Are You Feeling The Call To Make A Difference? – Guest Post by Dr. Jennifer Howard

September 27, 2011 by  

(Personal Soul Language(s): AQ: Pioneer, AT: Teacher of Integrity, Tone: Dionysian)

As we come to a certain stage in our lives many of us feel the call to make a difference. We want to make a difference in the lives of our families and our communities. We feel this spiritual call to make our unique impact. What I mean is that we all were put here to sing a particular song that only we have the lyrics to. For example, I came here to live the life of Dr. Jennifer Howard, with all of my gifts and challenges and to learn and grow and become my absolute best. You came to live as (fill in your name), to give to the world all of your gifts and talents and to learn from your difficulties.

From a spiritual perspective, many texts throughout history talk about the interconnectedness of all of life and how we are all one. Very much like the ocean is all water and we are individual waves in that ocean.

Many of us make our greatest positive impact through our life’s purpose; which can be defined as our unique impact. One’s life purpose can be the source of more than one positive impact. When we are able to find our life’s purpose, embrace it, and allow ourselves to move through life doing it, we feel much more content, at peace and happy.

Some people’s impacts are not, at first glance, huge. We are not all here to be Donald Trump or Barack Obama. Some of us do things in a much more behind the scenes way which is equally as important. Somehow in society today, many folks feel like they have to be famous to make an impact, and that’s not true.

Right now I am thinking of the classic movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart. In this movie, the central character thinks he didn’t do anything in his life. He is feeling frustrated with his life because he feels like it is too small. As the movie unfolds, we see how many people’s lives he actually touched and how much of a difference he actually made in his community. He gets to see what the world would be like without him, as if he was never born.

I invite you to answer the following questions…

  1. Are you clear about what your life’s purpose is? If you are, what is it?
  2. In what ways have you expressed it in the world so far to make your positive impact?
  3. In the future, what other kinds of positive impacts would you like to create through your life’s purpose?

I look forward to my talk with Jennifer Urezzio on “The Mindful Entrepreneur: Techniques for clearing stress so your body mind and business can soar.” I hope you will join us. Make sure to grab our call handout “25 Ways to Relieve Stress” and free Achieve Your Dreams meditation here:


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