Have you ever heard “You’re never too old.” I know I am for some things: No Forbes 30 Under 30 or no professional sports for me! However, age has no bearing on following the heart.
No one is ever too old to stop seeking, especially if it is seeking the positive of how to live your true Self. That never grows old. It is possible, though, to seek negatives and to live in negative vibrations of life.
Famous people die all too frequently because of negative vibrations from things like drugs, things that they seek to help them alleviate pain of some sort or another. I have often wondered How does someone with talent and ability and wealth get so unhappy? A former student — not famous — just died this weekend from a drug overdose — heroin. Prince — famous — died, too. Just the most recent.
I truly believe that the process of life is the purpose. Now, some goals attend the process, but an ultimate goal doesn’t exist — IF we are going to continue a vital, significant, fulfilling life. I think that’s what happens to celebrities or athletes sometimes. They don’t keep seeking to discover — discover more beauty and more ways to express that deepest core Self. Sometimes the expressed talents, skills, or abilities of the famous and not-so famous are only temporary ways of living true Self. The process and journey of life continues; sometimes, we do not.
We all hesitate, falter, or completely fail at times. For serious issues, wonderful, caring professionals exist to live their life purpose and help us. Other times, the answer, actually always the answer, is in our own hearts. Professionals can help guide us back to those inner solutions — the only ones that really work.
Since it is still National Poetry Month, I would like to share one of my poems that deals with this topic.
Seeking my kingdom,
Seeking my legend,
Seeking my purpose,
I journey on.
Engaging the enemy,
Engaging the challenges,
Engaging the hardship,
I journey on.
I seek not the past;
I seek not the future;
I seek not some ethereal throne.
The seeking, engaging, and journeying onward --
Now, this is my present;
This is my kingdom;
This is the living path that I choose.
Seeking provides the wealth I require;
Passion, enthusiasm driving me on;
Engaging creates a legend of hope;
Labor and love embraced daily by me;
Journeying forward allows revelation;
Vision embracing, expanding I see.
My name is Discovery, and I journey on.
Questions and Thoughts
How do I give flesh and bones to my true heart’s identity?
What is important enough for me to engage forces that oppose the expression of core Self, the enemy, sometimes the enemy being our own ego?
Seeking implies future discovery and also present occupation, which yields its own discovery. How clear is my vision that I am seeking?
What am I discovering as I engage in my heart’s journey?
What passion can enlighten me every day and energize me to joyfully and enthusiastically journey day to day?
We have to seek in order to discover. Retreating, escaping, running — whether with drugs, irrational behaviors, or any number of other things — cannot provide any true solutions nor more than illusory happiness.
When I have those stumbling, doubting, faltering times, I know that I just need to start writing. What do you need to do to get going in a positive direction? Maybe, just maybe, that has something to do with your life purpose.
Getting high, drunk, shopping excessively, etc. does not signify a positive direction. They might feel good for awhile, but the key to recognizing the positive is how you feel afterwards. Do you feel more significant or like you have done something that matters to others or expresses love to others? That might help you distinguish!
Happy trails to You!