Much of my work—in writing, in public speaking, in workshops and even on the radio—is about encouraging people to fulfil their unique missions in life. Michael Jackson left behind an amazing legacy of music. Heal the World is still one of my favourite songs. It continues to fire me up when I listen to it. Michael Jackson fulfilled his mission. Have you fulfilled yours?
I love the words from the back of Richard Bach’s beautiful little book, Illusions, ‘Here’s a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.’
Each of us is here for a reason and a season. With rare exceptions, we don’t know when the season is up. So there is no better time than now to reflect on whether you have completed the work you came here to do. Have you fulfilled your divine mission?
Are you living the life you deeply long for? Are you being the change you want to see in the world? In living by society’s conventions have you closed off some unique dream you might have or can you finally shed that conditioning and truly live the life you deeply long for? Does it really matter what anyone else thinks?
Have you resolved any longstanding negativity you may feel towards any other person or towards yourself? These feelings ultimately only harm you and rob you of perfect health and unlimited creative energy.
Have you fulfilled every wish you have deeply held or at least have you released any wish that is no longer relevant, without a trace of regret?
Have you contacted the loved ones—mother or father, son or daughter, sister or brother or old friend—you have taken for granted and told them how much you love them?
Have life’s knocks and tragedies closed off your heart or can you, as Oriah Mountain Dreamer so eloquently wrote, ‘..stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the moon, “Yes.”’
There are those who know and do not do. Be one who knows and does. In doing so you free up the unlimited energy of inner peace and you shine ever more brightly. And remember, such actions are in no way selfish. Your example and your shining allow and inspire others to do the same. That’s why we’re here. Go for it. Fulfil your mission and live your legacy. ‘Heal the world we live in. Save it for our children.’
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