“Would any one of us undertake even a journey of a few hundred miles without knowing why, without having some purpose? And yet, so many of us live, undertaking not a chance task, but the great Task of Life itself. . . and yet we ask not why.” (J. J. Van Der Leeuw)
Seems kind of silly, doesn’t it? That we wouldn’t leave on a long trip without a purpose, but we’ll live out our lives without knowing why or what’s our purpose…
Each of us is here for a reason, and whether it be something grandiose or something quiet and small, the import is equally strong.
If you aren’t sure why you’re here, what your purpose on Earth is, here are some ways to tune in and listen:
– For some, getting quiet and reflecting within is helpful and sheds light on things,
– For others, dreaming and envisioning works best,
– For some, journaling about what’s important to you, how you’re feeling, and what you’re thinking is a revealing exercise,
– And for others, following your inner knowing (sometimes without having a destination) guides you unfailingly.
Whatever approach works for you, follow it (there are many, many more than I’ve listed here). Discover for yourself what your purpose in life is — don’t be hesitant to ask “why?”
And know that there is no wrong answer — there is only the truth as it reveals itself to you, from your inner connection to ‘all that is’. As Ram Dass said, “The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.”
So don’t worry about what everyone else is doing or believing — figure out what is right for you, what resonates with you, what feels right to you.
And remember that your life’s journey is way more important than any trip you’ve ever taken — so perhaps you might want to understand why you’ve embarked upon it… Embrace the question; be fearless in asking “Why?”
Take a moment and share with us what you’ve discovered about your life’s purpose. It will help us to see how varied and diverse our paths are…..and how beautiful.