What is your purpose-now?
Until recently I thought fulfilling your life purpose should center around peace, love, creativity, giving, compassion, helping others, joy, comfort, teaching, etc. Your purpose should not stem from a sense of self-fulfillment or self-aggrandizement, be ego driven, or based on greed, competition, lack and limitation, or self-hate. And while I still believe parts of that statement rings true, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith said something a few weeks ago that COMPLETELY changed my perspective on what your purpose is and what it means to live your life fulfilling your purpose in a meaningful way.
He said (and I am paraphrasing), “We are all put on earth with the same purpose. Our purpose is to spread love, peace, joy, compassion, creativity and light on earth. We all have different gifts though, and our gift is what we use to fulfill this purpose.” I know it sounds very similar to what I talked about last week, but I interpreted his words to mean that we all have one purpose, but the journey of fulfilling our purpose will be different for each and every one of us because we each have our own unique gifts. For example, I thought my purpose was photography. But it isn’t. It is to share my gift of creativity with the world in a way that only I can in order to spread love, peace, joy, compassion, more creativity and light throughout the universe.
I really like thinking about the meaning of our purpose in this new way for several reasons:
- By using our innate and unique gifts to fulfill our purpose we are creating an energetic force field of goodness: There is a community of people around the world working and moving towards the one singular purpose of making the world a better place. How amazing is that?!? It is almost as if we are all moving as one unit. Can you imagine all the positive energy we are creating, combining, circulating, and moving? Think about how much of that good is flowing around you right now? Isn’t it amazing to know you are part of something that has created an invisible force moving through us, with us, enveloping us, and pushing us towards more good, more peace, more love, and more joy than we could ever imagine? And can you believe we are actively participating in this force field of good?
- We will all have a different journey as we work towards fulfilling our purpose, but we are each going to get the same destination in our own way: Have you ever said to yourself what am I doing? Why am I here? Why am I going through this? We all have, but doesn’t it make you feel better to know that if you are using your gift in order to fulfill that singular universal purpose, you are where you were meant to be, traveling along a path that was started just for you and only for you, based on your unique gift? You should feel secure knowing your path has already been ordered with one destination and your gift in mind! Just remember to keep growing, developing, and sharing your gift along your way.
Our only goal is to live fully-and if we are living fully it means we have incorporated using our gift to fulfill our purpose every day of our lives. With this in mind, what is your gift and how are you using it to fulfill OUR purpose on earth?