Gift from Your Child-Self
Wondering about your true passion and life-purpose? Each one of us has a true inner guide who knew our answers all along. After all, the blueprint for passion is set early for most of us. That blueprint shows up where we felt our greatest sense of belonging as children–in the natural world, with books, music, dressing up, building things, organizing tree house clubs, or finding new and dangerous adventures.
Find out what your own inner child has to tell you about your soulís true purpose, here:
Here are some examples:
The authorís sister was forever in the creek behind their house. Only in mud and plants, with frogs and snakes for company, was she completely at home. Today she has found her passion as a wetlands ecologist–not such a far cry from her play in their childhood creek.
Another friend enjoyed her greatest moments of belonging while listening to her grandmother tell stories. It was the deep listening that totally engaged her. Today she is a talented therapist healing people through her gift of listening deeply to their stories.
What were you passionate about early in your story? What was your original joy? At the deepest level, our passion is in close relationship with what is essential in life. Ironically, finding and living your passion have a close relationship with the questions you will ask at the end of your life: Did I love well? How have I touched the people at work, at home, and in my community? Have I given my best? Who, what, and how you love is inextricably bound to your passion.
Adapted from Enlightened Power, edited by Linda Coughlin, Ellen Wingard, and Keith Hollihan (Jossey-Bass, 2005).