“This ability to deal with a crisis or failure—when you get stunned by a blow but still process your emotions and recover quickly—is very present among successful women. They have accepted that they are imperfect and that life is challenging, and they get up and back into the flow.” – Gail McMeekin
Yes, life is challenging! But it does not mean that we can’t enjoy the ride along the way. For the past 3 weeks, I’ve been participating in a series of purpose sessions to assist me in the process of self-exploration and finding purpose in my life. The quote listed above by Gail McMeekin was inserted in the fourth purpose session entitled “Inspired Action”, and it immediately resonated with my spirit. Although life is indeed challenging, filled with ups and downs, highs and lows, good moments and sucky ones, the challenges can only strengthen you, contributing to your overall purpose in life. When I get knocked down, I can’t allow myself to stay curled up in the self-pity, intimately caressing the pain and disappointment in my life. Living in the dark places only subtracts from my ability to become inspired by the discomfort and use the lessons I’ve learned to encourage others.
I’m slowly coming to the realization that I can’t allow the muddle and jumble that sometimes makes up my life to deter me from going after my dreams and taking hold of my desires with gusto. My soul craves meaning; to have a positive, lasting impact on the world. My voice wants to be heard. No, it needs to be heard! I am now one step closer to finding pleasure in the unique ball of happiness, pain, joy, love, quirkiness – that makes me who I am. Slowly but surely, I am learning to love all of me and believe in the jewels that I have to offer the world. I know that I am not perfect, but I’ve decided that I am going to brush the dust off of my shoulders and “…get up and back into the flow”.
My whole heart