From a very young age we all strive to have a meaningful life. A life of meaning is not necessarily a dazzling life (being rich, popular, highly educated or perfect….). So here is the question: where and how can we start living our truths? If meaning is not found in worldly possessions, how can a happy and contented life be achieved?
For many of us there is a struggle of how to create a purposeful and satisfied life. We seek answers everywhere, and jump from one thing to another… What is the secret of having a fulfilling life? I have learned some principles from the leaders and the studies that I’ve taken, and though I am still learning, I’ve discovered that one of the steps to a meaningful and contented life is to learn how to BE TRUE TO YOURSELF. If you can do this, everything else will fall into place.
Kilroy J. Oldster quoted below.
“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”
— Kilroy J. Oldster
God’s word says much about being true to one’s purpose (Matthew 5:5-10),
“Blessed are the meek (Humble) for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God….”
This verse tells us that the humble, the righteous, the merciful, the pure at heart, and the peacemakers are the ones who know what a contented life is and they have purposed to live such a life.
Living true to your truth is simply about taking the MASK off, being REAL, being HUMBLE, being able to share your TRUE self and touch the lives of others. It is only by accepting ourselves as who we are, and by pursuing truth, love, beauty, and the adoration of God who is the creator of all, that we will be able to live out our unique meaningful life.
Moreover, the verse above leads us to be honest with others about who we are, what we need, and how we treat others. Do not forget that “BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF” is the start of a purposeful and satisfying life.