Purpose. What is it? And how do we ‘find’ it?
I’m currently immersed in the worlds of entrepreneurialism and human potential, and the concept of purpose is a huge topic in both these spheres.
I’ve been to numerous workshops and seminars where the host instructs attendees to grab their note pads and write down their purpose or goals; business and personal. Guests then begin the process of searching for an answer and scribbling down their findings. I’m not suggesting you won’t find an answer in your mind; you will, but true purpose is like love – it finds you.
Now I’m certainly not marching along a path of undiscovered social theory here, but it seems we have reached a pinnacle point in our cultural narrative where more and more people are awakening to the fact that the past, present and future all exist in the one illusory moment.
And if the moment is all we have; surely true purpose lies here?
When we show up and offer our presence to life; strategy, planning or goal setting is no longer required. Life creates through you, a plan unfolds through you; moment-by-moment. By ‘allowing’ life to show up instead of controlling the ‘how’; we create space for all possibilities – potential – rather than moving forward with the minds limited idea of.
I love this quote from English poet Edward Bulwer-Lytton – ‘Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength.’
True transformational change, whether personal or cultural will arise when we are living in alignment with our true nature, and can harness our ability to show up and embrace the present moment.