The Opportunity


And all at once, my purpose became clear to me. It had been shown to me in glimpses throughout my life before, but in this moment, it all became so clear that it went right past my eyes and mind and straight into my heart.

Years ago, I started a journey to become a better man. This journey has fulfilled me in ways that I never could have imagined at the time. I learned the importance of love, passion, and never quitting. I was also taught the importance of having goals in life and using them to drive the vehicle of where you want to go and who you want to be.

But over this past week, and I have purposefully neglected writing here because I had no words to even explain what had happened, I was reminded of the most important lesson of all: unconditional love.

And as I was taught this lesson as I  woke up from my worst all those years ago, I was re-taught it in the most extraordinary fashion. The vision does not come from the mind, but rather comes from deep within me somewhere in the depths of my heart. It drives me. It gives me purpose. It has awesomely infected the rest of my life. And as of 1.13.13…it made me take my first step on a long journey.

I think there are moments in life that you will remember forever. In these past days, there are many that will be engrained into my mind that will never be forgotten. Not because of the visual event, but rather due to the fact that I for the first time in my life was speechless…and remained speechless for quite some time. I will never forget sitting on those steps and having an idea dropped into my head and the subsequent endless expansion of my dreams.

I think many will say there comes an opportunity once in a great while that cannot be missed. I think I see mine right here, and I know in my heart that I have to seize it with every ounce of passion and determination I have in my body.

So here’s to the future.

May it be lined with love.

– Evan Sanders

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  • ahsanheal
    July 13, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    to have clear goals and purpose in life is necessary and one must put all his energies to achieve them!!! but finding out goal of life is realchallenge

  • savannahoney
    July 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I love those last two lines “So here’s to the future. May it be lined with love.”

  • Rajiv
    July 14, 2013 at 2:11 am

    The whole concept of having a purpose in life came to me when I read “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. It is one of the best, and one of the most moving books that I have read

  • Kelly M Hibbert
    July 14, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Love the last line.

  • ceciliapaulinethornton
    July 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Reblogged this on Daily Gems.

  • llpllc
    July 14, 2013 at 7:54 am

    I have been fortunate to recognize my purpose for some time, but recently went through an experience that allowed me to see it with crystal clarity for the first time. Through a facilitated process, I have authored my OPUS — my definition and plan for living my purpose and creating the masterpiece my life is meant to be. This process (The Deeper Path) was so meaningful for me, and so invaluable, that I became certified to facilitate it for others. While I think each of us, at some point in our lives, has the idea dropped in our head, we don’t always recognize it or value it or act up on it. If you’re curious about The Deeper Path process, let me know.

    In the meantime, Congratulations Evan! I look forward to watching you grow into your purpose and create positive change in the world. Thank you for sharing your epiphany!

  • heathermarchese
    July 15, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Loooove your posts. More then inspirational. This one made me think of this movie I have watched about 4 times now because I keep sharing it with people. It’s not new. It’s called Unconditional Love. And its just inspiring, and has its cute funny moments, and is NOT a chick flick (; Anyways, if you get a moment, I think you’d really enjoy it. It’s on Netflix.

  • Scully Speaks
    July 15, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Very good. Keep at it, friend!

  • Pink Ninjabi
    July 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Love the quote, may it be lined with love! Silver linings, thank you!

  • annedeloremusing
    July 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    what was your purpose?