What I set my heart upon?

Do you remember what you have decided your heart upon five years ago? Do you remember when was the last you have let your heart decide your destination?
Do you remember the purpose of setting your heart on?

About a year ago, I have been questioned for my purpose of life. I never thought that I have no purpose in life but yes, I was struggling to consolidate one. Only then, I have realised that ‘purpose of life’ is something many people are living without giving too much thinking into it. I know those who clearly know their ‘purpose of life’ are more likely to enact their life in that way. They will try their best to fulfill their ‘purpose of life’.

Many people asked me what I want to achieve or what I want to be known as at the end of my life. My vow to my life mentor never changed but what I want to achieve at the end of life has evolved. Instead of impacting only on a person, I have realised that I can impact more than a person. At the end of life, I want to be known as a person who have impacted and contributed to the local community. To do that, I will do my best to treasure every person in front of me.

This is what I have set my heart upon. Then, opportunities turned in. I was meeting new people, trying to talk to those who I have never connected before, and I like how I can stay true to myself instead of pretending myself.

Beware what you set your heart upon.

For it surely shall be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

After finding my true self, it was a continuous experiments on how to express myself to others. In particular, I struggled with my immediate family so did they. This is not to discourage the personal growth. We have learned that allowing others to grow will simultaneously inspire our own grow. However, because it will be beyond our known world or comfortable zone, my family had some tendency to pull me back to that comfortable zone. At the beginning of this change, I felt it was easier to go back to that comfortable zone but I was very mindful that I wasn’t happy to be there. As time passes by, I felt more uncomfortable to be in previously called comfortable zone than where I am now, happily exploring new world with my true self.

To lead a life which we are inspired and can inspire others, our hearts have to be alive;

They have to be filled with passion and enthusiasm.

To achieve that, we need the courage to live true to ourselves.

Daisaku Ikeda

I feel my heart is filled with excitement and happiness rather than living with feeling of fear and doubt. Feeling myself grounded and progressing, I am really proud of myself who I am. Slowly and slowly, I am finding courage to live true to myself and my heart, that in turn, allowed me to stand central to myself. More I become confident with myself, more my family started to allow and embrace me as who I am.

What have you set your heart upon?
Are you allowing your heart to set your destination?
Are you trusting your heart?

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