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  1. Vishnu
    September 28, 2013 @ 11:50 pm

    Great question you started off this post with Li-ling based on the linkedin question. I’m not sure what my answer would be. I think I agree with you in that passion is what pursued after you’ve found your purpose. But I also think that you’ll get clues about your purpose when you find activities which you are passionate about. This sounds like a chicken and the egg question:)

    Trust and serving, as you mention are both important. One has to trust the process to their purpose. So often I felt like I needed an answer but I’ve since realized that the journey towards my purpose is my purpose! The ultimate purpose isn’t as important as the growth, insights and reflections on the way there. I’m now more open to my purpose changing and even going in a different direction.

    Serving is also an important question. Lessons learned when serving others has brought me closer to the purpose.

    Finally, I think patience and allowing our lives to reveal our purpose to us is needed. As you say, accept and revel in our lives right now. Letting go and simply being. I don’t need to know my purpose – I can just keep moving forward listening to my heart, my intuition and continuing to serve. The path to my purpose has gotten all the more clearer over the last few months/last couple years. I’m grateful for the journey that I’ve taken to get there as well.

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    • Li-ling
      September 29, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

      Vishnu, as always your comments and observations are so valuable. In the first instance, it does seem like a chicken and egg question, but thinking it through a bit more, I like to believe that each individual’s answer probably has more to do with ‘where’ they are in life when this question is posed. Presumably, someone with a strong sense of purpose would veer towards the passion, whereas, a soul searching for purpose would probably think that, that is most important.

      There is a lot to be said for accepting the journey as the purpose, there’s a lot of letting go in being able to do that – Wow!

      I love the idea that we are here to not just live with purpose, but to enjoy and revel as you say in the journey. One more thing that struck me, which I am now inspired to write about, is how important and amazing it is to be able to ‘choose again’.

      Thank you for sharing Vishnu.

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  2. Piece of Art
    October 1, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    Great thoughts, so many are conditioned to regular routines, and influences of a programmed “reality”- way of living.. they hardly get to truly live.. that hamster wheel is indeed crowded.. and that was a deep coincidence you have.. higher power connecting.. thanks and i will today set a focus of Purpose.. and Passion ( nice website by the way )

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    • Li-ling
      October 2, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

      Thank you for visiting and sharing your thoughts! It was indeed a very deep life experience that caused us to re-evaluate our lives. I’m so happy to hear that it touched and helped you today. Much love and blessings your way…

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