Edwinâ€™s Purpose in Life!
To Help More, Thus Be More
As a child, I had the dream of saving my mother from a catastrophe. Specifically, I dreamed of carrying my mother in my arms, rescuing her from a burning house.
Helping other people has been in my heart since childhood.
I am not sure where this value came from. Possibly from being rescued by a carpenter from a dog that bit me in the face when I was 5 years old.
I remember being swiftly carried by the carpenter away from the dog. The carpenter brought me to my loving motherâ€™s arms. My mother rushed me to my father at the hospital who then cleaned my wounded face and sutured my torn eyelid.
In my adulthood, I have translated this dream of saving my mother to â€œsaving the worldâ€, or in a more practical sense, to helping others.
Help others. Very basic, very pure.
I want to help others.
I want to help more.
I want to help more people.
I want to help in more ways.
From my grand images in my childhood and adolescence, Iâ€™ve carried into adulthood much of my ideals of helping others.
But now I am more balanced, acknowledging that to help others, I need to be a better person, to develop myself more. To be more!
This acknowledgement came late (just a few months ago).
Through the years, I have falsely perceived self-development as a selfish desire. This made me limit my self-development even as I KNOW that there is so much that I can grow into, to develop into.
Today, I commit to myself, to the world and to our higher being that I am my best gift to the universe!
To help more, I want to BE more!
What IS being more?
Being more is developing myself to be the best person I can be for the roles I choose in my life.
Being more means being a great son, a great sibling, a great tito/ninong, a great husband, a great father.
Being more means being a great friend, a great colleague, a great student, a great teacher, a great person.
When I Help other people, I become more. Become more whole, become more human, become a part of that person I’ve helped. As I help other people, I become more and leave a positive impact on other people.
What is the best possible life?
I look back into a reflection from my adolescence in college.
My measure of a great life is how, upon my death, people would remember me as a great man.
It may be morbid, but I feel that a personâ€™s contribution to this world is best measured by what he leaves behind upon his death.
What shall I leave when I die?
A wonderful loving wife who always felt my love throughout our lives together and who shall have a great many happy memories to cherish for the rest of her life
Proud parents and siblings rejoicing in how their son/brother has loved them dearly
Great children who have mastered this game called life from a father, a friend, a mentor
Grateful family and friends who will forever carry with them the positive impact I made in their lives
A legacy of life lessons that will benefit other people long after I move on to my next life
What shall I do TODAY to live this purpose in my life?
I start by praising GOD for the wonderful gift he has given me: my life!
I commit myself to learning, reflection and self-development
I commit myself to sharing my life to make a positive impact on people I am blessed to have moments with in this lifetime
Edwinâ€™s Purpose in Life is
To Help More, Thus Be More