Sunday, August 17, 2014

Purpose

Awesome session with my therapist the other day. It's always the simple things that carry the most weight and have the most impact.

"Is your life on purpose?"

I didn't ask whether or not what you're doing has purpose, or whether or not you're living with purpose (both important, but different, questions). Is your life on purpose?

Is who you are, and what you're doing, the result of purposeful and deliberate and conscious thought and consideration, or are you just floating on some track or executing against some template? Every waking moment of our lives might not be clearly defined and conscious (that'd be exhausting), but I realized today that often I can slip into a space of just coasting along some path I may, or may not, have deliberately set in motion a long time ago.

That can lead to winding up in a place of living a life that is not something you did on purpose. You're certainly responsible for all of your actions, but your reality today, and tomorrow, might not be as closely tied to what you'd actually like to be doing.

Make sure what you're up to today, right now, is the result of something you decided to do "on purpose."

Of course, by the end of the session we were messing with the question "what is the purpose of life." ;)