Yesterday, many of us celebrated Earth Day
and remembered our intrinsic connection to the planet
on which we depend. Before we can help the Earth, and in order to help the Earth, however, I think we need to form a deeper and more conscious connection to it by connecting to our most natural self. In order to do that, we need to ask ourselves the basic questions of, “Who am I
?” and “What is the purpose of my life?
The answers to these questions lie within your heart. Whether open or hidden, within each person’s heart lives excitement for life, love for the good of all, and oneness with nature. Inside us is the innate knowledge that everything exists as flowers blooming on one tree of life.
I believe the goal of every human life is to express the love and oneness that is their true self, found in their heart, passionately and proactively, living to improve themselves, their society, and their impact on the Earth itself. In doing this, we grow our consciousness and complete our soul’s journey. Knowing and going down this path, we naturally live in harmony
with ourselves, each other, and the Earth.
Countless people do a dance of life on this beautiful earth, and each of us has our own special way of reaching this ultimate goal of having lived a full and meaningful life. We have our own special contribution to make. To discover it, I recommend freely dancing and singing
on your own. Let your inner power and energy come out and accept it all. Feel the natural expression of your self. You will find out just how creative you are and the unique way you want to express it.
Who am I? What do I really want? What is the purpose of my life? If growth of your consciousness and completion of your soul’s evolution comes to mind without any hesitation in answer to these questions, then you’re definitely ready now to lead an authentic life. All that remains is for you to live the answer you have found.
(For more calligraphy and inspirational messages from Ilchi Lee, check out his latest book, Calligraphic Meditation for Everyday Happiness