Thursday, June 7, 2012
Our Purpose and Success
In this post I'll discuss finding your purpose and living at maximum potential. I'm speaking directly to you, who know there's more to life than what you see and persistently seek it. There's no one here except you and me so let me ask a question? What's holding you back? What's keeping you from living life fully? What obstacles are between you and the life you know you were created to live? Is it your age, race, gender, health, finances, relationships, your spouse, the Republicans or the Democrats? What is it?
You have a purpose in life that only you can fulfill. When you find that purpose and begin living it out, life will become a synchronous series of events that flow effortlessly. There'll be a purposeful interaction between your spiritual, intellectual and physical natures that'll allow you to experience the tough times and problem areas of life in a calm, confident and creative manner which keeps you connected to your purpose.
When your purpose is found you'll be able to help those closest to you find theirs. However you can't help them if you don't know the way yourself. So, do this for them. But, before we start, let's talk a bit about the concept of successful living.
Successful living isn't defined in terms of material wealth or possessions. In my opinion, it's defined as gaining and attaining the desires of your heart. Have you ever known someone who from a young age knew exactly what it was they wanted to do in life? And as they focused on that goal it seemed that everything they needed to reach it magically appeared at the time it was needed. You may have called it luck, but this is what happens when the spirit, intellect and body are properly aligned and interacting correctly.
Conversely, we've both seen or heard of people with an abundance of material wealth and possessions that don't seem to be experiencing a very happy life. Many times the media will report on various addictions and unfortunate circumstances attributed to these individuals. Now, here's something you really need to understand. There's nothing wrong with an abundance of material stuff.
When stuff is acquired in connection with our purpose it simply becomes a means to an end. When it's acquired in a manner not connected to our purpose then it doesn't provide the continued good feeling we thought it would. It becomes the end itself and thus our purpose. Understand that material stuff will never fill a spiritual or intellectual void?
And, if you're blaming age, race, health and all those items mentioned previously for not being successful, then you'll have to change those things before life gets better for you. The key is, it's not about blame, but responsibility. So, the 1st step necessary to finding and living out your life's purpose is to accept responsibility for your life and recognize that everything needed to accomplish your purpose already exists and will appear on your path when needed. In order to start this process, all you really need is the faith to begin.
I'll talk more about this in future posts. In the meantime live today and every day passionately and on purpose.