If you haven’t already asked this question, I’m sure you will. Sooner or later most of us do.
It’s not an easy question to answer. It’s broad in terms of possibility.
Right now you might be a go-getter in the city; but you could just as easily be a procrastinator in a suburb. Same question, different perception.
But whatever we’re searching for in life, be it a bigger home, a wonderful relationship, a new car, top job with a superb salary, loving children or just a little peace in our hearts, it’s clear to see we are all united in our search for one thing. But what is that thing?
It’s a simple thing. It’s at the heart of all of our decisions, yet it often passes us by too easily, too often. When we do catch it, it is a marvelous experience.
I believe we’re all searching for happiness and I believe the reason why we miss it so often is because of how we search for it. What do I mean?
We’ve been conditioned to want. Wanting creates “doing”. We desire possessions and money and careers so that we feel or look good so we “do” the things that bring this to us. We attach our happiness to these objects and then somehow feel empty when we have them.
This is why so many people fell disillusioned, lost or confused about their path. This is why so many people are asking or will ask, “Why am I here?”
I asked this question too. Many times, several years ago, I looked up to the sky and asked it. I’m not sure what I expected – perhaps a bolt of lightening striking the pavement before me or a boulder falling from the sky with the details engraved on it?
It didn’t happen.
Then I asked a more powerful question. “How do I discover why I am here?”
Looking back now I can see there have been hints. In fact my whole life is littered with hints that can lead me closer to my truth.
But did I follow these hints?
Not on your life. I wanted lightening and boulders and I got day to day life and opportunities dressed up as things I’d never done before.
And then I heard someone say, ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.’
But when we stop the ‘doing’ of making money and objects and start to ‘be’ we can honestly see that God-given signs are unique to fairy-tales and Bible stories.
In real life we don’t get a bolt of lightening, we get an email, a phone call or a meeting with an old friend and somewhere within this communication, if we’re paying attention to being with the person with the message, we can find answers.
We also don’t get boulders dropping out of the blue in real life, we have an accident, a fall, a bump on the head or bereavement. It’s called a wake up call!
If we are ‘being’ we understand that call and will somehow know the answers to how and why will be repeated so that you can ‘get’ them.
Let me give you a hint now. Your life does have a purpose. To suggest anything else defies the very nature of our existence.
You have been given unique gifts that you are not using. You need to find them and then understand what to do with them.
Good luck on your journey to happiness
Jo Ball x
Coach & Founder, Unstoppable Life
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