Throughout 2013 I contemplated on the meaning of my life and my purpose here.
I’m not quite at that stage where men usually have a midlife crisis, but I suppose I choose to have my crisis now and determine the course of my journey from hereon.
Before I could do that I needed to understand how I could live on purpose, and actually what that meant for me.
I drew wisdom from a few traditions, as well as the wisdom of Yogic philosophy. Here, Sally Kempton’s wisdom proved to be invaluable.
The text below describes my dharma/my calling/my higher purpose as I understand it at this point in my life.
By day and by night I remember my Higher
I dwell in Loving thought
With each moment I greet Compassion,
In all places and times
I am present with Compassion
My gaze rests upon the horizons of Faith
I focus beyond the veil of fear with a vision of Love
With quiet confidence, I choose Joy.
I trust the sovereignty of Love to reign over my life
The depths of Gratitude anchors this vessel
I maintain balance through practicing Gratitude
I discern though Divine
I am enlightened through my wisdom, the ancient teachings and my Soul
Courage is my steady companion in action
I express myself honestly and whole-heartedly
I express my gifts with all my Heart
I offer my unique gifts in service to Love