I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive - Joseph Campbell
Many people spend their life looking for their purpose. They want to find out why they are here. They want to wake up in the morning with a sense of contributing to something, of knowing that they are of use.
Do you know what I mean?
The answer to your life’s purpose lies in the question: What makes you come alive? What is it that you love to do?
The things that make you come alive are the very things that shape your purpose. Get clear on your passions and your gifts and you’ll find your purpose.
Quite often people don’t think that what they love to do is enough, as in “useful” enough. They think it’s too simple, not important or grand enough to make a difference. Or they want to do it more, but they doubt their abilities, or they doubt they can make a living doing it, or whatever.
But when you do what you love to do, what state do you enter?
Aware, absorbed, excited, peaceful, complete, content, joyful, satisfied... alive.
You need to do the things you love to do because it makes your life worth living. Do what you love to do more, simply for you and you may find in the doing so you change the world.
“Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Harold Thurman
That point of alive presence and stillness that comes when you're immersed in what you love will show you the real key to purpose.
All doubt about what we want to do is dissolved when we fully give ourselves to it. When you’re absorbed in your own presence and awareness, when you stop worrying and start being, there is no doubt.
That is your real purpose: To come alive to such a degree that doubt no longer exists, no matter what you are involved in.
Your being alive speaks volumes, far more than words or noble deeds. People notice your alive presence, and want to really live too.
Your purpose is to be alive, truly alive.