What if Your Purpose is NOT Out There
I have a confession to make.
One of my guilty pleasures is reading energy predictions based on planetary movements.
There is no rational or scientific background behind most of such posts.
But, when I feel over-exhausted by everything around me, sometimes it feels good to put the blame on Mercury retrograde or Venus retrograde. (FYI, no planet is retrograde in the coming 1-2 months, so yay! :D)
Today is a beautiful full moon and I was reading one such post by one of my favorite bloggers and writers, Tanaaz, from Forever Conscious.
One line, in particular, stuck with me:
Very often we are tricked into believing that living our highest destiny, and leading our lives from a place of purpose has to be directly tied to our career and how we are choosing to spend our time. While these can be relevant on the journey, being aligned with our purpose is more of a state of mind and state of being.
As someone who has spent the last few years in the pursuit of finding the so-called life purpose, I felt both surprised and relieved by reading this.
This is because I often get overwhelmed by thoughts of not fulfilling my purpose or living my highest destiny. Often oblivious to the progress I might have made, such phases often result in overthinking and feelings of hopelessness.
However, I have also realized that moments of creation and self-expression often take me out of that phase. Be it writing or trying to record a Loom video at work or even while I briefly acted on stage- that is when I usually feel in the zone or joyfully excited or at peace.
So, I see that “state of mind and state of being” as a state of joy and peace. This state does not depend on what I might get in return for that activity even though the external validation can act as fuel to the fire or the spark within.
The life of purpose becomes about living in the moment doing things that bring us joy and peace.
Now, the question for you, my dear friend, is what brings you joy and peace?
Spend some time today pondering upon this question and stay open to any answers or insights that might emerge!
Signing off with this beautiful full moon guided meditation:
Until next time
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