Until the last five days, being active on social media, expressing myself publicly is something I stayed miles away from. And writing this feels a bit like exposing myself in public – my views, personal experiences, vulnerabilities, and all that I have learnt in the last 4 decades of my life. By the way, tiny aches and pains aside, I am loving this whole process of growing up each year in wisdom, clarity, and courage to be who I am and doing work that aligns with who I am – but that’s a topic for another time!
Let me paint a quick picture for you. I had been raised with ‘be nice, keep your opinions to yourself, what would people say’ syndrome. Sharing my views, writing articles, heck even posting harmless comments on other people’s Facebook has not been my thing. Not because I don’t have something to say, but more because of the fear of ‘being seen’.
Our stories may be different, but from what I have seen every woman craves to be fearless, confident, successful, and to be much more than a wife/mother/daughter/sister. Bottom line is we all long to feel fulfilled. And this longing is exactly what drove me to overcome my fear, break through my shell, and write this first of many articles to come.
You see, life is limited. I have realized that life lived without purpose and meaning is life wasted. This laser sharp clarity and the relentless pursuit of it has been a life savior for me as what I do and who I am are in perfect alignment, which means I now dare to do things that I have never done before.
Next time you are feeling nervous, anxious, doubtful, stuck, ask yourself these questions:
What am I really afraid of?
How does what I am about to do align with who I am?
How does it align with my purpose?
What will the world miss out on if I do not overcome this fear?
It is those of us who are clear on their bigger purpose, their values, and who dare to be authentic, are the ones who experience the fulfillment we all long for. Through my own journey, I have come to realize that lack of purpose and meaning is one of the greatest causes of suffering in a woman’s life, especially when all the basic needs of life have been met.
To discover your purpose is to discover who you are and gift your magnificence to the world. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best “the purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
And if it feels like climbing Mount Everest, I can help.
You can reach me through my contact page.