“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
This begins my multi-part blog on the “path to Purpose”. If you follow me, you know that the topic of Life Purpose captures my attention and imagination. It touches me by affecting the choices I make all day long. It touches me emotionally – it feels amazing. It touches me spiritually – I feel God calling me.
The journey starts with curiosity. You have questions such as “what is the meaning of life” or “why am I here on earth” or “what will my legacy be” or “is there something more than work”? These are huge life questions. They especially nag/pull/scream at you with significant life transitions, e.g. relationship endings, becoming an “empty-nester” or retirement. Why wait?
Discussion about Purpose make some uncomfortable. Maybe you are not ready for it yet, maybe it scares you, maybe it feels a little like religion, or you don’t like the introspection it requires. The journey starts in simple ways; you get an “itch”/feeling/desire to explore it. Maybe you read a book. Maybe you start the discussion with someone you care about. Have courage and take a step.
I don’t think Purpose is found in a day. The ingredients are uncovered layer-by-layer based on self-knowledge and discovery. You must remain curious. A “wondering” that there must be more to everyday life. Be assured that you will be rewarded with joy, awe and discovery. Be prepared for something new. The journey is unique to each of us.