A friend of mine, S. Frank Stringham, gave a lovely and inspiring speech at a toastmaster contest recently asking people if they are singing their song. He reminded us that there is a song in all of us, but not everyone is singing their song. Are you singing your song?
Are you living congruently with your purpose, or are you going out every day to a job that just pays the bills but isn’t aligned with your purpose or passion?
Do you even remember your song?
When we are children, we are often asked what we want to be when we grow up. Think back to all of the times in your life you were asked that question or even thought about it yourself. Did you follow your dream? Did you get derailed? What happened?
The number one question clients ask me during readings is about making a career transition to something more aligned with their purpose, passion, and path. Sometimes they know exactly what they want to do and sometimes they don’t. When I tune in to their guides, I hear their “song” and I know where the intersection of their purpose, path and passion lies.
For example, I recall a reading for a client who was a computer engineer. I knew he was not a vibrational match for that career, so when I tuned in I was shown an image of my client leading adventure tours in strange, exotic locations. It was a far cry from his current job, but when I told him what I saw he gasped and told me that’s what he’d always wanted to do. So I asked him why he hadn’t followed that path and instead became a computer engineer. He told me that his parents pushed him in that direction so he’d have stability and a good salary. His song died in college when he gave up his passion and chose the path his parents suggested for him.
Is this similar to your story? Did you give up your passion for security? When did you stop singing your song?
I spent the rest of the reading helping him map out a path that would lead to his passion. By the time we were done, he had an action plan he was comfortable with that wouldn’t cause him financial hardship, but would eventually lead to the career of his dreams in a relatively short while.
Tune in to your song. What are the words? What does your heart sing about? Personal power? Compassion? Leadership? Communication? Teaching? Helping? Experiencing? Exploring? Don’t tune out your song. Listen to the words. They contain clues to your passion.
It’s never too late to sing your song. It’s never too late to follow your passion. It’s never too late to take a leap of faith and go after a dream. What is the song in your heart? Sing it!
Or as Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “Don’t die with your music still in you.”