It’s even closer than you think! Rose (not her real name) wondered if she really HAD a life purpose.
She said there were so many things she was interested in, yet nothing she was really passionate about.
She was feeling empty and alone…
If that sounds familiar, here’s what has happened:
- You’ve bought into the idea that you have to make a living, instead of making a life
- The dreams you had have been discounted to the point of disconnection
- You’re looking for something ‘out there’ to hit you over the head
Remember when you were a child…
You didn’t need a reason to want what you wanted…you just DID. That’s because you were more in touch with your instincts and feelings.
Through the journey of your life, you have been influenced by people around you. Often, those are people you love and care about, and on a very core level even depend upon.
And, while probably being very well-intentioned, they projected the idea that ‘making a living’ was the responsible thing to do when you grew up. If you’re a parent, you can relate to this…
Somehow, the idea of doing something that really ‘fills you up’ got SEPARATED from making a living. In fact, there are many people who spent years pursuing their purpose in life, only to now find themselves feeling spent and longing for…more!
The first thing to realize is that even grownups have to dream! You need to have something to hope for, something to get excited about. You need something that gives you that ‘goose bump’ feeling and brings tears of recognition to your eyes.
You deserve that! You are valuable…and your journey in life is not just about being ‘responsible.’ It’s about being CONNECTED. And feeling the incredible experience of being truly ALIVE!
So don’t be so hard on yourself. Lighten up!
Instead of worrying about whether or not you’ll ever find your life purpose, realize that it’s closer than you think. In fact, you couldn’t get away from it even if you tried!
Set aside some time to do something you love, something that makes you feel playful. And not for the sake of ‘accomplishing’ something…but just for YOU! Take time to love and nurture yourself now.
If you’d like to have a powerful, personal experience of how it feels to live on purpose, Take The 21-Day “I AM a Gift to the World!” Challenge.
Gakina-awiiya (We are all related),
“Teach us love, compassion and honor…that we may heal the Earth, and heal each other.” – Ojibwe prayer