How I found purpose and live in alignment with who I really am

Ariel lim
April 27, 2021

Without purpose in my life, I honestly don’t think I would be here today.

Purpose is what made me quit my high-income flight-attended job of ten years.

I was living the life of my childhood dream until it wasn’t. A shift inside me began to happen, and after ten fulfilling years as cabin crew, I decided it was time to follow my heart’s calling.

The “how” was unclear, and that scared the living daylight out of me. But my purpose helped me move from fear to courage.

Living in alignment with who you really are is truly liberating for the spirit. You wake up in the morning with a sense of purpose that supercharges your body. Ready to take on life’s challenges.

And yes, there will be days where you feel off, stuck, paralyzed by fear. So what then keeps us going? It is the remembrance of who you truly are.

I learn that purpose is about who you are, not about what you do. Because we could be doing a thousand things, yet none of it serves a purpose in our own lives.

It’s exhausting to live out of alignment with your truth. Pretending to be someone you are not. Saying yes when you actually mean no. We fear what others might think or say. We fear being judged. We fear the unknown.

Does doing what you do light a spark, a fire, a smile, a warmth, a tickle in you? Or does doing what you do feel weary, heavy, draggy and dreadful? Is your purpose in alignment with your truth?

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