My quest this life-time is to be love, courage, freedom, authenticity and live in the expression of my highest self. As I look back at my own life, I realize that this quest always guided my behaviour & actions both personally & professionally. The only difference that I see now is that instead of looking for these things outside, I now seek them within. This shift in perspective & thinking is profound. It just changed my world for better. I have realized that what you search for, resides in you. Or else you wouldn't be looking for this in the first place. Deep realization & self-awareness is required to even touch-base with your quest.
What you seek, must first be given. That's the rule of the Universe. Only in giving what you seek, you will create that space for receiving & quenching your thirst. Quest is a long arduous search that ignites you to walk the path that you have been chosen for. Once you know your quest, you then define your purpose, your bigger commitment, the meaning that you give to your life.
Our journey on this earth is nothing but to find ourselves and to give meaning to our existence. Our purpose is to contribute to something bigger than self, to manifest the goodness that resides in you, to keep walking the path joyously, effortlessly and connecting with the light within. We are enough, we have everything inside us. We are resourceful enough. We have the capacity to make & break, to love or be fearful, to create or destroy, to be inspired or suffer, to see beauty or get trapped in the darkness. We make the choice to walk our paths.
Life is beautiful and has so much to offer us. We get masked by our own disguise, uncertainty. We have fears that aren't acknowledged by us, we aren't even aware of these. They are embedded in our subconscious mind. All our actions, behaviours and reality is a manifestation of our inner world. We are our best judge. We know what the truth is, but many a times we run away from this truth. We fear and this fear holds us back; because of which we never bloom into the person that we truly are. We wither one day without even realizing ourselves.
I have followed, observed & read about the work of many Masters. Few qualities are common in them. They are humble, kind, empathetic, giving, passionate, their quest for life is beyond self. They never ventured out to make a difference to the world, but chose to find meaningful pursuits. They kept walking that path without faltering, without deviating despite of odds. They did it because that was their quest and they loved what they were doing. Eventually they became so good at their uniqueness that they became Masters in their field & that's how they contributed to humanity. Their contribution is not just their masterpiece, craftsmanship but their journey towards self-realization, towards realization of one's best version. They gave without keeping scores, they gave more value than what they received, they opened their arms to new ideas, new ways of learning & growing. The great scientist, Newton defined a law which says that every action has an equal & opposite reaction. What ever you give out, you get back. The speed with which you exhale also determines the speed with which you are going to inhale. This is natural & a law of the Nature, the Universe. So, what you want must first be given and only then you receive with the same velocity or even more. Life is a echo, it comes back to you. So be mindful of what you want back.
To quench your thirst in life, you must first give what you are seeking. This simple act will fill you & your being & eventually quench your search. It's never the other way around. I am glad to have understood this before it is too late. The moment I realize my quench is getting stronger, I know that I need to give more strongly that I am looking for.
"The meaning of life is to find your gift.The purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso.
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