Continuing with Principle #2 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Be clear why you are here”, I set the intention to ponder the question “What’s My Why?” — in general and with everything I do. He states: “Without purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you. You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder only to find out you had it leaning up against the wrong wall.”
I’d say overall my “Why” is because I want to expand, learn new things that pique my interest (make my heart sing), and I want to excel to the best of my abilities…to strive for excellence. For instance, decades ago, I ran for public office (County Commissioner) because the lack of transparency and access to information frustrate me greatly. I ran on the platform of making information more accessible (my “why”). I lost. However, because of my software engineering background the county hired me to create this new thing (at the time) for them called a web site. Five years later I won an award of excellence for our county’s web site (for counties under 100,000 people). I fulfilled my why: I made the county’s information easily accessible.
So what’s my “why” now? I still want to make information accessible and I still want to expand and learn new things. Now I’ve refined it to all things mandala, creativity, and all things beyond just our 3D world. The yellow, orange, and red sections represent for me being grounded on this earthly plane using creativity and the will to grow. The “square” colors represent the chakra (energy center) colors in alignment. The pink and turquoise are higher vibration colors allowing me to expand to higher realms.
How about you? What’s your why?
“Once you are clear— Jack Canfield
about what brings you
the greatest joy,
you will have
a major insight
into your purpose.”
I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.