How Do I Define My Purpose in Life?
I can feel my purpose when I look into the eye of a child. I can feel this purpose when I am experiencing the beauty of nature. I feel this purpose when I am engrossed in a good book or looking at amazing art.
But how do I define my purpose in life? What is my role? I’m not getting any younger and I’m tired of waiting for a life purpose to come hit me in the face!
I work all day, take care of family on the weekends and yet, where is my purpose? Is my purpose just to have a family? I love my family, but is that it? Am I just a human reproductive machine?
I certainly hope not, so hurry up heavenly father, God, higher power or whatever you call yourself: how do I define my purpose in life? I really want to know!
Well, the joke is on me. My purpose is there. It has always been there. I could never see it. I had lost it. I had lost myself. My mind wanted to control my purpose, define it, shape it and make it look pretty to the World.
Steps to Knowledge brought me back to my true self, back to my real life, back to my higher purpose. By taking the reins of my life from my mind, I am now able to experience my purpose rather than defining it for myself:
“You do not need to define your purpose when in time your purpose will merely arise and be known by you. Do not live by definitions. Live by experience and understanding. You do not need to define your purpose, and if you attempt to do so, always remember that it is only a temporary expedient. Do not give it great credibility. In this way, the world cannot anger you, for what can the world do to you but undermine your definition of yourself? If you are not living upon your definitions, the world cannot harm you, for it cannot touch the place of Knowledge that is within you.” — Steps to Knowledge, Step 134