Good morning all!
It is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for
It is a thing to be achieved”.
William Jennings Bryan
Okay, so now we’ve created a sense of momentum.
None action moves into action, which in turn moves into non-action.
A bit like a ball rolling along…
And now we need to add a sense of purpose.
If you want to succeed in life, achieve your goals, be more than you are now, that’s the next step.
Or is it?
Do you know why you’re here?
Have you figured out your life path yet?
Or are you like most of us – just strolling along, not really knowing what you’re about, let alone the purpose of it all.
So, how do you get out of bed on a cold, grey winters day…
Knowing you have to go to work…
See to the kids…
Do the dishes, take out the rubbish, walk the dog, do the ironing…
What’s the purpose in all that?
I know, it all has to be done…
Because we need to earn a crust to pay the mortgage and feed ourselves etc.
But what’s the purpose?
Well, there is none! 🙂
The only purpose life has…
Is the one that YOU give to it
But my life has no purpose, you cry!
And I’ve just agreed – but that’s not very helpful, is it?
So, perhaps it might be more helpful if we look at it from a different point of view.
Instead of there being a purpose in ironing, simply do the ironing purposefully.
Act purposefully 🙂
When you do the dishes – do them purposefully
When you do your work – do it purposefully
When chopping wood, the classic enlightenment tool do it with the purpose of simply chopping wood.
Suddenly all your actions become full of purpose
Suddenly your life is purposeful!
Where will this lead you?
I don’t know… ha ha ha!
But I do know, that it’s the journey that’s important, not the destination
I do know, that every day your life will be fulfilling
For each action that you take purposefully, is satisfying in its own right.
There’s a sense of achievement and completion too.
Each day will feel complete in itself.
For you see, there is only this moment, this moment in ‘time’, this eternal NOW.
Therefore as you fill each action of your life with purpose, your life becomes purposeful and vice versa.
Your every action is full of grace and serenity
I can’t do anything else whilst I’m doing this, so I must do this completely
While I do this, it’s my sole purpose
It’s the purpose of my soul, and it’s filled with contentment, as I honour myself
First you chop wood – Enlightenment – Then you chop wood…
Walk with the purpose of walking and immediately your journey is purposeful
So, go on – live your life on purpose – you’ll find it to be very EMPOWERING! 🙂
Have a POWERFUL weekend