Don't look for purpose, find your truth
Have you ever asked yourself: What is the purpose of me being on this earth? What am I meant to do? How am I meant to serve? How can my purpose be revealed to me? Then I'll encourage you to start asking new questions to step into being the powerful creator you are.
Have you ever asked yourself questions such as; What is my purpose? Why am I on this earth? What am I meant to do? How am I meant to serve? How can my purpose be revealed to me?
I used to ask myself these questions many years ago as I experienced a growing desperate feeling of lack of meaning. And I had this belief that there was some kind of profound purpose that could be revealed to me about what I was supposed to do in this life. As if there was a specific job I was meant to do to experience meaning and joy, which I hadn't discovered yet.
Today I have finally put the questions to rest, I know exactly what my purpose is, and I am fortunate to help many other people connect to their purpose too. And I want to share one of the many things that I have learned in the hope that it might also liberate you from the limitations that the search for purpose can bring.
STOP ASKING 'WHAT IS MY PURPOSE'
One of the most powerful tools I have learned in my work with 'purpose' is to stop asking questions about,
'What is my purpose'. I find it is a misleading question that derails and limits our journey to find meaning and joy in our lives. It puts us into a narrow thinking that blocks us from seeing the real purpose of this journey.
A much more powerful question is available that will bring eternal purpose, joy and meaning!
THE UNIVERSE DOES NOT GIVE JOBASSIGNMENTS
But before we get to that more powerful question, allow me to dwell on what I find problematic about the current discourse surrounding Purpose. Often the quest for purpose indicates there is some bigger, special reason why we were put on this earth. As if we had a specific job to do, a special reason for being here, some kind of vocation that we need to discover and follow, some specific cause we are destined to serve. I hear this a lot especially in spiritual communities where people in particular feel they were put on this earth to save someone, heal, deliver a special message or even save the Earth. Personally, I don't believe that we come to this Earth with a job assignment other than being ourselves. To my mind;
- It'd be kind of cruel if we were put on this earth with a destined purpose – if we happened to find it, we won the prize – and if not, we were doomed to an endless search in misery??
- It completely defies any concept of free will – if there was something we were 'supposed' to do instead of being the free creators of our own experience.
- It only serves to give us a false sense of importance in the world
PURPOSE HAS ALL TO DO WITH WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOU DO
What I have come to learn is that purpose doesn't come so much from what we do. Or something we are meant to do. Purpose comes more from being conscious of our personal truth and choose to live it. And the more we follow that, the more purpose we feel in our lives and core being.
We are all unique beings – with unique gifts and talents that we are naturally abundant in. We have our special preferences. We come with unique experiences, perspectives and ways of seeing the world. We all enjoy different things and different ways of doing things.
The more conscious we become of our truth and true being and live it, the deeper feeling of purpose we experience. When we think we can limit our purpose into one statement or into a job, which then encompass all of who we are and our contribution to this Earth, we limit ourselves. Purpose is never one thing. And when we think it is, and start to search for that needle in the haystack, it blocks us from seeing ALL of the opportunities that makes it possible for us to connect to purpose every single day of our life – and helps us see that we have multiple purposes.
LACK OF PURPOSE IS LACK OF TRUE EXPRESSION
When we experience lack of purpose – what I find people are experiencing is a lack of living their truth. When we think we can’t find purpose, is often because we are disconnected from our truth, and we don’t express fully who we are.
So my suggestion to you is; stop asking what is my purpose, what am I meant to do.
Ask, What is my truth?
Discover what feels true to you. Ask yourself, where am I not living in alignment with what I want. Ask, what is the next experience I would like to have? What is the next opportunity I want to create for myself? If you embark on that journey, you will uncover layers and layers of your truth. And it puts you in a place of empowerment to create your own experience, instead of being given a job to do.
I am never done asking myself the question ‘what is my truth’ – there are always new layers to discover new and more unexpected experiences to be had. 10 years ago I would never even have imagined the ways of being and experiences available to me today, and today I am curious to know what other ways of experiencing purpose lies ahead of me.
My wish for you is not to live a purpose. My wish is that you will experience purpose by keep discovering and unfolding the uniqueness that is YOU.