of the things that makes me most sad is to see the many,
many people in the world who have stopped looking for their
own special light. They've gotten caught up in their
work, their families, their education, their relationships,
and they've engaged some sort of autopilot, a strategy of
allowing the status quo to define who they are, rather than
trying to define themselves for themselves.
we take a job because we need money, then that job rarely is
a reflection of who we are as a person. Starting a
family is a wonderful blessing, but while our families may
reflect who we are and what we believe, it's not the family
that defines us. The only way that we can discover our
own special light is to continue to seek it, no matter what
our outer situations. And we'll find it by identifying
and exercising our own special, unique gifts.
have a great privilege and a great adventure built into your
life. They're simple, too: discover who you are
and what you can contribute in your unique ways to the
world. No one can do it for you, and you can't even do
it yourself if you're not consciously making an effort to do
what does your special light consist? Creating
beautiful pieces of art? Helping others to work
through their problems and issues? Teaching certain
skills to others? Baking the perfect chocolate chip
cookies? Showing encouragement and compassion to
others? Your privilege and adventure lie in finding
those talents and developing them, and working towards
contributing all that you can to this world of ours.
What are a couple of things that you're
really good at? Do you make these things a priority
in your life, or just hobbies?
What are you passionate about? What
do you truly love doing?
Have you explored to find the places where
your passion and talents intersect? If you can do
work that falls in that area, how strong will your
contribution to the world be?