Living Life On Purpose
“Destiny is not a matter of chance
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
“The real secret of success is enthusiasm”
Okay, so now we have 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 we want to succeed in life, achieve our goals, be more than we 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 are 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 trash, 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 is 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 – and 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.
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… 🙂
But I do know that it is the journey that is 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.
Each day will feel complete in itself. There is only this moment, this moment in ‘time’. Therefore as I fill each action of my life with purpose, my life becomes purposeful and vice versa.
My 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 is my sole purpose…
It is the purpose of my soul, and it is filled with contentment, as I honor myself so.
First you chop wood…
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 may find it to be very enlightening 🙂
My warmest regards as always