To Find Purpose You Have to Peel Back the Layers of Yourself.
If you are brave enough to peel back the layers, you can get to your purpose in life. Beware… Peeling the onion can produce tears too. Nothing in life worth having is always easy. It’s all about getting to the core revealing purpose and answering the call.
Just as an onion has many layers, we as people also have layers. The layers, in the form of our disposition, values, leadership and purpose produces “skin,” give shape and substance to us as people and leaders. Each layer when peeled back identifies who we are and transforms our life into a journey of self-understanding.
The main characteristics of the onion are its layers, strong and undeniable aroma, and striking taste that enhances the flavor of other foods. In most cases, the onion is commonly used to spice up the main course.
A journey of self-understanding begins at the inner layers, and then moves outward to the layer of relationships and purpose. All the while, preparing us for a flavorful, unforgettable experience.
I’ve been peeling back the layers in my life for many years now. The awareness’s I have received along the way were, and still are, very rewarding. Each layer has given me crystal clear glimpses of my purpose. Sometimes I still get in a bit of a rut, and feel stuck. I have made mistakes, had successes and forged on. As long as I am breathing, I will make more and still, during all of this “living”, I have managed to stay grateful enough to remain present to all the gifts that I have received.
Peeling the onion is a process that takes time, and patience. It doesn’t happen overnight. When coaching my business partners I am constantly reminding them to have patience. Everything is changing, all the time. Nothing stays the same…especially us. If you don’t like what’s happening be proactive, make changes and allow that change to happen. It’s enivitable. Go with the flow or be left behind.
It seems to me that impatience is a byproduct of not knowing our purpose, or having a plan. To make matters worse, you might have a plan, but truly not believe in it, that will stall your progress as well. Peeling back the onion layer of impatience you will only discover fear. Fear can be a good thing at times, it can push you to accomplish things you never thought possible, but unbridled, it can be your downfall. Especially if you are trying to run a business. Be patient, work hard, peel those layers and at the core of the peeled onion is your purpose and your heart.
How many layers have you peeled?