Saturday, September 28, 2013

Discovering Your Mission

A  L  O  H  A !

"What is my gift? 

My talent?

What career 

should I pursue?"

We've all heard it;

We've all SAID it!

The person who becomes

a STAR says: 

"This is what I was made for.

I'm no good for anything else."

" I like to write, 
so I should go
to journalism school.

Get paid for doing 
what you love,
and you'll never work
 a day in your life."



But if you never make a living
doing some unique 
it sets you up for regret.

"I'm only a mail carrier."

I'll never rule the world.
This has become
clear to me so
I've re-framed 
my own mission.

Now I don't think of
 my "Mission"
rather I see it 
in terms of 
What is MY lens,
through which
I  view
 the world,

What is my 

What is my intention
 for self and other?
How do I focus my lens
on others,
on myself, 
on the world?

My mission is no longer world domination.

I now understand that my Lens,
 my Focus
is on Kindness, Authenticity, 
Tolerance for Ambiguity
 and for Difference.

The best part is,
 that I didn't need to wait
for someone to HIRE me
 to behave
through that lens, 
AS that lens.

I could start right away!

And so I have.

And so can 


What is your insight? 
Your gift to the world,
your impact?

Is it the invention of 
another mobile phone,
the massing and 
giving away of a fortune?

Good luck with that. 
Seriously. GO YOU!

But as for me, 
I invite you to 
join me, be
a lense of what you care about.
Then focus your lens outward
and inward too.

Learn what the mystery of YOU 
is trying to teach You. 
You are also a unique gift 
to this world. 

I promise you 
that your impact
- every day, everywhere you go -
will add up to quite a 
though it be a significance
that we will only comprehend
By and by. . . . . . . 


Thank YOU
for sharing here.
Join us in Comments

                                         Fondly, cloudia


the walking man said...

Interesting questions. I must have broke my lens because I have no purpose, no quest, role to play other than give the plants food in exchange for air.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Cloudia, you gave us such an inspiring lesson taoday interprersed with beautiful pictures.

You're a beautiful soul!


Brian Miller said...

i think this is true....when i was asked to introduce myself the other day i said i love kids and i happen to teach....because before i loved kids and happened to passion is helping doesnt matter what i do if i am meeting that goal...

aloha from va

Willow said...

Sweet Cloudia .
I love to share through my photos as well.
Your blog is so inspirational .

Birdman said...

Mission accomplished... well, at least you're on the way.

Adam said...

happy saturday

21 Wits said...

My mission in life is- People and animals, (not always in that order) :) That is what makes me shine. My belief, It's not the number of days it's the feeling from each one, that keeps our hearts afloat... Your words this morning are like music to my eyes, and soul. Enjoy your weekend dear friend.

TexWisGirl said...

i am trying to find my new mission. :)

Mama Zen said...

I love this, Cloudia!

Charles Gramlich said...

Great quotes. Shows the complexity of it all.

Myrna R. said...

Thank you Cloudia. I have to polish that lens from time to time so I can focus better. Your post helps me do that. Have a clear day friend.

Kay said...

This is so beautiful, Cloudia... and so true. I'm right behind you or beside you. Teaching children was my passion and now just enjoying everyone and sharing the joy makes life worthwhile.

Cloudia said...


Your comments are like rocket fuel in my day!

Thanks, Dears :-)

Anonymous said...

With Kitty's lightning bolt, I think her mission is to guard some Harry Potter books! DrumMajor

Erika said...

I like the moon... Ciao from Italy

Stefano Davanzo said...

Aloha Cloudia
I like your word & shot
See you

Cloudia said...



Elephant's Child said...

You have found your mission. Sharing beauty, and being your inspirational self. Thank you.

Bob Bushell said...

Cloudia, your dream of life, is so superb.

Ella said...

Beautiful and filled with wonder!
We all need to be reminded we have the power all along-we just need to adjust our lens! ;D

Nice to meet you!

SandyCarlson said...

"I now understand that my Lens,
my Focus
is on Kindness, Authenticity,
Tolerance for Ambiguity
and for Difference."

I like your lens.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Cloudia! It isn't our jobs that define us, but our actions.

claude said...

Wonderful skies
Beautiful cat
and very nice words.
Aloha, Cloudia !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore this post Cloudia, your own words are always more inspiring!