Do you ever feel lost, wonder why you're here, or struggle to figure-out what you're meant to do with your life?
Do you have this deep sense that you're destined for MORE? That YOU can be, do, and have more - if you could only find out what?
Have you wracked-your-brain and searched-your-soul trying to figure-out what'll give you a deep sense of direction, meaning, and significance in life?
If so, you probably know the longing, dissatisfaction, hunger, and unease that can accompany this existential desire to find your life's purpose.
It can be a deeply lonely experience, but you're not on your own.
Finding your life's purpose has perplexed and challenged humans across time.
And it's still an issue for many today.
That's why there are so many resources and coaches out there offering their advice and guidance on it.
But, I see a problem with what they share.
When they talk about your life's purpose, they're actually talking about your WORK.
Even if they come at it from a spiritual angle - like your soul's calling or divine purpose - it's still about work.
To tie your PURPOSE - your REASON FOR BEING - just to your work is limiting, potentially crazy-making, and soul-destroying!
It feeds right into that toxic western idea that your identity, value, and PURPOSE depend largely on your job, vocation, productivity, and material contribution.
So, what happens when you can't - or choose not - to work?
Do you cease to have a purpose? Do you no longer have a reason for being?
Of course not!
But, it can feel like it, because of the distorted value and attention given to work, productivity, and observable contribution, wealth, and success in our westernised societies.
Your life's purpose - your reason for being - is FAR greater than your work.
Your life's purpose is to explore, know, be, love, and express who you are deep in your core.
You might call this your spiritual essence, true Self, or soul.
There’s over 7 billion humans on the planet, and there’s no-one quite like you.
There never has been, and there never will be.
The probability of you being here is almost zero. You're basically a miracle.
Your purpose is to uncover, experience, and share the miracle that is YOU.
Unlike your work, this purpose lasts a lifetime, and no matter how old, ill, or infirm you still remain significant.
Don't box yourself in by trying to define your life's purpose by what you do for your work.
Let it be more about fully experiencing and becoming all that YOU are - which is WAY more exciting, expansive, and fulfilling.
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