I read somewhere, and unfortunately it was a credible source (at least to me), that if you are living your purpose monetary reward will effortlessly follow.
This has been untrue for me in almost every sense of the word. My calling to be a social worker was anything but lucrative. Choosing to become a parent, well, I'm still waiting for that first pay check to arrive. Then there's my writing! Do not get me started on the amount of time I have spent not getting paid for (almost) all of it. Sure, I've had some published success but a vast majority of it has been for free.
Though this effortless monetary reward has yet to manifest I remain steadfast to my mission: writing about love, helping others mend their souls, and cultivating as much peace as possible along the way.
I am not driving this dream.
The dream drives ME.
So today I offer you a new perspective.
When a dream is real, it floats in the ether in wait. When a heart is open, it infuses this soul with an infinite well of ideas, energy, and inspiration. It lives through this individual as an indistinguishable flame that burns bright in all conditions, even setbacks. Even in the absence of money. Especially in the absence of money.
If you are doing something and would do it regardless if you get paid, this is a sure sign you have found your calling. Your purpose is independent of a paycheck. At least for now.
If you love it and you feel lit from within, then my dear, sweet, soul of a dream-maker,...you have already answered the call.
Inward & Onward
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