“You don’t want to waste your life, now darling. Change, change, change.”
From A Murder of One by The Counting Crows
How does someone go about finding their purpose in this life?
Rick Warren has said in A Purpose-Driven Life that it’s not about you. It’s about what God wants for you.
I understand his intent. Purpose is something that’s big. It’s so big that we wouldn’t want to dumb it down or make it small by letting it be an ego-fulfillment. So purpose is not just about achieving your own personal dreams. I get that.
However, what Rick Warren is talking about is not meant to take your own personal responsibility out of the process. Ok, fine – It’s what God wants for you. But since God is the one living in my body in this lifetime as this individual incarnation, maybe I should ask the God living within me, what do I want?
My work is about manifesting the desires of your heart, but not only that. For I feel that if we only focus on achieving our desires, we’ll miss the bigger point – that of discovering the real reason why we’re each here. Attempting to fulfill our desires can also be viewed as pursuing our life’s purpose. But what about our soul’s purpose? What’s the difference between these two? And how can they be aligned so that we can truly be on our highest path?
Aligning your life’s purpose with your soul’s purpose.
I feel that our soul’s purpose is very simple. It’s purely to love. I’m sure I’ve read somewhere(I think it’s in Conversations with God) that our soul purpose is our sole purpose here on earth.
However, in thinking about your life’s purpose, I feel that the question is – What’s your specific expression of that love?
How can you use your unique gifts, talents, and strengths in the expression of Universal Love?
How can you develop a unique life purpose in order to be an expression of the cosmic soul purpose?
We can get caught up in a lot of other crap of what we think this existence is about. It’s easy to do. So how can you bring your attention back to what is most important?
Rumi once wrote, “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
So when you think of what you LOVE, what comes to mind? How can you make just one little change that is in accordance with that?
Also, the quote says to “Let” the beauty of what you love be what you do. To let is to allow. It’s to allow what is natural to come forth. It’s not trying to force something. By its very nature, it should happen easily and rather effortlessly. So what, when you’re doing it, just happens easily for you? How can you embrace more of those kinds of activities as a way of being on your most natural path?
When you make these discoveries, allow them to come forth. Have the courage to act on them.