|12-19-2006, 04:47 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Logan, UT
Meeting Needs while Living Peace
My life purpose is to bring peace to everybody. Yes, short and simple, and rather grandiose. I have the maturity to realize that it would be a very great statistical anomaly (read that as "practically impossible") for me to bring peace to each and every individual in the world, especially considering that peace is a personal choice and an act of love, not simply the lack of conflict.
The problem that I'm having, is I can't think of ways to monetize my pursuit of peace. I'm a starving college student with plenty of skills, as well as plenty of bills that add up to about 105% of my income. I feel trapped by my finances, which definitely does not lend well to a feeling of peace.
I can write computer programs, and I thoroughly enjoy PHP scripts as well as working with databases. I don't, however, have the artistic ability to make web pages or even rough templates. (This is why I'm still using the default WordPress template on my blog, despite having gone behind the scenes and tinkered a bit with the code to reduce spam.)
I do have a blog that I have begun to monetize, which is my first direct application of living my purpose, but I can't live off of $20 every 3 months. I refuse to let my blog go, because it is the best method that I have so far of spreading peace, so no matter how much money I make off of it, it will stay up. I would love advice on how to optimize it, (if it is artistic advice, please be *very* specific) without compromising the integrity of the information. I'm willing to shorten or lengthen my future posts (I'm planning on shortening them a little bit in the near future) but I refuse to post reviews of products that I haven't been able to fully test out and I completely approve of, or even stray too far off the overall topic of peace.
I'm also willing to do things around town. It is a big college town with a relatively small population, so all of the supermarket and low-entry jobs are over-saturated, but it does seem like a good place to start building a business, if I could just find a niche to build from. I don't want to stay here, though, and I will be moving a bit further south, probably to Phoenix, AZ, when I graduate.
I just feel a need to pursue my purpose, yet I don't feel like I'm making enough impact unless I can have peace within my own life, which includes meeting my basic needs. Does anybody have any suggestions?
|12-24-2006, 10:05 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I feel your pain Adam. You seem to be doing what is required. And I love your purpose, while it's not your place to force peace on everyone, I believe we can all use more peace on earth.
Maybe you are focussing on the problems or the lack, which is blocking the intentio for prosperity? It's easy to fall into that one. One I am being vigilant about myself. I can only suggest you speak in the positive, think in the positive and express gratitude for what you have. When you do that and find you thinking the negatives, I'd suggest EFT on them, there's an article on my website about this for affirmations (and intentions are pretty well an affirmation). Knock all the negative self-talk, and see what happens.
Good luck and prosperity to you!
|12-24-2006, 11:12 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
This is a bit off-topic (but possibly not), but I've always been a bit uncomfortable with the term "world peace", and generally every term that has the word "peace" in it.
So, I'd like to ask you how you would define the word "peace". (It might not be off-topic, since this clarification might help you figure out how to accomplish it. Definitions are useful like that.)
|12-24-2006, 11:36 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
What Michael said.
"Bring Peace to Everybody" is what Steve would call a General Purpose. It's a guiding light, but not very practical in itself.
You need to bring it down to a Specific Purpose ie. How you see yourself implementing that on a practical level.
You've said that peace "is a personal choice and an act of love, not simply the lack of conflict." Where do you see yourself fitting in to the creation of that?
 I only recently realised that Steve ripped these terms from the Toastmasters manuals.
|12-24-2006, 01:53 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
My personal solution to this dilemma is to achieve financial independence (FI). One of the few smart things I did when I was 22 (7 years ago) was become a finance geek. I remember thinking to myself, "no matter where I go, no matter what I do, I'm going to need money." So I saved, learned about finances, LBYM (live below your means), and adopted a non-materialistic mindset. I continue to save and invest a large percentage of my income, and will continue to do so until I reach FI, which is expected to occur in about 13 years (I'll be around 42).
A few years ago I realized that working an unfulfilling job that paid well wasn't a sustainable solution. Fortunately I was able to discover a new career which tapped into my passion and paid pretty well at the same time. If I can continue on this career path until I reach FI, I'll be all set.
However, this is obviously the 'slow and safe' route as compared to the entrepreneurial mindset which seems to dominate here. My passion does not allow me to start my own business (I'm in the military), but yours might. If you are unable to start your own business for whatever reason, you may choose to live incongruently for a while or find a career that's more closely aligned with your values while working towards financial independence. Regardless, remember this: no matter where you go, no matter what you do, you're going to need money
|12-24-2006, 04:47 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Utah, Brigham City
I went from a consciousness mind-set that I NEEDED to work at a job, meaning a place I go to earn money doing something that doesn't fulfill me, being somewhere I hate being, and wishing there was a choice I could have where I can spend my time in much more productive ways, but seeing no choice in the matter.
I went from having a job to having a life purpose: My life purpose is dedicated to having conscious thought awareness in creating, using intention to manifest the reality of self-development, the essence of growth and over all infinite potential. I will passionately shape foundations of enlightenment with inspiration to being unconditional love and finally bringing out the infinite wisdom and unlimited power from within. Developing perfect opportunities to see ones creative imagination power, designing and aligning for success to waking this world through manipulating reality on levels of not only ascending transformations across Earth, but even phenomenal results across multi-verses and multi-dimensions.
Not only having this life purpose, but knowing I can achieving it and knowing it would not even take long to accomplish.
It is in the moment when you realize living your passion is the most important purpose in life that you truly define who you really are. Life is too short to do anything that doesn't define you. We are here to live our joy and passion for the fulfillment of a wonderful and amazing life beyond the words that express the most beauty within them. We are so much more then we give ourselves credit for in this life. Can you imagine a situation in your past where everything seemed wrong and nothing was going right, where darkness rained on your life and there seemed to be no way out? Somehow you managed to pull yourself through that situation. Somehow you made the impossible possible! It is in those moment that your true infinite potential and who you really are shines through.
One month ago I decided that I am here to live out my purpose and nothing is going to stop me from doing that. I quite my 42 hour a week job and started a website dedicated to my purpose. My logic about this whole situation is that nothing can stop me even if everything turns out wrong. Even if everything I own is taken from me and I am left to live on the streets, even then I will have the ability to live my passion and be happy about it. I could still wonder into the libraries and get on the internet for free, advance and update my website that way. I can have nothing and still live my passion because my passion is something that lives within me and anything within myself can not be taken away save for by myself.
Not only did I quite my job and start living my passion, but I also set myself up to where there is no going back. To where no matter how desperate things looked or how much pressure I felt it would be extremely difficult to cope with going back. I decided to become a Polyphasic Sleeper and in doing so I would have much more time to work on my website and also even if a time came where I felt I NEEDED a job again it would take at least one-two weeks to re-adjust to being a monophasic sleeper again and in that amount of time there would be no reverting especially if I were desperate. So I set myself up for passion and only passion no matter what!
In making this choice I disappoint just about everybody I know. I want to express to you that it was the most difficult choice I have ever made in my life, but has been the most rewarding choice I have ever chosen in my life. You will disappoint many people if not all the people you know, but when they see the change within you, when they see how happy you are, how content you are even as your bills go unpaid, how you always have a smile on your face and always have such wonderful things to say about life, how all negativity seemed to disappear from your consciousness, how helping people is your main concern over all else, how you truly have a light and glow that you carry around within you, how your effect everybody’s life even theirs by just your presence alone, how they hear the peacefulness in your voice and smoothness in your actions and gracefulness in you laugh and smile. They will slowly notice these things and slowly accept your choice because if they are truly friends and loved ones then their really actions are motivated in your happiness. Once they see that you are truly happy and that nothing in life no matter how things turn out is going to change that then they will come around and once you see these things in yourself (which by the way I know from experience you will once you start living your passion completely!) then you will see that every fear you ever had was a limiting belief about yourself. In other words, we don’t fear the outer world experiences; we fear the experiences of unlimited potential within ourselves! The wonderful thing about this is that what you fear you will experience. We only fear that which we don’t understand and once we understand it then we see ourselves in it. So don’t fear what life will offer by having courage to live your passion no matter what, life can not damage you or harm you. Life can only be experienced as pain if you have attachments to the outer world of life yet everything and anything that matters is within you. Yes it looks like you need little green pieces of paper called money to survive, but I already mentioned that you have experiences that prove to yourself that you can do more then survive in the m\worse of situations. Besides the very worse thing that could ever happen to you is not surviving and do you truly believe you can not survive? Do you really believe that not surviving is the worse outcome? Some people believe even in this worse outcome is the greatest experience of ecstasy because they believe not surviving or death is an illusion.
The ironic irony and complex paradox is that you have to let go of everything in the outer world, to gain everything and anything that you will ever need and desire within yourself. You have to stop trying to control life to realize that you have the ability to control your life within yourself. You have to stop casing worldly success to see that the world of success is within you. We tend to hang onto that which we want the most and only when we let go of that which we want the most is the moment that we find we already have what we want the most. Everything outside ourselves is only a reflection of what is within ourselves. Everything outside ourselves is for the sole-purpose to look within ourselves. It is perhaps one of the most difficult things to understand, but once realized it is one of the easiest things to find.
So go live your passion and keep me up-to-date through every experience you have by clicking here and I can help you along your way! I am here for you, each and every one of you! We should never be left alone in our experiences and our experience should be shared to help others along because as a group we can perform miracles!
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