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House Rules: The only rules are Paradox, Humor, and Change.
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Touches on many of the points mentioned in StormyKat's Training Journal on the topic.

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Yes! I thought so too. :D

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Here's a youtube / website about "How to Change the World and Live your Purpose"

>> How to Change the World & Live Your Purpose <<

If you ever feel like you’re meant for more in this life but you doubt that one person can make a difference -- you might be needing a little Jedi kick in the backside.
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Best phrase from the video interview -- “Not tomorrow, not ‘some day’ but NOW.”
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Well I was not expecting to find myself mentioned here. Lol But yes. It is a good article for me and many things that have been discussed ad nauseam. Yet, I still have a hard time with them.

When people feel like they have no sense of direction, no purpose in their life, it’s because they don’t know what’s important to them, they don’t know what their values are. I feel like I have to disagree with this one a little. I know what my values are, I know what's important to me. I also know that it was consuming my life in a negative way. Volunteer work, rescue work, all the hours and the stress and the tears, were destroying any other sort of life I had. And volunteering with so many different organizations, trying to be involved in causes other than animal rescue on the side was enough to drive me to breaking. I know my values are....or maybe I just think I do....

Ok even more heavy things to think about now...
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It is great that you DO know your purpose/what's important to you.

It is also IMPERATIVE to have balance.

"Passion, yet Serenity".

We've touched on this over in the Creed forum and lesson responses from many. It is one thing to 'have a passion' about someone / about doing some 'thing' / working on a 'cause'. But as you yourself note, pushing that passion until it overrides the rest of "having a real life" can be detrimental TO having a life.

HAVE a passion or purpose but do not let it blind you to having a real life.

The old "Stop and smell the roses".
(Which means, depending on the time of year, you might be smelling some of the manure/composting that helps to make those roses grow and blossom. And yet, even THAT smelly option is a 'good thing' when looking at the entire cycle of Nature (and roses)).
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Thanks for that reminder.

I read this right after a difficult conversation and thought perhaps I had to rethink my values. Maybe I still do, or, maybe, I just need to find the balance in life. I certainly have never been good at the whole self care business.
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