The NUMBER ONE question I get asked, hands down is:
“WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?”
I think we’re sorely mistaken because we have this vision of purpose being this weird, ambiguous thing that’s “out there… somewhere… beyond me”.
Hence why we are searching.
We buy more stuff… we achieve more things… we put more on our to do lists… All the while thinking that all these external things will help us in knowing. Or make us feel better.
NONE of which will work.
You will never find an internal answer using an external seeking process. It’d be like trying to heal your soul and find your greatest place of peace via buying a new outfit. It. Won’t. Happen.
You will never find the reason for which you exist or the meaning in your life by buying things, achieving stuff or doing more. Never. Ever.
Purpose isn’t “out there”.
It’s in you.
It’s always been there. Always will be there.
It’s even been said: “The 2 most important days are the day that you are born and the day that you find out why.”
For some of you, you’ve identified what your purpose is and you’re in the cultivating stage. Great, keep going. Keep cultivating. It IS a process. And the more you do it, the more you’ll WANT to do it. Growth begets more growth. Purpose begets more purpose. DO NOT STOP.
But for most, the struggle is real and with each passing day, you don’t feel like you’re getting closer. But you keep doing what you’re doing, hoping to get different results… or putting it off for when “you have more time”… or you continue to do, do, do thinking it will fill the emptiness you feel inside.
Let me be honest… PURPOSE WILL NOT COME AND FIND YOU.
And, IT’S NOT URGENT, UNTIL IT IS.
Do not wait.
Don’t dismiss the question.
Don’t prolong the journey.
Instead of letting life get in the way, let life be the reason why!! A life without a purpose is no life at all…
“But, where do I start??”
Seriously. Start here.
Repeat after me:
I AM PURPOSED.
MY LIFE HAS MEANING.
I MAY NOT KNOW WITH MY CONSCIOUS MIND BUT MY HEART KNOWS.
I AM OPEN TO KNOWING.
I ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT ALL MY GIFTS.
I STAND IN COURAGE.
I SAY YES TO MY PURPOSE.
Now, everyday… EVERY DAMN DAY, for the next 30 days, I want you to say those words out loud. Right now, print them out, go write them on your mirror.
You ARE purposed my friend.
Just because you might not know with your intellectual mind what that purpose is does NOT mean you don’t have one. You just don’t know it, yet….
“The constant façade of order hides the wilderness that is craving to seep out and teach us that life wasn’t created to be what we think it is… we must experience the wilderness to be taught what cannot be otherwise known.”
Sincerely - Your Friend in this Journey - JG