love, life, and the pursuit of liberation
Yesterday I was supposed to use my Day 3 and 4 exercises to complete my personal mission statement. I’ve been putting this off, and I’m not quite sure why. Maybe it’s because I perceive it’s going to be hard. I wonder if that’s the root cause of my procrastination, fear that the task will be too monumental, so I don’t even attempt parts.
As I write this, I have flashes of all the I procrastinate doing because I fear that it’s too hard or that I won’t complete it correctly or thoroughly so that I’m not content with even trying to do pieces. I’m afraid of failure will hold up a mirror of inadequacy so I choose to avoid.
I wonder why or when I started that belief. I consciously remember having it when I started prep school in the 7th grade but I know it started before then. Something to think about. In the meantime, let me at least try to write this mission statement.
I value peace, love, and Spirit- the Spirit of Divine and how it manifests through me. I believe that by honoring God, there is freedom and power. I aim to use my Divine connection to align my life with one that reflects my values, instead of one driven by fear and avoidance. I aim to participate in daily spiritual practice so that reconcile the love within, as well as empower other women to do the same. I aim to lead a life in which I show gratitude an support without judgement. I aim improve the relationship with my family of origin, as well as create a safe haven of serenity for my family of choice where every member is met with love and appreciation and where their health (physical, mental, and spiritual) and confidence in Self is deepened.
And so it is.