For Reflection: Before you move on to Mission #9, reflect on yesterday's mission. How was it to identify your own Comfort Zone, and discover places where fear might be holding you within it? I am not very courageous because I am comfortable with peace and facing fears is confronting your weaknesses. How did it feel to identify a fear that you felt capable of sitting with, and working toward overcoming this fear in your Stretch Zone? A stretch because I entered an unknown territory and encountered relationship challenges. Do you feel more capable and courageous to face more of your fears? Not really. Share your reflections on the Compassion Report Map!
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.” -Oscar Wilde
Our ninth mission, Agents, is to tune in to the power of our purpose.
Purpose is the experience of being truly alive. It is where our unique gifts meet unwavering clarity about why we are here on this Earth, and what we feel we were born to do.
It is the key to a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.
Yet purpose is often difficult for us to identify. In today’s world we are presented with a million choices and a million distractions, and in the midst of this cacophony we may not know where to look to find our purpose.
And if you don’t know what your purpose is yet, at whatever age you are, Agents, this is perfectly okay!
The experiencing of one’s purpose is unmistakable; there is nofeeling like it in the world. It is, as some call it, our True North, like the magnetic needle of a compass. Our personal compass does not operate with magnetism, however, but with intuition. An internal, gut feeling that will show us our direction. Our True North points the way, but it is up to us to traverse the mountains and valleys that life presents to us to achieve our goals.
Agents, each of us can learn to recognize and trust our internal True North! The path will not be easy, but it will be the most worthwhile path of all!
In the following video, Agents Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzberg will guide us through the mystery and science behind purpose.
Champions of Compassions
Tune into the Global Unity Telesummit hosted by the Shift Network for the ninth day of the 11 Days of Global Unity!
Today’s Telesummit features Audri Scott Williams around the ninth theme, Freedom!
Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. It also aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, to eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to a quality higher education.
Our mission today, Agents, is to reflect back on a time where we felt we were in alignment with our True North, and then do an action today that honors it.
Perhaps you can write a letter to your future self as a reminder of what your True North might be. You can even write a letter to your younger self, offering guidance and wisdom that you feel would have been useful to you at that age. You can spend time with an activity that you feel is aligned with your purpose, or share the experience with another. Maybe you want to write down ideas that have been calling to you for some time as the first step in acting toward them.
What we need today more than ever, Agents, are people who are awake to their purpose and are fully alive. This is undoubtedly good for our Global Village, and for the One Human Family!
As you reveal the power of purpose, remember to report your experiences on the Compassion Report Map to inspire others around the world!