I have been spending a lot of time contemplating my life and what is next for me, since completing my doctorate. When I was in the third grade, I felt a deep desire to be a missionary to Africa. I can't really tell you why. I just felt it deep down in my heart. This desire returned again in 1995 when I met an incredible family that served as missionaries to Africa. Then once again, while the principal of Oakwood Manor in about 2009, I had a beautiful family that was called to serve in Madagascar. Why am I telling you this? I have been thinking so much about my purpose in life, and whether things in my life are aligned to what I believe is my purpose or dharma.
Being an elementary principal definitely aligns with my purpose/dharma. I believe that education is what causes us to rise above our circumstances. Being an elementary principal also affords me chances every day to show how much I love.
Singing and sharing the gift of music aligns with my purpose/dharma. There is so much healing power in music and dance. So much joy. Yes - I have been called to this, as well.
Bottom line is…my life purpose/dharma is to love, educate, empower and to spread joy. I am looking for ways to ensure that everything I do in my life aligns with this purpose. What is your purpose and how are you aligning to it?
(P.S. - I am sure Africa is in that life purpose somewhere, too. Stay tuned. :)