Life is a long, testing and arduous journey about being you. You have to travel very far before you acquire the courage to be yourself. There is no meaning to a long life if it has not been about you and your true calling. Find your true purpose might sound like a cliche but there is no other cliche that you would rather embrace and pursue to the fullest.
The saddest thing about life is when you are old enough to sit back and reflect on what has been, everything is there but you are missing. The saddest feeling is having lived a life where you have been absent. It might sound crazy to say that you have lived a life but you have been missing, but there is a harsh truth to it; most people are missing in their lives. Their life is about everything except them.
Each individual is unique; you are not like someone else precisely because you were not meant to be like someone else. Finding your true identity and dedicating yourself in pursuit of that identity will never disappoint you. There is no other joy like the joy of being you. There are a thousand shades of life you can choose from, but in the end the color that reflects the nature of your heart and being is all that matters.
Well, it is not easy being you because there is a vast different between thinking about you and being you. It is very easy to think, reflect and imagine you being a certain way; everybody is doing this all the time. It doesn’t take any special skill and effort to think and dream about who you are and what you want to be. The hardest part is having the courage to walk the path you have chosen.
Courage is what separates a thinking you from the being you. This might sound too simplistic. But you will know the enormity of this difference if you observe your life more closely. Most of the time you are simply thinking about what you want to be, there is very little change happening in the direction of finding the necessary strength and courage to assert your individuality and being who you are.
There is a part of you that already knows your true purpose and calling. There is not a single day that goes by without you reflecting on this inner calling. But somehow your rational and logical mind puts it aside thinking that it is just a crazy desire. You will never be able to fulfill your purpose if you don’t let your heart triumph over your mind. The battle between the heart and the mind is the whole struggle of life.
If you let your mind win then you will be its slave forever. If you are able to conquer the fears of your mind by trusting your heart, then everything life has to offer is yours. There is a small difference between living from the mind and living from the heart; this is the difference between being you and being someone you are not. Remember, if you were meant to be someone else, you would have been!