I am reading a lot on the internet today about discovering your purpose. The idea seems connected to, finding our authentic self, and it could be just another way of expressing it. In my mind, they are interrelated issues. Finding our place in the Universe is one way I have heard it put. Many are referring to success when it comes to the issue of our purpose. I think that finding a purpose is far too oversimplified. We may need to step back and look at the smaller details of our lives, and realize that we have always lived “on” purpose.
The primitive question of why we are here seems answered, by measuring success. In addition, many imply that by finding your passion in life, you will be happy. The idea of finding our purpose in life seems out of proportion, to me. This may be because I have not discovered my soul purpose for being on this earth. It may be though that I see the purpose in each day, and my intention is to flourish. Today I managed to make another person smile. Yesterday I prospered helping another with their website.
This is a good reason for counting our blessings and knowing the many small accomplishments of our lifetime. What purpose has your life served? What have you contributed to society as a whole? The answer is LOTS. Each time you affected another person or connected with a new part of yourself, you were living on purpose. Even some of our trivial adversities have had a purpose enabling us to live closer to our intention.
Some of the material available today concerning this issue may be doing more harm than good. Finding the best parts of yourself and the joy of living is what it means to me. The problem with the ideas surrounding this subject is that it can indicate that if you are uncertain, you are misplaced. It can leave you feeling that until you know what you are good for, you are of little value to society.