Soul’s Purpose

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting in the past few months. Some of the books touch upon the idea of a soul’s purpose. These come from a variety of authors (Wayne Dyer, Lissa Rankin, etc.) What IS our soul’s purpose? And how do we discover it? These are the questions the books delve into. Currently i am reading one by Janet Amare (thanks for the share, Vivek!). I think the Universe really wants me to figure this out! haha.. given the frequency it appears in different forms from blog posts to the inner pullings of my heart. She talks about SEMP (Spiritual, Emotional, Material, Physical), which is ironic because i saw it yesterday and wasn’t really feeling it.

Basically the books tell you to reflect and tap into your joy. From being in the Now, and being grateful, the Universe is better able to speak to us, and we can then tap into our Inner Pilot Light.

Looking back at my childhood, i can now see so many signs that the Universe has always been there. Given the frailty of my memory, the vividness of some memories really stand out to me as the Universe guiding me, speaking to me:

  • Land before Time – i remember sitting in front of the TV @ 28 Hollywood, while mom was in the kitchen, copying out the lyrics of Diana Ross’ “If We Hold On Together”; this was back in the day of VHS, so i would press play, listen, copy the few words i could catch, rewind, then play again. I’m so grateful to have this song in my memory for when i need inspiration
  • The Lord’s Prayer – i remember making a conscious effort to memorize this, even though i wasn’t religious
  • Prayer of St. Francis
  • Desiderata
  • 1 Corinthians 13
  • I started compiling my first book of quotes when i was 12 or 13.. i still remember the bright yellow notebook that i kept until the recent garage purge!

This is all interspersed with BOOKS that lit up my life:

  • Wherever you go, There you are
  • The Monk who sold his Ferrari
  • The Little Prince
  • Huis Clos
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • The Alchemist
  • The Unbearlable Lightness of Being
  • The Witch of Portebello
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
  • The Giving Tree
  • Island

What are some of your favorite books and inspiration?

Prayer of St. Francis

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.”

Diana Ross – If We Hold On Together

Don’t lose your way
With each passing day
You’ve come so far
Don’t throw it away
Live believing
Dreams are for weaving
Wonders are waiting to start
Live your story
Faith, hope and glory
Hold to the truth in your heart

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end
Valley, mountain
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
Words are swaying
Somebody is praying
Please let us come home to stay

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I

When we are out there in the dark
We’ll dream about the sun
In the dark we’ll feel the light
Warm our hearts, everyone

If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
As high as souls can fly
The clouds roll by
For you and I

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