Have you ever stood looking over the cliffs of your life wondering what it was all for? What was your purpose? If you found this purpose, would it lead you to happiness?
Your purpose is chosen by you. Life has no purpose, but to be what it is. It continues to become and you are a participant. Life needs nothing from you. But in awakening to its flow and coming into union with your life feels good.
You know those things you like for no reason? You want to spend more time doing them, but you can’t find a worthy enough reason?
Those are the things that are meant for you. Not because they are more holy or because they are your foretold destiny, but because they appeal to you. Nothing you ever do is more or less holy or worthy than the rest. Except in this way: your attitude about it.
The feeling of fulfillment and purpose flows from within you outward – not the other way around. When you feel in love with something you’re doing, it’s because you are enjoying partaking in that activity. It is you that is bringing the love to the activity. And so, you can do that with whatever you like.
“Okay, so I’m supposed to love this job that I hate? If I change my attitude about it I’ll suddenly like it?”
Sure, maybe! It depends on how willing you are to apply this to your life. But for ease, don’t try to love the job you hate. Give yourself a break. Stop trying to like that which you don’t like, and stop trying to search for something you do like.
Searching implies it is out there, to be found. This is not true. What you like, is already inside you. You already know what it is. Maybe you can’t point at it and define it in terms other people understand…but you know what it feels like. You know how you feel when you’re resonating with something.
Don’t fight against what you’re doing now. Just appreciate what it gives you. And start to feel around inside for that feeling of fulfillment. Start feeling the outlines of it and lean into it.
Life is for no reason. You choose the reason. You choose your ‘why’. No one can validate it or invalidate it for you.
What is it that you like? What thoughts and feelings do you enjoy? What imaginary world calls to you most?
Make your life out of what speaks to you – on the inside. Champion your own cause. Create the world that you love. From the inside out. Stop asking the world to give you purpose, when the world will shape itself to the purpose you define.
And there is always a self designed (and designated) purpose. There is always something within you that you want to be seen or spoken. It can change over time, but right here, right now, something inside calls to you. I invite you to listen. To tune out everyone else (even that inner dialogue) and just listen. Lean into what it is you truly desire.