“What is my purpose?” is the question asked most often. The question that follows is What should I be doing?
I am a firm believer in the notion that there is nothing we “should” do. When I hear, “I should,” I know the person is not speaking about anything true to them.
What if our purpose is nothing more than to be ourselves. That may sound so incomplete unless we know what it means. Being ourselves begins with knowing who we are at our core (heart). When we know who we are at our core, then we know ourselves as spirit.
Our purpose then is to experience and express who we are as a spirit in the world. That is our purpose. When we know who we are at our core then expressing in what we do comes naturally. We are drawn to experiences that help us be ourselves.
This sounds simple, but it is not easy. We encounter demands and expectations that push on us and distract us from who we are. The challenge is to stay true to being ourselves.
The only way I know to experience our purpose and what we “should” do is to go within. Meditation is a space where we quiet the body and clear our thinking. We need to calm our space to go within, to see, hear and know who we are at our core.
Finally, allowing our life be a reflection of who we are at our core. In this way, we know our purpose is to be our true self.