One of the things I enjoy most is watching someone doing what they love. When a friend, loved one or even a total stranger finds their groove in life, it just lights something up on the inside of me. I’ve had countless conversations with people, both young and older, about purpose, callings and passions, and one question always seems to come up, “How do I find my passion?” I answer that question with a question.
If you were independently wealthy and never needed to work for money another day in your life, what would you do?
Paying our bills, having health insurance and saving for the future are generally the reasons that keep us in whatever career we’re in now, whether we really enjoy our work or not. I’ve always wondered just how differently life would be if all those needs were taken care of and you could truly do what you wanted to.
So, what would you do if money wasn’t an object? Think about it and watch this video. I must add that I thoroughly enjoy Susan Isaacs and her book Angry Conversations with God. Here she shares about how to find one’s calling and what it feels like when you do.
A Quote to Live By "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau
Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God lay the adventure out before you.
People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less fortunate.
When most people hear the word art, they
The Problem with Pain I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, “How do I deal with the pain?”
The problem with pain
Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns
We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first gained notoriety by an appearance on the Oprah show, and
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