You have purpose. Your life is meaningful. You were created to be here at this time in history for a reason. You are a miracle. You are a living inspiration. You are a created wonder of the world. You are beautifully and wonderfully made.
I purchased a new Campanula Plant, a.k.a. the Blue Bell, the other day. As I wandered around the nursery the Blue Bell in particular caught my eye. As I looked at it I remembered it did something special, something I was interested in, but I couldn’t put my finger on it exactly. So I picked one out, one that needed some extra nurturing, and brought it home.
And after a web search, I remembered: the Blue Bell attracts Hummingbirds. It creates the nectar inside its flower that the Hummingbird enjoys. The Blue Bell has purpose. It was created for its beauty, but also as a source of food for the survival of the Hummingbird. I’d Love to see a hummingbird visit my yard. How amazing would that be?!
It is profoundly interesting how the created natural world teaches us about ourselves. The earth and all that dwells in it and from it, has purpose. Each living creature and organism, has a purpose. They create balance in the world that allows for our earth to survive; as well as, provide resources for our survival.
If you take this image of the Blue Bell, as being created to provide balance in the ecosystem, and apply this to your own life, you too can begin to understand how you provide balance in the created world.
Sometimes we look too hard to discover what our purpose is. Sometimes we try to fill ourselves with words, and activities that we hope will give us some some idea of why we are here. By doing these things we often get in the way of ourselves: We are trying so hard, that we forget how to just be-How to just be YOU. Exactly as you are.
- I invite you to take a step back and try not to worry about what you are supposed to do with your life, or to know exactly what your purpose is.
- Instead try to just go about your day and live, being nothing more and nothing less than just who you are. And as you go about your day, take notice of how you co-exist with the earth, its creatures and other people you meet along your way.
- Affirm yourself and tell yourself that your life makes a difference and that YOU are alive because the world needs you…somehow every day your life, YOU make the world around you no matter how big or small a better place to live because YOU are ALIVE.
Remember by just being YOU, you already have transformed life, and have purpose just as YOU are.
Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
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22 thoughts on “You Have Purpose Just as You Are”
This is beautiful Erin!! Thank you sharing ♥
I am touched that it resonates with you. I hope you are doing well. Blessings, Erin
Beautiful, wise advise – as usual. Love and light, S
Love and light to you too, Sloan. I hope your day is wonderful. Blessings, Erin
Utterly breath taking! Yes, i believe this as well. We all have a purpose in live. At times, we might not know what it is, but we know it.
Thank you, Anthony. I hope your day is wonderful 🙂
This is very timely — in response to my constant queries about being of worth my therapist always tells me, “Sometimes just being is enough.” You can hear it and then you have to believe it! Reblogging this and sharing on FB.
Thank you for your supportive ways. I too work on “just being is enough” as well; Well said. I hope you are enjoying the summer and the wonders of life around you. Blessings always, Erin
When I posted this on my facebook ALOT of my friends loved it and shared it. The message really resonated with the women folk in my life. Thank you for posting it. A ripple that becomes a wave 😉
Oh, I am so happy to hear that it has resonated with so many. Thank you so very much for sharing. We certainly need to support one another on this journey of life. I hope you are well…I just sat with your beautiful artwork. Blessings to you my friend, Erin
Thank you for the lovely article! I have passed this on.
You are welcome, Jamie. I am touched that you have found it meaningful. Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
Thank you Erin…I happened upon this site via a comment you made on a blog I follow. I especially like the last 3 bullets of your piece on not getting too wrapped up in purpose and learning to be who you are. I have struggled mightily with this, and still do. Many of my blog posts http://www.servingothersblog.com try to get at or around this issue. Thanks for the insight and I look forward to following Bella bleue…Jonathan
Hi Jonathan 🙂 Thank you for your supportive and honest comments. Finding purpose is something I struggle with too, which is why I enjoy writing about it. I haven’t had a chance to check out your writing, but will be over soon. I hope your new journey goes well. What I found to be most helpful is to write about things that matter to you in some way, look for others who are passionate about what you are interested in…comment, as well as Tag your writing so that it comes up for the people who you are writing for…so they find you. Best of luck and blessings on your new found journey, Erin, Bella Bleue
Thanks so much for the comments and encouragement Erin. And blessings to you….
Thank you for introducing me to this plant Erin…I’ve been doing a lot of gardening and attracting hummingbirds would be amazing…also pondering my purpose…that is certainly something that I’m struggling with as my youngest daughter just graduated
from college and will be moving to Washington DC in September….so this helps…what could be easier than just being myself….hmmmm…:-)
How wonderful that you enjoy plants too! It is amazing how life continues to invite us to discover our purpose…over and over. It’s never complete…we are always growing in some way aren’t we?! So that is a reason, why I need to pause and remember that by allowing myself to be naturally who I am…i.e., myself, somehow I will continue to understand my purpose. I became a stay-at-home mom after post-grad work, and 6 years of full-time work, and have really had to learn to let things be and to trust in this path I am on…maybe somewhat like for you when you and your daughter make your transitions. I am enjoying your work, and your words–so fabulous! 🙂 Thank you and blessings always, Erin
Beautiful thoughts, beautiful flowers. Your gentle inspiration is a Godsend, Erin. Thank you. ~ Lily
Thank you, Lily. I hope life is being gentle with you right now. I missed you while you were away for a bit. I hope whatever it was that you needed during that time you were able to receive. Blessings always, Erin
I really like your advises especially on life purpose and we are alive because the world needs us… somehow everyday in our lives.
Keep sharing your wisdom Erin.
Thank you, Patricia! I am honored my message resonated with you. I hope you are blessed each and every day with a life that nourishes your mind, body and spirit. It seems you already have found much joy! Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue