are you purposeful?

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Do you feel that you are simply existing, or do you feel that you are being purposeful?

Someone who feels that they are simply existing may find themselves wondering from time to time what the meaning of it all is? They may be often bored or looking for ways to ‘kill time’. Perhaps they find themselves wondering if there’s more to life or if life is meant to be meaningless. They may feel as though they’re ‘going through the motions’ but never really ‘getting anywhere’. They often will feel a lack of motivation to do ‘what they’re supposed to’ do. As well, they might be looking to be entertained or to escape from their own thoughts. Does this describe you?

Imagine for a moment that there is no such thing as ‘supposed to’. Imagine that the only thing you’re ‘supposed to’ do is be your truest version of yourself. To find out what you really love, what lights your fire. Then, to spend as much time as possible doing that. Living in a way that lights us up is sure to lead us to our purpose, our thing, our gift to the world.

How does that feel? Freeing? Exciting? Daunting? Confusing? Let’s break it down a bit.

Buddha is known to have said “Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart, give yourself to it.”

I’m always saying, when you know what your work/purpose/gift is for the world, it really doesn’t feel like work. It feels like your calling. The thing you WANT TO do more than anything else. The clincher is, when we’re too busy doing what we think we are ‘supposed to’ be doing, it distracts us from finding our ‘want to’ be doing.

At this point, you might be thinking “Well Solah, I have responsibilities! People depend on me. I can’t just drop everything and do what I want all day long.”

Okay, so you’ve created a life where you have responsibilities that don’t feel like your ultimate calling. That’s fine. All I ask is that you keep an open mind. I promise that there are ways to slowly incorporate more of the ‘want to’s’ into the ‘have to’s’ and eventually to find a balance that better helps lead you towards your purpose.

It is possible. There is a way to find your path while being respectful of others. In fact, that’s really the only way to go about it. With respect. Respect for your family, your friends, your community, your planet and yourself. Respect for their choices and for your own. As long as we maintain a loving and respectful attitude, that’s what we’ll get in return from the world.

I believe that the truest form of responsibility is in stepping up to our own potential.

Keep in touch. We’ll be further exploring how to go about making this happen in upcoming blogs and newsletters.

Solah Nightstar works as an Empowerment Coach and Manifestation Mentor helping Changemakers create the world they wish to see.

solah – who has written posts on Positively Purposeful.

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