The recent death of actor, James Gandolfini, brought a review of his interview on the show, “The Actors Studio,” in which an associate of his described Gandolfini’s work as being ‘on purpose.’ It was a very honest report of what made him such a success in his roles. It is a reminder to us all that purpose serves to make a deep impression.

Each of us embodies varying degrees of purpose with whatever action we choose to take. It is often said that actions speak louder than words. No matter how much we may admire or skillfully use words, no matter how much we intend to produce a result, the deliberate actions we take are what showcase our choices.

The choices for what we may do can be many, and they can change. Finding the right ones that fits our life may take a little work. It can be as true for breastfeeding our babies as it is for doing our gardening. Finding the kind of service that brings fulfillment is dependent upon the many choices that can make a difference in our lifetime.

The changeable truth we follow leads us to see that we, and the actions we do, are not a mistake, not a half-hearted attempt. We are all capable of living a life of deliberate purpose, where we make the kind of decisions that help others, reduce suffering, and bring noticeable joy and peace. How much do we really seek peace throughout our day and what more might we do to get there? Are we paying attention to acting out a healing and peace-filled life, or do we attach our energetic vision to the inhuman violence that continues to pervade our collective presence? Looking to the right thoughts in our mind and doing right actions in a conscious way will get us there.

There is a metaphysical connection between our unseen, spiritual thoughts and intentions, and the physical aspects of our experience. As more of us grow to realize this truth, we each hold the ability to bring changes we need. Perhaps, as each of us finds our own path to peace, deliberately, we will all enjoy the new paradigm.

Nurturing a future will require utilizing natural processes and bringing forth the best of what we have to offer. There may be important keys to our (meta)physical nature that we have either suppressed or otherwise lost along the way. It will take some adjustment for us to actively listen to our bodies and dare to utilize our assets in ways that are healthy and positive.

We often like to think that nature has given us all we need to survive. If we truly believe this, then we must develop those connections and shift our energies toward sharing our gifts in empowering ways. Each of us has the ability to control those aspects of our experience that lead to better health and well-being.

Celebrating our humanity does not have to come at the expense of violent acts. Rather, we may engender our caring, human side and bring renewal and sustainability by working with what we have. It is what nature does best, and it happens deliberately.

For our consideration. ~ Namaste ~ Blessings!

Kathy Custren is a mother of four, who strives for balance and has a deep respect for All. Interests include advocacy, the arts, communication, education, health, humanity's cosmic origins, nature, philosophy, spirituality and wellness. Visit her page "Consciousness Live" on Facebook, and her site at kathyc-mindblogger.blogspot.com.

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Comment by Bill Lee on July 23, 2014 at 9:58pm

Very powerful. Thank you, Kathy.

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