Today I consider the question that baffles my mind, the question I love to hate most-How do we live our true purpose in life?
I actually considered banning this question from my thoughts, but was inspired this morning with this kind of awesome idea. It goes something like this –
Begin with – guarding our thoughts – The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha
First we must carefully protect our minds. Our minds produce thoughts. Our thoughts will become our actions, which if done mindfully, will become our habits and our habits become our destiny. A possibility of a destiny of greatness. It starts there.
And then – Ask ourselves one very simple question.
Note – in order to find our passion and live with purpose – this question should be asked over and over again, momentarily, daily, weekly – right now. Especially when we feel confused, lost, disillusioned and worried.
What would the highest version of myself do in this moment? What would the bravest, fearless, strongest, happiest, calmest version of me do right now?
Then, we simply we remain open to the answer. Perhaps it is to apologize, share a kind word, maybe a compassionate hug, an encouraging email. Or perhaps it is the inspiration to go out for a long walk or simply to call a friend. Just do that highest version thing moment after moment and watch your true purpose unfold. Game on.
It is when we live like this that we are living with true purpose and intention. We are living a purpose that is in line with our highest self, while radiating hope, optimism, gratitude, kindness, creativity, energy, beauty, enthusiasm, courage, diligence, playfulness, patience, persistence and generosity.
Every moment we have a choice, we can step forward into the highest version of ourselves or back into the safe habits of how we were. We bear the choice, to go in one direction or another, backwards or forwards, right now.
Inspired by Brian Johnson’s Philosopher Notes
Side note about how we spend our time
Consider the possibilities when we take a moment to spend our time in wonder and awe. To rest in this moment in grateful appreciation for the miracle that it is. To recognize and celebrate as we stop reducing time spent in the form of milestones and achievement.
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom