With so much going on in our big beautiful world today, this question above seems to be on the minds of many – weighing down the hearts and souls of some really sweet and amazing peeps.
So for the sake of kicks and giggles, can we just wholeheartedly agree to blast to smithereens this old idea that we must have some big purpose on this earth in order to live joyfully here? Please? This is some insane pressure that we’re putting on ourselves, folks. The immense suffering that comes with the belief that we must have a major purpose in order to be here, is self-defeating in every possible way.
The idea that we must KNOW what our purpose for being here is and that we must figure it all out right now, can seem so vast, heady, overwhelming and completely depressing. To make matters more intense, the blessed ego LOVES to chime in to this misery-fest and bring us down using all of it’s crafty ‘compare and despair’ tactics. Maybe some of these voices sound familiar: “Look at what so and so is doing, you should be doing that. If you’d just drastically change your entire life, then everything would be much better. You need to do something BIG, and then you would really help solve the world’s problems. You could have it all, if you just….lose 20 pounds, wake up earlier and get more done, make more money, put yourself out there more, become a better networker, work harder, join that club, get the Botox, overcome all of your fears by Friday, get in with “those” people, marry a totally different person and change yourself in every possible way because you are so completely lost and broken, etc…
The good news is that this is our programming and it is not real, UNLESS we believe it. Since we popped out of the womb, we have heard these ideas echoing back to us and they can make us feel quite inferior. The idea that we’re surely supposed to have a real, solid, concrete purpose in this world is a fallacy. This notion that we are worthless without a purpose and therefore shouldn’t be here goes against the very nature of our being. It is our Divine birthright to be here, period. If we believe anything else, then we are totally disrespecting the I AM of us all. The bottom line is that we are ENOUGH without “doing” anything.
So maybe life might feel joyful again if we shift our focus from wondering what our purpose is, to pondering ‘what makes us feel good?’
Feel good options:
Experiencing beauty and grace in the world and letting nature refuel our souls.
Bring people together and celebrate what’s right with the world.
Laugh! Dance! Sing! Try something new!
Stare out the window, stop thinking and get your daydreams on.
Walk barefoot on the earth and bask in the birdee’s sweet lullabies.
Help save the planet by signing one petition at a time.
Pick up the phone once a day and reach out to someone you love. They probably need it.
Pay it forward, with gusto.
Love yourself more so you can love others fully and completely.
Connect to your heart and follow it’s sacred guidance.
MAYBE OUR SOUL/SOLE PURPOSE IS SIMPLY TO LIVE WELL AND TO LOVE – PERIOD.
What could be better than that?
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having goals to work towards and setting our intentions for what we desire in our lives. That’s what helps us get things done. However, if we are feeling worthless because of some archaic idea that we must have a big “purpose” in this life in order to exist, then maybe it’s time for a check in.
Take a few deep breaths, connect to the Present and celebrate your brilliance by affirming out loud, “I AM enough, just as I AM and I deserve to be here.”
And so it is.
And so you do.