“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”– Mark Twain
Ask yourself if you are truly happy with what you are doing. Do you look at the clock waiting to go home at the end of the day? Or do you eagerly wait until you get to go back the next morning. The answer should be the latter when you find out why you were born. I know this day will come. I don’t know when but I can’t wait to be surprised when this realization comes.
I know I have talked about overcoming obstacles and figuring out my career path in previous posts, but this quote provides more meaning for my story. I have struggled with finding what I am meant to do with my life and I think we truly can’t plan when this is going to happen. I’m still not sure if nutrition and fitness is what I was meant to do even though it is what I am currently passionate about. We could find out when we are 16, 30, or 60 but when we do have this realization, everything seems to fall into place.
It is important not to rush this and enjoy the journey. We could land our perfect job but still not know if this is what we were born to do. I haven’t experienced this yet, but I think that we find out why we were born when our job brings pure joy both to us and to the people we interact with. It reminds me of the phrase “do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” Our job should almost make us feel like we are living a dream because we never want the feelings to end.
The labyrinth provides the perfect symbolism because it represents the purposeful journey to finding our wholeness. We feel a sense of wholeness and fulfillment when our heart knows that we are doing what we were destined to do. I had never walked through a labyrinth before this but I was intrigued by the guide’s story about it’s meaning before each of the members in the group took turns and walked through in silence.