Find your Purpose
What do motorbikes, travel and searching for your purpose have to do with each other? There is meaning but the whole point of this blog is really about passion for life! What’s yours? What is your WHY, what is your PURPOSE? Do you even need to define it? Maybe you don’t right now. We can explore that another time!
We are all on our own journey yet we are all connected. A very wise woman recently told me that I don’t need to feel humbled by others. We don’t need to put people on a pedestal because we are actually, all the same… we are connected. Some people are just a few paces ahead of us and others a few paces behind, but that doesn’t mean they are better or worse than ourselves. We are all here trying to be the best we can be and working towards our purpose.
Motorbikes have always been exciting to me. I didn”t learn to ride one until I was 40 and then, I just decided to go and buy one and also got a tattoo at the same time!! Not many people know that! I bought myself a gorgeous shiny black Suzuki Savage 650cc, single cylinder – I loved that bike and riding it gave me such a wonderful feeling of freedom. Before I decided to get my own bike I would take advantage of any possible photo opportunity sitting on someone elses… mostly Harley’s but usually always that classic looking style of bike – like in the photo – a stunning bright yellow Harley Davidson that I saw on the kerbside while I was in Key West many years ago. I have got quite a collection of similar photo’s!
Actually I must share a story. Back in 2006 when I was in Chennai, a dear friend of mine, took me on a tour around this bustling city and then South, to Mahabalipuram on his Honda 250cc… Did I have a drive – NO WAY! It was one heck of an experience riding pillion through the crazy busy streets from central Chennai down to the South. You have to actually stop for crossing holy cows and then speed around all the tuc tucs and carts and busses etc – wow – it was nuts – lol!
What is the outcome of all this fun & frivolity? – It raises energy and makes us feel awesome! What do you do to raise your vibration? We all have something right? Something that just makes us feel like anything is possible! It is when we are in that high energy space that good things happen, right! This helps us to define who we are and then our purpose begins to evolve.
Mindful Travel has the same impact on me and I find it hugely uplifting and inspiring. Very often, at around the age of 50 we get an urge for new adventures or change, many people start to feel lost and fed up with their life and start to wonder what life is all about. Some people that I know started to get this feeling way before 50. When you can recognise that feeling of being stuck and you know that you need to do something to change your situation, the opportunities begin to open up to you. Your purpose becomes clearer.
We tend to spend huge amounts of time and energy searching for that ‘what’s next’ in my life kind of thing. Very often it is just there staring us in the face, but because we have become so clogged up and consumed with fog, we just don’t see it. Getting away to a totally different country where you can find the space to clear your mind and rejuvenate the senses seriously helps you to de-frag. I returned from India in February with a renewed sense of purpose. I was on a mission to make the changes that were so needed in my own life. I wasn’t quite sure at that stage what it would be, but most importantly, I was ready and very excited about the future. Because I had taken that time out, I was able to live in the moment, rediscover myself and start to understand that previous challenges were actually a gift that allowed me to move forwards and grow in so many ways.
How are you feeling at the moment ?
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Bye for now, Chrissy 🙂