Long story short? I couldn’t find a fulfilling job that made a difference, and continuous failed leads had me worn out and giving up. One day during a conversation with my husband, I exclaimed in exasperation, “What we’re talking about right now—and what we continue to talk about—it is the sole reason I am unhappy.” Two words thoughtlessly spoken suddenly blazed in my mind. Sole reason. Sole reason… Soul Reason?
My epiphany: an unavailing job search was one of the sole reasons driving my life at that moment. But that sole reason wasn’t helping me, or anyone for that matter. Most undeniably, it was the source of my unhappiness. So what made me happy? My husband, my family, my values, exploring new places, bettering experiences, getting meaning and making a difference… These things, I lived for. They pushed me forward when I had a hard time gaining momentum. They uplifted my soul. They were my Soul Reasons.
As humans, we love to represent what’s important to us, to be reminded of the good in our lives and to share this meaning with others. And we all have “good,” and gifts, and reasons that make us unique. But how much good are we if we don’t share it? How would our world ever get better? And how could I make it so that these representations benefitted more souls than just my own?
There is need all around us… need for community, need for financial help, need for hope, need for positivity. Regardless of how you choose to participate, Soul Reason is a venue for you to not only share what’s important to you, but to bring visibility to causes that are important, too. It will be a place where you can donate and support and share positive vibes to uplift others. To make a difference.
We all have our own unique makeup of Soul Reasons, driven by our perspectives and our experiences. My dream for this movement is that it will be something good in these times, through which only more good will come. Thank you, my soul mate, for joining me in this journey, making it better—and most importantly, possible—with your dreams, too. Thank you for sharing your Soul Reasons with me and with the world.