Over the years since its release in 2012, Rise of the Guardians is one of our fave family movies. The story, the cast, the cinematic effect and the MESSAGE made it timeless. The kids love it for its magical effects and characters, I loved it for the feel-good effect of the message- also the elves are so cute and adorable.
When life brings us to that moment when we begin asking for our purpose and calling, it could be because we want to live a meaningful life better or different than what the world is flashing in our faces. We seek for our own meaning of success because we’ve started hearing rich, famous, and materially-fulfilled people say that money and fame is not all that. True, but money and fame can be good tools, if one uses it for good intentions. When a powerful and rich person chooses to spread good cheer, peace and positivity- the person has all the opportunity to use the resources made available to help solve some of the world’s problems. But the beauty of human kindness is that it doesn’t need money or power to spread and strengthen. A speck of kindness brings magic, an endless bond that links us all.
I’ve written about purpose and calling and the trap of the waiting game. Finding our center could be the missing link that connects us to our purpose and calling. Our center is the energy that feeds us to the things we do. When Jack Frost said, “How can I know who I am, until I find out who I was?” became a simple meaningful question. Who am I?
My identity and why is this so important? Our identity is reflected in our interaction with the world. How we act, what we believe, our each decisions, and choices are great telling of who we are what we are becoming. At one point in my life I was certain of who I was until my belief system was shaken where I had to confront the identity of who I was and who I want to become.
Our center is the essence of why we do what we do. It’s the compass for our purpose and calling. I was doing different jobs in the past but my center remained the same. This is the realization that brought me now writing this piece. My center is “care”. I care so much about people, my community, my job, the repercussion of my own action/s to my life and to others. I care so much of my interactions with people and what it would leave them. I did not look at it that way in the past because here’s the catch, I only cared about kind and good people. Those who deliberately chose to be in my life and are fulfilling their end of the agreement. I asked my self today if being selective is snob but the simple answer I get is that- care begets care. It was not being selective, it was feeling the energy. The phrase “we can’t save everyone” has never resonated more than now. We can’t save everyone who does not want to be saved. Feeling guilty for the fallen relationships is useless because there are relationships that drifts naturally like it should. The ones we want to keep are the ones we continue nurturing, and that is a deliberate decision. The people in our lives now are the people we chose to keep. Unless they are chosen for us, we shouldn’t be blaming them for the pain. We instead thank them for the lessons our choices bring.
Care is an energy that needs to be nurtured. Care can also be as confrontational as telling our loved ones when they made us feel bad or hurt us because we want for the relationship to grow. Care is giving without asking for anything but again it’s an energy and to keep the connection flowing- both sides need to give.
Understanding my center is understanding who I am and who I am becoming. Why is it important? It’s what help me keep on going. To those reading this, have you found your center?