Purpose in Life

“Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”

Marian Wright Edelman

One of the deepest, and seemingly most difficult questions which we all ask ourselves at some point in our life is: what is my purpose in life? Contrary to many self-help teachers and career counselors, I believe that the answer to this often confounding aspect of life is elusively simple. Your true purpose in life is to do that which you truly love. That’s it. This notion, that all we have to do in life is do what we live is so contrary to conventional thinking that such a simple concept can become enormously complex. Allow me to explain. Some examples of things you, as the unique human being you are, may truly love to do (above all else) may include such mundane activities as reading, writing, gossiping, cracking jokes, drawing, painting,cooking, journaling, running, etc. Now, do you realize that there are in this society countless people that earn millions of dollars for doing these very mundane activities? The reason it is not readily apparent that people can become abundantly rich from such mundane activities as these is that often times the activity that this person truly loves to do (by the way, anything that you were created to truly love to do will also be simultaneously something that you are excellent at ) is not called by that name in the marketplace (the place where exchanges of money take place), but names such as journalist, comedian, artist, chef, and travel writer. Nonetheless, there are people living in this world that are making millions and millions of dollars simply from their willingness to do, on a daily basis, that which they really love to do. Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “do what you love and the money will follow.” This statement is more true than you realize.

If you really want to find your purpose in life, all that you have to do is ask yourself honestly what it is that you love to do above everything else. What is that one activity that you engage in on a daily basis that both during and after its completion gives you a sense of profound bliss and joy? Your purpose in life is simply to use that thing that you love to do above everything else for the upliftment of all of humanity. If you love to sing, use your gift of song to enlighten and heal the world. If your love is teaching, teach your students how to be good citizens of the world. If your love is telling stories, tell stories that amuse, entertain, educate, inform, and enlighten your audience.

Truly, your purpose in life is to constantly do what you love to do, and use that talent to make the world we live in a better place. Simply make the commitment to do what you love to do with a passion as much as possible on a daily basis, and behold as Spirit performs miracles of bestowing onto you all of the greatest blessings of life. It really is that simple. For there is enormous wisdom in the seemingly naïve statement that reminds us to “do what we love, and the money will follow.” In these words are great insight into why many people consider their lives to be a failure. Many of us, as a result of social conditioning, fill up the activities of our life primarily with a job that takes up approximately half of our waking life because we have been taught to believe that the only way that we can receive money is by working a full-time job for some company or organization. As a result, many of us spend very little time each day actually doing what it is we really love to do in life; therefore, we never come to know experientially that the true secret to wealth is to fill up the hours of our days with that one thing that we truly love to do, and leave the rest up to Spirit. This is a very difficult thing for most people to do as it requires a leap of faith in believing that there is actually truth to this principle. Nonetheless, at the very least, I highly recommend that if you are not yet ready to fully commit to living your life based on doing what you love as the basis of your life, you should begin to, over time, make this thing that you love to do an increasingly prominent aspect of your daily life. And, I am certain that you will notice that the more you do the thing you love, the more you will have of all that you need spontaneously bestowed upon you. Just do what you love, and the universe will handle the details for you.


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