Living & Fulfilling Our Mission & Purpose

I hope I am living up to that truly,” a dear friend texted me back after I sent her this quote by Gangaji that came through my Facebook news feed,

You cannot be happy unless you are serving the truth of your being, however that service looks.

You are,” I reiterated to my friend with whom I had lunch a couple of days prior. She sure is living up to her mission. I know that despite her belief to the contrary.

We were at the local weekend organic farmers’ market. Our conversation veered towards how we’re both so inspired by the remarkable work of well-known Filipino environmentalist Gina Lopez.

My friend’s current dilemma is whether or not she is living on purpose and fulfilling her mission. She’s been questioning it. Doubting it.

She has a full-time job that doesn’t give her a deep sense of joy or fulfillment except to help pay the bills. She’s a devoted wife. A loving and dedicated mother to her two kids, one of whom is an indigo. Add to this, she’s a dutiful daughter.

My friend is an artist by heart. She used to be the lead vocalist in a band that split up less than a year ago after playing soulful music for a decade.

She’s feeling frustrated that she’s not able to express her artistry as much as she’d like to — especially having already a full plate with her duties and responsibilities as wife, mother, daughter.

If my dilemma is with my living situation and why I’m not residing at the seaside, my friend’s is that of not living to her full potential.

Or so she thinks.

She likes to do and live as Gina does — living and fulfilling her mission, truly and fully.

Which brings me to…..

How does that look like really? To live and fulfill our mission in the truest and fullest sense? How can we tell? How can it be ‘measured?’ And must it even be measured?

Some things in Life are just priceless and immeasurable. In fact, it is those that truly matter that cannot — and mustn’t — be quantified.

I believe that we all are doing as Gina does — living our mission — wherever we may be on our journey. No matter how grandiose or minuscule — seemingly — our deeds, projects or contributions are.

And so goes again that false and highly misleading teaching, one that’s deeply embedded in humanity’s consciousness that “more is better” —  which isn’t.

I believe that whatever it is that’s preoccupying us IS the purpose. The mission. At that given moment or phase in our journey. Given the circumstances in our lives. Given whatever capacities and skills we’re making use of in dealing with those circumstances.

Is there only one purpose or mission for every individual for the duration of one lifetime? And is our task to define and fulfill that sole purpose or mission? Can we have multiple missions? Can our purpose change?

Essence vis-a-vis Form of the Purpose or Mission

I believe we need to differentiate between the ESSENCE and the FORM of our purpose or mission.

I believe the ESSENCE remains the same. The ESSENCE being the full expression of our Divinity.

I believe it is the FORM that changes. It might change as the circumstances in our lives change. The FORM might change as our Soul grows and evolves. The FORM being the labels. The roles.

I think we are so caught up with the FORM — what we must be ‘doing,’ that we must live our lives a certain way, following a cut-out structure or formula. When what’s preoccupying us doesn’t satisfy the society-defined expectation and society-dictated blueprint, we’re quick to berate ourselves, believing that we’re not contributing or serving enough.

But is there a structure to follow? Is there such a thing as a formula that guarantees that we’re on track with our mission?

I don’t believe there is.

We’ve been conditioned, though, to believe that there is.

And that’s the mechanistic view. The Newtonian paradigm that led us to believe that we can operate and live like machines.

Except that, we’re not.

We’re not machines.

We cannot put in a box how to express ourselves. When we categorize our Self-expression, we limit the possibilities and stifle our potentialities.

Unique Experiences, Expressions & Contributions

We are each having our unique experiences as Life’s Mystery unfolds.

In each of those experiences, we are each having our unique expression of the Divine that is within us.

And it is through each of those expressions of the Divine Within that we are making our unique contribution to the Ascension of Humanity and the Planet. This, as we make full use of whatever talents and gifts we possess.

I believe that whatever label or role we’re playing, for as long as in each moment that we carry out that role, we consciously and mindfully allow the Divine to be expressed through us, through that role, that form, then we most certainly are contributing to the world. We are fulfilling our mission and breathing life to our purpose.

Our role is the form; How we carry out that role is the essence.

And what matters more than the role is the essence — how we express ourselves through our roles. That, I believe, is our contribution to the world.

Just like the role that my friend was playing at the time when I texted her that Gangaji quote.

Despite my friend’s frustration that she’s not able to allow the full expression of her creativity leaving her with the feeling that she’s not fulfilling her purpose and mission and not serving or contributing enough, in my opinion, my friend is very much living on purpose and carrying out her mission — a most important task, in fact.

On Monday morning, my friend was accompanying her son to school when she received my text message containing that Gangaji quote. She was waiting for him to finish his entrance examinations for first grade.

My friend was being that loving and supportive mother to her son. Her being there, her most Loving Presence, the energy that she’s putting out, and the space that she’s holding out for him is helping set the foundation upon which her son is to build his character.

Now, tell me. How less purposeful or mission-less can such a deed be? How less significant can such a role be?

You cannot be happy unless you are serving the truth of your being, however that service looks.

Yes, I can so relate to and appreciate my friend’s frustration of not being able to allow her creative juices to flow through.

But I sure believe that my friend is serving the truth of her being as she is being of service to her son — a gift that no other than a loving mother can offer and fulfill. A role that my friend joyfully and effectively fulfills.

What is your definition of life purpose and mission? How are you living on purpose and carrying out your mission?

❤ ⭐ 😀 ⭐ ❤

Copyright © 2011-2016 Nadine Marie V. Niguidula, M.A. and Aligning With Truth


About NadineMarie (Aligning With Truth)

I find much joy & fulfillment in sharing my experiences & insights through writing & blogging. I created the site, ALIGNING WITH TRUTH as a virtual center for healing where I share my thoughts & reflections, as well as the tools & resources that are helping me as I move along the path of awakening & coming home to the Self. As I live in joy & align with Truth, I AM shining my Light which is how I contribute to the planetary & humanity ascension. Brightest & Magical Blessings!!! Om Shanti. Namaste...💗💖💜Nadine Marie💜💖💗
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7 Responses to Living & Fulfilling Our Mission & Purpose

  1. J. says:

    Oh, I SO agree with you on this post, NadineMarie! I wish I could reach out to your friend and encourage her as well….being a good mother IS her “purpose” at this time! We all go through seasons, and with those seasons, the expression of our divine service changes. How blessed she is to have a friend like you to remind her. I understand what she means…how she feels…I’ve been there myself more times than I’d like to remember. But really, what is in front of us TODAY is all the ‘service’ we really need to be thinking about….And each season comes with it’s own lessons, its’ own gifts…and being a mother of small children – well, that is a temporary situation because children grow and grow up and grow out of our homes. 🙂

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  2. Great article Nadine Marie, and right on point for me.


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  4. Leslie says:

    Youʻve hit me like a ton of bricks hete, but wait – this is awesome!
    Being of service is our duty as humans and if the service is centered on the growth of others then most certainly this world will be a better place.

    Shine on! The light of the full moon has my backyard lit up like mid-day, but it pales compared to your light.
    Your wisdom and compassion are a bouy in high seas as well as a sail for a gentle breeze.

    Blessed be

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    • And your kind and loving words are brightening me up as well, thank you! 🙂

      Oh….Mother Moon….isn’t She gorgeous? I have been moonbathing the past couple of nights and am so loving it!!! ❤

      Brightest of Blessings to you Leslie! 😀


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