What is life all about ?
Why are we here ?
This is for the young and adults too.

We may ask ourselves these questions maybe
once or twice a year, maybe more. What if I was to suggest to you, that you are here for a
very important reason.
Each and every one of us has a unique purpose.
The problem is that so many of us don't know what that is.
However, it is easy to see that there are many people around us who certainly know what they are doing,  and you could also say are very clear in their own mind about what they are here for.
It's as if they have been given a specific task to do and then they carry it out to the very best of their ability,  without any doubt whatsoever.
They are quite simply following their Passion.
When someone is passionate about something, it is because they are driven and motivated by absolute belief in their chosen path.
They maybe a singer, a writer, an architect, a campaigner or a lawyer.
What they do isn't important, what is important is that they are passionate and have self belief.
The problem that many people suffer from,  is that they haven't found what it is they are passionate about.
They are disconnected from their heart.
What I would like to discuss with you today is how you can reconnect with your heart and find your passion.
There can also be a misconception that whatever we really want to do in life, should also be providing us with an income.
This of course can become a reality but, what I would like you to think about is that the financial aspect isn't important to begin with.
What is important is that you find that within you which is your passion.
Or the fire in your belly.
Of course we all need to make money somehow. But my recommendation is that you choose not to allow money to interfere with your passion.
Earn what you need to be comfortable but, give yourself as much free time as you possibly can. In other words if you can earn enough just by working say 3 days a week then that will be perfect.
Time for you is so much more important than money or anything else, especially material possessions.
What I am suggesting is that you invest in yourself.
Not money, but time.
Create as much time for yourself as you can, in order to explore and discover your passion.
Let's imagine that you are a painter.
All I ask is that you give yourself as many days a week  or afternoons, to sit and paint. 
And please don't think about what is more likely to sell.
Paint what your heart is telling you to paint.
You are so much more likely to succeed as a painter and sell your work, if you paint from your heart.
The trick is very much not to think about selling,  because that will affect how and what you paint.
The same concept applies to almost any path you may choose to go down.
This concept is quite straightforward when you already know what you are passionate about.
It is then just a matter of creating the space in your life to allow your passion to flow.
What is more challenging is when you are not aware of what it is you really want to do. This is very common.
The reason this happens is that for whatever reason quite early on in our lives,  we are put off following our passion. This maybe due to an offhand negative comment made by a teacher or a parent. Or we may have been told that we could never make a living from it, and so been put off for that reason.
I believe we all have a unique calling. All we need do is ask ourselves, perhaps for the very first time what we truly would like to be doing.
So either you know what you want to be doing and simply aren't creating enough time for yourself to follow your dream.
Or you have no idea,  and therefore are just drifting along from day to day.
Either way it is about creating more space in your life to allow your true calling to arise.
Money is of course always an issue in anyone's life.
But actually money doesn't help you when it comes to matters of the heart.
You didn't fall in love with someone for financial reasons. At least I hope you didn't. 
You won't love one movie more than an other because it had a bigger budget.
Money is necessary for some things but, time is essential for everything.
Time is all we have, and we must use it wisely.
All I ask is that you create time for yourself.
Give yourself the love and respect that you deserve.
Don't allow your time to get eaten away, by unnecessary stuff.
The most important use of your time, is to listen to your heart and to follow your heart.
Find your passion.
Follow your passion.
That is what life is all about.
That is why you are here.
As you were perhaps inspired by someone's passion,
you too could inspire passion in another.
Published: Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:14

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Thich Nhat Hanh 

Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. 
It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body into harmony while we wash the dishes, drive the car or take our morning shower.

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