Instant Purpose Alignment

Over the past decade or so, I’ve read & heard & thought a lot about this idea of “Life Purpose”…

The IDEAL: Spending every waking minute dwelling in your purpose, and eliminate all “non-purpose” activities from your life.

Yet, if you perceive yourself and your life in terms of this black & white, all-or-nothing perspective on Purpose…

If you clearly define your life’s purpose, then look at how much you’re not living it…

It’s easy to feel like you’re failing at life.

I’ve struggled with this. As I’m sure ANYONE who’s ever thought about the concept of “purpose” has…

I believe that YES, it’s important to have a sense of Purpose in life… and to hold on to a vision of the IDEAL version of your life…

But what I’ve found to be useful — to provide me with the most joy, fulfillment, and patience each and every day…

Is to look at what I’m doing with my life, and identify how it’s already in alignment with my Purpose.

For me, it comes down to “generalizing” your purpose a little bit…

Instead of identifying “Purpose” as a specific action or a specific achievement…

What if Purpose is simply a way of Being?

What if Purpose is not what you do, but how you do it? (And how you feel while you’re doing it?)

Now you’re playing a whole different ball game.

So tell me (or don’t, as long as you tell yourself)…

What’s your Greater Purpose in Life? …

& without changing your schedule, your vocation, your responsibilities, or anything else…

How can you Live That Purpose TODAY?

The Ultimate Perspective on Life

There at two types of Truth.

Relative… and Ultimate.

Relative Truth is that which we agree on.

The grass is green. The sky is blue. Gravity is a thing. Spelling. Grammar. 1+1=2. Etc.

Relative Truth is useful, and necessary for humans to communicate, collaborate, and cohabit.

But too often, we get caught in Relative Truth… we perceive ourselves and the world around us according to what other people think and agree on.

We measure our own experiences alongside the experiences of others.

And we tell ourselves we should a feel a certain way because of all the Relative Truths we weave together to form the narrative of our lives.

We feel these feelings we think we’re supposed to feel… then we react to those feelings by thinking.

Memories of experiences past & Visions of experiences that haven’t happened yet.

Then we feel more feelings, based on the Relative Truths we infer from these thoughts.

Craving for things we once enjoyed or long to enjoy & aversion to things we disliked and are afraid of suffering through again in the future.

Suffering. Caused by a Perspective rooted in Relative Truth.

A perspective rooted in Ultimate Truth on the other hand…now we’re talking 😉

Ultimate Truth… True Wisdom… is experienced only in the present moment.

When you banish all thoughts of the past and future, what is your experience of THIS moment?

Unless you’re in horrible physical pain… chances are right now is pretty dang solid. Not much to complain about.

Maybe you’re hungry, maybe you have to pee… but overall, things are probably just peachy.

You can read. That’s pretty awesome.

You have time to read things that you’re interested in. Also awesome.

Maybe you’re in a beautiful place. Maybe there’s kickass music playing in the background. Chances are, there’sa whole lot of Awesome going on for you right now, that you might not have appreciated until this moment.

That’s Ultimate Truth — the AWESOMENESS that is existing at all.

And this Existence belongs entirely to you… the entire Universe in your mind.

Because without you here to experience it, how can it be said that ANYTHING exists at all?

It’s common sense that once we die the world’s going to keep on going.

People will keep on being born and living and dying over and over and over again…

Except, from where you’re sitting right now, reading this… That whole idea is simply a concept.

Each and every one of us can only measure Truth by our own experience of it.

And when you opt out of the Relative Truth Perspective and focus not on what you “should” feel and think and say and do and create (based on the expectations of your peers, society at large, and your own ego)…

And instead take the Ultimate Perspective and focus on your objective, judgment-free experience of your life in the here & now…

You might find a lot less to be worried about… and a lot more to be inspired by.