Intend to live your life on purpose
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.
Yesterday (for the umpteenth time), I skimmed again through Dr. Wayne Dyer’s 2004 bestseller, The Power Of Intention. I came to where he shares the lovely poem above by 13th century poet, Rumi. Beneath it, to illustrate an important point about the “Intention and Infinity,” he cleverly juxtaposes it with an opposite interpretation:
You are an accident of nature.
You are subject to the laws of luck and chance.
You can be pushed around easily.
Your dreams are meaningless.
You were meant to live an ordinary life.
You have no wings.
So forget about flying and stay grounded.
When I read this, it was pretty eye-opening for me. What Dyer has done is show me the junk that I’ve been hearing off and on throughout my life… and used to believe. These are the awful stories I used to tell myself sometimes. Now that I’ve chosen to live the real truth as Rumi wrote it many centuries ago, I see the contrast of the happiness I experience today vs the half-life I lived when I was younger and blinder.
Leaving you with one more provocative thought from Dyer:
When you feel inspired, what appeared to be risky becomes a path you feel compelled to follow. The risks are gone because you’re following your bliss, which is the truth within you… inspiration is such an important part of the fulfillment of your intention to live a life on purpose.