formed when I was still in my teens:  how to follow the path of my life’s mission, how to unearth the urgent longings of my soul are still with me, and becoming my life’s focus.  I am noticing that I am not the only one attempting to clear the brush away from this path so that we can find the ancient sign posts that have been posted by our guides and ancestors…There is work to be done, and it is in the doing of this work that we will finaly find the food that our Souls have been yearning for.. The search for the work that is mine to do has carried me through the past decade, and one thing I have learned about myself is that : the many different facets of my Self have different ideas about this path that I am searching for and the challenge is to find a way to focus these energies upon one task….

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  1. Cheryl Yabuta Yee
    Cheryl Yabuta Yee says:

    What a lovely article, spoken from the heart with complete openness and honesty. I have felt the same. But this I know, when I am doing work that completely fills my soul with an unbounding joy, I know I’m home. The God part that resides in the ancient part of me is expressing itself. This is Bliss. I know this is where I’m suppose to be at that particular moment. By current trade, I am a music teacher and singer. Working with my students, or singing with a band gives me such an indescribable joy. It’s the synthesis of many souls individual jobs but put together makes music or learning. I’d say a prayer of thanks between sets on a gig or after a students lesson. For I feel the time was so well spent and very satisfying. The time just flies by and I am one with all. It also happens when I’m painting or woodworking, making something with my hands. And I am forever grateful for those times, for what I know is truly a gift, an expression of love. Of course this is one facet of my human experience. This deep seated contentment is balanced with struggles in other areas of my life. But as far as those struggles are concerned, I know they are only chapters in my human experience. Chapters whose purpose is for the evolution of my souls growth. There are times I have to remind myself that this too (sad feelings or pain) shall pass. And it helps knowing that I have the support of physical and non-physical souls. So I am grateful and very thankful for all my experiences.

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