“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now”
In the years of practicing Zen meditation there’s one thing I do know…With practice, presence brings acknowledgment of one’s life purpose.
A few years ago, following a speech I gave at a real estate conference in Cape Coral, Florida I was approached by a gentleman from the audience. He fidgeted with his watch as he looked down at the floor and asked, “How have you found your life purpose? I mean, I’m married, I have two beautiful girls, live in a nice house, but…I’m not sure what my life purpose is. I’m 55 years old! I should know what I should be doing here, right?”
I paused, not knowing how to respond at first. Does our age really justify our level of awareness?
I gently placed my hand on his shoulder. “There is no rush if you are present.” You have accomplished so much in your life. Look deeply at the pivotal moments when you found joy in your actions. This will help you on your path.”
I felt blessed by his sincere gratitude for my comment. He then took a folded sheet of yellow notebook paper out of his pocket and handed it to me. I didn’t read the note until I had a quiet moment to read it…
“I can see the profound effect that awareness has made in your life and can’t thank you enough for sharing that with us.”
At the time I had no idea this would be the catalyst for my future teachings.
On March 4th I’ll be hosting a free webinar with my friend Maria Semple called, “How to Find Purpose in Life and Meaning Through Presence.” During this event I’ll share how to live by your life purpose, reconnect with your authentic Self and release the crippling fears of judgment that consume our lives.
Below is a little preview of the webinar. Seating is limited, so register today.
***PLEASE NOTE..Due to technical difficulties this webinar was cancelled. 🙁 Not sure if I’ll be doing another one. I’ll keep you posted.
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Michelle Cruz Rosado is a professional speaker and bestselling co-author of "Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams." Follow Michelle for inspiring messages and quotes.