June 23, 2014
Merriam Webster defines “purpose” as “the reason why something is done or used; the aim or intention of something.” For many of us, finding our purpose is a goal in life.
We can relax a little about that “finding” part. We’re already living our purpose – every one of us – whether we realize it or not, whether we have defined it or not. We’re here because we were Intended here, as part of the unfolding Universe. That is our purpose – to be the Universe realizing its own expansion. And that’s a good start.
In our human experience, our biology has advanced to the point where we can recognize our own consciousness: we’re aware, and we’re aware that we’re aware. It is this awareness that makes us question the living of our own purpose. Do we have the right occupation, the right mate, are we using our talents enough to serve others. These are the questions we ask ourselves as individuals and as a species so we evolve consciously.
Our very existence is proof that we’re living our purpose; we fall down when we judge, compare or question the purpose we or others are living. Contributing to a safe environment where we can all explore, exercise curiosity, build relationships, follow our intuition, make mistakes and try again gets easier the more we do it. It is this contribution that invites more purpose.
We all bring gifts to the party. Then we all open them up – and we all play. On purpose.