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Sharing Your Purpose With Others

By Meilena Hauslendale

There is a time for silence and stillness that stumbles upon our awakened state of being. It is at this time we may lurk in the background and move slowly with the wind that carries us. It is through this stillness that we hear ourselves. It is through this silence that we are able to act on our own discretion and recline in our own comfort of both our physical and spiritual existence.

While we enjoy the time of stillness and isolation, we must also know that we were intended to interact with others. No gift was meant to be silenced forever. No gift was intended to be hidden from the world that it may benefit. If the person holding the gift decides to remain hidden then it is an act of selfishness for the gift is not truly theirs alone, but the universe's that appointed them to have it.

What might prevent someone from choosing to share their gift with the world could be a number of different conditions. One reason might be that it is uncomfortable for a lot of gifted and talented people to be in the spotlight where the focus is on them. What is amazing is some of the most gifted people are also the most hidden. Their gift may be an extremely extroverted talent, but on the inside there is an introvert in hiding. There are many individuals with much wisdom to offer that remain on the sidelines.

These individuals try to create a normal life for themselves where their talents might be easily overlooked or go unnoticed. In fact they may even be very successful at doing this however they will always have their gift and true nature seeded within.

These special people still benefit others from time to time with their gifts because it would be unnatural for them not to. Their focus however is limited to those who touch them in some way and actually bring their gifts to the surface. Their passion to do what it is that they do may be silenced temporarily, but it will eventually scream to them on the inside. That is when they know it is time to take action and it is time to do what they are called upon to do.

Call of duty can appear in two forms, good or the latter. It is up to the individual to decipher the difference between the two. If your calling is to perform acts of destruction either to yourself or to others then you need to reevaluate your motives and the conditions that have caused them to exist. If your calling is to perform acts of kindness to others and yourself then it is an act of truth and an act of compassion.

When you perform something that you feel good about doing, it releases you from yourself. It can free you from your discomfort and it can free you from your own loneliness or destruction. You are intended to and created for your purpose in life. If it goes unnoticed or unleashed by your hands then it creates a conflict from within. The only way to resolve this conflict is to focus on how you can use it.

Not every gift requires you to be in the public eye, but most gifts do require that you make yourself accessible to the right people. You will know the right people or situation when you stumble upon them. Some people may be your mentors, some may be your teachers, and others may be your equivalent. Pay attention to the signs that you are being shown as they are life's version of maps. You will know what steps to take and what time to take them at exactly the right moment simply by the guidance you receive.

About the Author: Inspirational Artist & Author Meilena Hauslendale's work and articles are displayed internationally. She is the founder of Silence Speaks International Artist Association and the Editor of Intrigue Magazine. Published books include, Making Your Purpose Your Business and Recognizing Unhealthy Relationships. Website:


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