I’ve come across a lot of ‘stuff’ about FINDING YOUR PURPOSE, and even though I get it on some level, I now think its a bit of a GIT expression and to be honest, completely misleading!
If you’ve done any personal growth work then its highly likely you will have come across Eckhart Tolle ’s work ‘The Power of Now’ which is all about experiencing what is happening to you now, in THIS very moment, and not what has been, or what is coming!
We are a hostage of the modern mind which constantly projects us into the future, or has us mulling over the past. Whilst our ‘monkey mind’ (Buddhist term 😁meaning unsettled, restless, capricious, inconstant, confused; indecisive, uncontrollable) whizzes us back and forth between what HAS been, and what MAY be, we actually miss what is happening to us right in front of our nose, NOW.
Finding Your Purpose plays the game well. It has us thinking we should be doing something more or better than we are doing now. It tricks us into thinking unless we have found our purpose, where we are now doesn’t mean much, or have much worth. It actually reinforces feelings of self doubt, scarcity and not being good enough, because we haven’t found what we should be doing with our lives.
The actual term, FINDING, propels us into the future, notions of better, more, that what we have now isn’t good enough. It kidnaps our present moment and stops us from enjoying what we have now.
Having ideals, aspirations, passions is super cool, yes, but not at the expense of missing what you have now.
So, if you've been looking for your purpose, why not try moving away from the 'looking' to the future, and stay nearer to the now because maybe you already have it...
“YOU Are Your Purpose” Marianne Williamson
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