One of our main goals in life is understanding why we are here on the earth. It is only through this revelation that we can have a deep, personal understanding of the “port” and “destiny” we are heading toward, that is ours to claim. That “revelation” begins through self-knowledge, deep self-awareness and a yearning to use your skills, intelligence, imagination and spirit to guide you along your journey to be all you can be.
The ultimate revelation that life can give you, is that you are here for a reason. You are here to discover who you are, what you are here for, who you are to love, and what you are to do and be in life. This is the fundamental concept I explore in my book “Finding the Port that has Your Name”
There was a time before man had invented artificial light, when people sat under the stars and looked toward the grandeur of heaven and pondered about the meaning of their lives. Today most of us have little time to sit by a campfire at night and ponder the meaning of why we are here and earth. We are too busy being busy, and sometimes we forget to ask the essential question that life poses to all of us. Who are we, why are we here, who are we supposed to love and what are we supposed to be doing with our life? And who are we ultimately accountable to? Those are the big questions. And those same questions are being asked today. Each of us, if we are “awake in our lives” will to seek to answers these questions for ourselves.
Over 2500 years ago, the Chinese philosopher Confucius in the east and the ancient Greek philosophers Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and many others in the west had developed similar conclusions about what constituted a meaningful life, a life that was introspective and lived and acted out of its deepest core. Both the ancient Greeks and the Apostle Paul in the New Testament used the term “Sophrosune”’ to describe the virtue of a person who knew his or her calling and lived out his or her life with wisdom and self-discipline. Despite being tossed about by the rough seas of life, such people had found the port that had their name. They believed it was the ultimate value to seek and find your destiny and know why you were here on this earth.
How each of us answers this question, consciously or unconsciously, will determine the life we