As summer comes to a close and we embrace getting back into the routines of fall, many of us will think about making a change to improve our life before the year closes. For some of us that includes changing our careers or changing our habits. Perhaps you will begin wondering what your life purpose is? If you are feeling bored or are frustrated with the way your life is progressing you might be considering it.
I know I have. In my twenties I thought I had found it when I decided to change careers and go to naturopathic medical school. I thought once I finished school my life would be a piece of cake because once you find your life purpose everything is easy after that –right? Wrong! While I love my career I still have challenges in life just like everyone else so I thought I must have chosen the wrong life purpose. It seemed to be an expensive mistake.
In the last year I have been using some of The Chopra Center’s meditations as part of my daily routine and they spend quite a bit of time on the topic of what is my purpose? How can I serve humanity with my gift, talents and skills? So I have been pondering this question what is my life purpose again. As I have been meditating on it again I have to admit that I had a preconceived idea that the answer would come as my next career decision or something like that. However, today while I was sitting in meditation the answer to my life’s purpose was to love and be open to sharing yourself with the world! I have to say it was a shocker! A much bigger task than any job!
Let me explain why. I am a public person, as many of you are as well, and I like to keep my public world and my private world separate. With my closest friends I love to shower them with love and affection and it is easy because I feel safe. To extend this same love out to the public involves a certain level of vulnerability and confidence that I’m not sure that I’m ready to embrace. So it is a big task that requires daily attention and practice. I will do it because I know that the more I can embrace my life’s purpose the more fulfilled my life will become and what a joy that is!
Have you considered that your life’s purpose is a state of being instead of a job or career title? How could changing your perspective on the world change your life?
Dr. Daemon Jones
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