To be, Nelle

“To be or not to be, that is the question.”- William Shakespeare

To be, should be our choice- not just to live, but to live meaningfully and confidently, despite the odds- like we were meant to be here!

No one can find your purpose for you, but you. I have learnt that we have many different purposes in life, but there is always one that is primary.

Self confidence can sometimes make or break us, just like the “Phantom of Life-” Fear.  Believing in who we are and what we do may make that minute difference in finding our purpose. I believe self- actualization lasts as long as we live. We may peak at a point in our  careers, hobbies, or social lives, but never in life itself, in my opinion.

I am constantly searching for the “best of me.” I like to refer to myself as a butterfly- one that is constantly transforming into someone better. I compare my life with that of the butterfly’s lifecycle. It starts with an egg- caterpillar- pupa- adult butterfly and starts again after the new butterfly lays an egg. Similarly, my life has different phases where I mature, but at that point I begin a whole new phase/ journey. That new phase is usually progressive. I also realized that I find my purpose during or after that maturation, and that purpose is either a continuum of my main reason for being or simply just for that phase. However, most of it didn’t happen by mere coincidence- I had to have faith- believing in a dream that will aid the cyclical evolution of ME. So, I chose to be, rather than not to be- I chose to be, Nelle.

Despite life’s challenges, find your purpose or keep pursuing it, believe in it/ believe you have one, and choose to be, simply you!



2 responses to “To be, Nelle

  • shanoco

    Thought provoking words Nelle. Don’t forget the God factor which allows us to be, to choose. God ultimately determines purpose. He plants the seed and brings it to fruition. God brings the butterfly from the initial stage to the final. Critical point to never forget. Love it.

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