Heart’s Desire – Do you know yours? Do you chase what you want out of life, or are you just getting by?
Do your daily activities line up with our Heart’s desire? Or Do your responsibilities and duty swamp them out?
So what is the mission of your life? Have you asked that question of yourself?
It can be a deep and overwhelming to think about. I prefer to think of desires and intentions, not my mission. These concepts of purpose, mission, and passion can be overwhelming to think about when life is rushing at you, instead of you sailing the ship.
See, pursuing your heart’s desire is really a much simpler concept to grasp, than say purpose or mission or legacy.
What is your Heart’s Desire? What do you want?
Is it your passion – I hope so, but it could be just something you really enjoy.
Is it your hobby – probably.
Is it top of mind – unfortunately – not likely.
Is it how you make money – could be, I hope it is, but you likely do not think about it in that context.
I mean, we are all conditioned to think a career or good paying job is the mission, but are they always aligned with your heart’s desire. No, and depending on who you talk to, how you make money can be miles away from your true Heart’s desire.
Your mission in life, this one precious life you have, is to fight like hell to pursue your Heart’s desire.
One life, just one, Why aren’t we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?
Maybe your not exactly sure what that dream is?
Maybe you are too busy to slow down and give yourself the space to dream again.
Maybe you have a dream, but do not believe it is attainable and you have placed that in the someday category.
Maybe you just do not know how to get in touch with your dream.
Maybe you have one, but just not sure what to do next.
Maybe your just too dang tired to think about it and want to watch Netflix.
The idea behind purpose or mission or dream is a feeling. The feeling you get when you are aligned with who you are at the core – not who someone expects you to be, not what society has conditioned us to believe.
Words like purpose, passion, mission are intimidating, no doubt. We believe it should be some big play on changing the world.
But have you ever thought that being yourself, your true self and pursuing your heart’s desire will change the world. Because what we need is people who are alive with their heart’s desire, not walking around hoping to get a day off from work or squeeze in a vacation with the family.
Trust me on this, most people are not pursuing their heart’s desire. Some are closer than others, but most are chasing external rewards with the assumption that it will be fulfilling and even bring meaning and purpose to their life.
Then when the disappointment and frustration set in, they wonder what happened. (Well sometimes they wonder, sometimes they keep chasing something that cannot be obtained from the external world)
I did what was expected. I did my duty.
I have a good job and my family is well taken care of, but inside, I am dying here.
I want LIFE.
Tell me your Heart’s Desire and I will tell you what you should be doing with your career, your fitness, your personal development, your relationships, your hobbies and your environment.
If you do not know your heart’s desire, then guess what, that is your first mission – Get in touch with your heart’s desire.
Here are three questions to answer that should give you some clues:
What breaks your heart?
Who inspires you?
What make you come fully alive?
And I mean Fully Alive – on fire, in the flow, filled with joy and meaning.
This is what the Truth, Hope, Adventure tour is all about – Getting in touch with your heart’s desire and providing tools, resources and motivation to move towards that end.
Some of you might be rolling your eyes and trust me, I have been there. Who has time for this stuff?
I am too far along in life to figure this out. I am just going to grind it out some more.
Well, I no longer want to grind. I no longer want to struggle. And if I am struggling, I want it in the context of pursuing my heart’s desire. Now that is a healthy struggle.
See, your heart’s desire is more than just one thing, it is about pursuing all the things in life you want. All the activities that give you life.
One more story my friend.
I have a co-worker I met a few months ago for the first time. I noticed a guitar in his office. Said he like to play a little while on the phone at night working with suppliers in Asia. Said he had played a long time ago and was trying to get back to playing some. Proceeded to tell me about his cool guitar collection at home. I could see the spark in his eyes. I could sense a desire.
A few months later I walked into his office and the guitar was gone, said he took it home, really did not have time anyway to play it. I could feel just a little bit of life leave him as he spoke.
It made me sad.
Do what gives you life and trust that is your heart’s desire.