Claiming our purpose
In the developed world we generally subscribe to the idea that those who are successful are so precisely because they got out there and made it happen. One of the downsides of this view is it can leave some of us in perpetual states of doing and unable to define what success actually is. Maybe a better way to say it is that it leaves us unable to even recognize when and where we have been successful because we’re already on to the next thing. We also have trouble identifying what constitutes enough. In the final analysis where we end up is feeling tired and uncentered.
Without taking time to stop and reflect on where we are in the present and where we have have come we often miss the many lessons along the way that actually tell us more about our purpose. This reflection suggests that to our purpose is not so much claimed as by a raging hunter gatherer, but rather it is met, by one centred, and open, and loving, and passionate. Today I will claim my purpose by being exactly what I was created to be – a human being who has challenges like everybody else and who yearns to connect with others and to affirm the brilliance of this tapestry to which we all belong.