I have been thinking long on the subject of my purpose/passion in life. I have my passion worked out. I am passionate about many things some of which have been my passions since I was a young child. As far as this goes, I feel I am somewhat ahead of the game. But here is the crux of the problem.
I know what I love to do. I know where to find it. I want to make my living doing it, but I can see no way to bring that about. The people who need the work that I do are often the same people without the funds to pay me for my services. And when I think about taking it into a corporate venue, the work gets a little muddled in terms that corporate America won’t run screaming from.
Add to this that the work I do requires that the people involved in the process really invest in that process. Sure some of the stuff I do will affect them regardless, but to do the stuff I really love, that requires a commitment from the student and from me. Those type of students are somewhat difficult to come by. It took me three years to put together a group of 12 and some still aren’t invested. And this is a free group.
So now what? The people who really need my help are the ones who can’t pay for it. So how do I get someone else to pay for it? I’m going to call Janice and see if I could work out something with New Hope. Perhaps they could write a grant or something. That would be cool.
* This is part of an ongoing series of posts detailing what happened on a spiritual pilgrimage that I took in 2002. To start from the beginning, go to July 2, 2013. To see the entire spiritual journey as it gets published, click on the category “You Want Me To Do WHAT?!!?” to see all of the posts.