Tired of hearing about living on purpose?
New-age fluff is OUT
Real-talk, transparency, and speaking from the heart are IN
You might wonder where this is coming from, or maybe you don’t really care at all. Regardless, ask someone who teaches yoga for a living how it feels to hear people ramble on about mindfulness on tv or worse Facebook without an ounce of raw truth involved.
Since when is being real summed up by adding a bunch of feel-good words into a sentence. Do you feel good when you ramble on about surface level stuff? Probably not. So dive in. Dig in. Listen up. Lean in. Let’s get real by being real and I mean really talking about things that matter like yourself, your feelings, your experiences. That’s the content I’m looking for. That’s the content that’s going to shake things up.
Craving connection? Desiring intimacy? Fantasizing friendship. Let your mask go. Free yourself. Open your eyes. Expose your truth. The world needs movers and shakers, the kind that want to disrupt. Recreate. Live outside the box. The world needs you. Yes YOU.
I didn’t find myself surrounded by like-minded people creating community day in and day out without letting my guard down. I leaned in to who I am, what I think makes me unique, the experiences that hurt, and the ones that helped me grow. I’ve worn a lot of hats and they haven’t all been easy.
I’ve been the Queen Bee, and the squashed bee. I’ve been the varsity cheerleader and the alternate vying for her spot. I’ve been the girl that turns heads and heads home alone. I’m talking about the early days before I met my husband before I was shown what it means to truly love and be loved. I’ve had a photograph full of friends with whom I questioned if friendship was true. I’ve hired amazing leaders that remind me to believe in people, and commonalities, and loyalty, and I’ve also trusted naively and been burned badly. I’ve given the benefit of the doubt when doubt is what I should have given. I’ve invested energy, resources, time into people with people whose motives didn’t deserve my trust. My strengths are also my weaknesses. I love easily, I trust almost everyone, and I’m blindly optimistic. When you see me pour energy into people, friends, employees, friends of friends, I do so from a place of purity and I invest a piece of my heart. Does it always work in my favor, absolutely not. Do I have regrets, sometimes for a fleeting moment, and then I remember, it’s all a part of my journey.
So when it comes to living on purpose, I can assure you I do. My purpose might not be filled with all the checkboxes your latest self-help book includes, but it includes beating my drum to the beat of my heart. Nothing speaks truer than YOU.