Have you been to a live event where the speaker on stage says something like, “You need to know who you are and live it!”
I don’t know about you, but when I used to hear this kind of thing, first I would feel inadequate as they tell everyone how they discovered their true life calling and went from having five cents and a peanut butter sandwich in a lunch bucket to riches months later.
The subtle, or not so subtle message that people like this convey is, “Stop being you and be more like me if you want to have a good life.” As if being who you are is a technique. Or maybe this person up on stage is the all-knowing guru, or self proclaimed Oracle of Delphi presenting themselves as though they have cornered the market on fulfillment. Of course we don’t always see this right away and these types of people can influence our life choices.
How many of you have reinvented your lives in hopes of discovering your “true” life purpose based on the “better” opinion of others? For example, you may have started with what your parents want. Or, with what society thinks a boy or girl should act like. Or with what your high school friends, your teachers, coaches, your boss, your marriage, your divorce, or the promise of riches or a wonderful relationship or the perfect diet will do for you! Yet, you only found that these things don’t actually work as well for you as it was said they would.
So the question is, can happiness be gelled down to a technique that works for everyone? And if you try enough approaches will you eventually find the one you can call your own? Maybe… but it might take a long time.
What if I asked the question in a different way? What if I asked you to acknowledge what your unique greatness IS instead of what it would be? What has been your greatness since you were a little child? Being loving, creative, sweet, strong, driven, flexible… what IS your greatness?
I believe you are probably already a master of your life purpose. But since it might not have fit the way others saw it, you may have missed the mark.
Please join me at my upcoming virtual workshop where I am going to spend 90 minutes diving into this and other aspects of the enlightenment process.
“Enlightened Living: Mastering Life, Money and Relationships”
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