A Life of Purpose
Society today keeps us focused on survival, requiring us to spend most of our time working and keeping our minds busy and focused in a life of constant doing.
With the little free time we have, we look for instant gratification and perhaps spend it in front of the TV watching actors pretending to be someone else for our entertainment. Listening to gossip, social media, sensationalism, reading glossy magazines that glamorise so called celebrities or my pet hate watching other people’s lives in ‘reality TV’, the ultimate depiction of how dumbed down we can allow ourselves to become.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not a kill joy or totally overt to distraction and I have been known to partake into watching game shows that my kids enjoy, and I am not saying all TV is bad. I do however believe we should not let these distractions consume too much of our time and dictate how we live our lives. For example, addiction to social media or when you start making plans around not missing an episode of your favourite soap opera. I admit I wore that T-shirt at one point, but I am glad to say it no longer fits.
Change for me came in the form of an inner niggly feeling that there had to be more, prompting me to seek the path of truth. A few years on I have ventured deep down the rabbit hole and now there is no turning back now.
It is my belief that we all have a soul purpose, it is the reason we are here. The system we live in doesn’t exactly help us with our quest, in fact it does the opposite. It is up to us to make the necessary changes, so we can live a life of purpose. Change takes work, the ego will resist and keep offering you many justifications to continue behaviours which don’t serve your purpose.
The powers that be are happy to keep us in a constant trance of occupation of mind, preventing us from noticing what’s really going on around us. Change starts with expanding awareness and questioning normally unquestioned belief systems. Just because that’s always been the way doesn’t make it right.
‘Energy flows where attention goes’ so whatever you are giving your attention to will become more prominent in your life. This is one of the natural laws, who or what are you giving your attention to?
You can allow life to happen to you or you can make it happen.
Perhaps you are already living a life honouring your soul purpose, I applaud your contribution. To those who have a niggle I urge you to self-enquire, you can ignore it for as long as you like but it won’t go away. Your soul or higher self has a plan for you and needs you to pay attention.
‘An unexamined life is not worth living’ Socrates