Continuing with Principle #2 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Be clear why you are here”, I set the intention to sit with the latest draft of my mission/life purpose statement. This is what I have so far: “to use my intuitive abilities and creativity to delightfully uplift and encourage others to soar like the ones they are meant to be.” The feather-like image in the design seems to tie in nicely with the “soar” word.
The second half of that statement comes from the affirmation I received for my “Falcon Mandala”, which states: “Let me rise above my fear and soar like the one I am meant to be.” I thought about including the rise above part and realized I wanted to keep the word “fear” out of my statement.
I had to admit that “coloring” this one was a lot of fun and it gave me a chance to play with techniques I’m learning from a Udemy.com class. I’m using an iPad, Apple Pencil (1st gen), and the app “Procreate”…which I absolutely LOVE. Now that I look at it some more, it has an Egyptian feel to it which is interesting since I first became fired up about creating mandalas on a trip to Egypt back in 1999.
So how about you? Making any progress with creating your mission/life purpose statement? If you’re struggling with it, maybe start with checking in with what makes your heart sing? What do you do that uplifts you? How would you turn that into a mission statement? I like Maya’s mission statement, would that we could all adopt this one.
“My mission in life— Maya Angelou
is not merely to survive,
but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion,
some compassion, some humor,
and some style.”
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.