What is My Purpose?
"Stop struggling. For the primary purpose of every human being is simply to be: fully engaged in this moment, and aligned with the natural flow of reality itself."
- Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth.
I use to obsessively wonder what my true purpose in life was. If you looked at my bookshelf, you would have seen one too many self-help/spiritual books that I hoped would hold the answer. I journaled every morning for years in hopes that if I just wrote long enough, I'd channel the answer somewhere in the words. I asked for guidance and searched for signs in everyday occurrences.
The truth was, I was already living my purpose in its’ truest sense, by showing up to the world and being me. But I wasn't noticing it, because my mind was busy searching for something bigger, elsewhere.
What I learned was this: Purpose is found within existence alone, by simply being the person you are capable of being.
It's not that all of those years of searching didn't help me toward a greater purpose. But recently, a deeper shift has been happening in my life. And the shift is my belief that becoming fully present to what I am doing in this moment is the secret to creating a naturally aligned, purposeful and prosperous life.
There are two types of purpose. Your primary purpose is to be exactly who you are & do exactly what you are doing in this moment with presence. Your secondary purpose is the bigger picture purpose, which is the unfolding of your journey and not a small pinpoint on a map. Your bigger purpose is constantly revealing itself to you in opportunities, conversations, hopes, dreams and intuitive nudges.
But what if what you are doing right in this moment doesn't fulfill you? Or you feel like something bigger is out there for you? If you do exactly what you are doing right in this moment with acceptance, care, and presence, your secondary purpose will start to show itself. You will begin to see your bigger purpose.
By being present in the moment, you are letting the universe know you are open to infinite opportunities and you'll be aware and open to receiving when one comes your way. But, remember, you must show up as your truest self & be present in the moment to begin to take part in it.
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