I am currently reading First Things First by Stephen Covey et al for my work with Reflections Mystery School. This last month, we read the chapter “The Passion of Vision” about creating a personal mission or vision statement. Starting with the mission I wrote for this web site (on the right navigation bar), I refined, expanded and edited it to a statement about the kind of life I want to live every day. My mission is not about what BIG THINGS I want to accomplish and check off of my TO-DO list, but rather about what is important to me to remember and do every day of my life.
I will seek authentic connection with the ever-present divine within, around, and beyond. I will seek to find and embrace the divinity in all my parts, all of humanity, and all of nature.
I will listen to the subtle voices of the divine within myself and throughout the world.
I will walk my path consciously and with intent, so that I may reach out to others and share what I have learned and experienced.
I will express my visions, my truth, and my experience with beauty, integrity, creativity, competence, and compassion.
I will love those close to me fully and without reservation — and let them love me.
I will celebrate and honor life—its challenges and joys—with others.
I notice that my mission underscores how interconnected I believe the Universe to be and how important it is for me to be aware of and to take care of the relationships I have with everything within and around me.
Wow! I had not quite noticed that before.
Blessings from a full heart,