You are out of school and like most
graduates, you start looking for a job. After several months, you find a job.
You are happy to have a job and you resume at your place of work. In less than
six months, you begin asking yourself if you would like to continue on this
job. â€śIs this how I am going to spend my life working on this job?â€ť Few months
ago when you got the job, you were happy. Now, the same job makes you unhappy.
You start looking for another job, another job that will fulfill you, that will
help you achieve your life purpose. So, you decide to be clear, â€śWhat kind of
job do I want?â€ť You want a job under Human Resources. You want to work in an
air-conditioned office with good furnishing and after years or decades of work,
retire with pension. You get the job, â€śThis is the job that fulfills me.â€ť
Months later some level of dissatisfaction
sets in. You know that a lot of people will be happy to have the job you
currently have but you are no longer happy on the job. Fridays are always
anticipated and by Sunday evening, a dark cloud about getting back to work the
next day hovers above you. You decide that you would no longer want to answer
â€śYes sirâ€ť to somebody else as an employee. You resolve to start your own
business and be your own boss. You start your business and after some time, you
resign from your place of work to focus on your business. â€śMy purpose is to
establish my own business serving people,â€ť so you think. Behind that thought is
the desire to make money, so much money. You are unconscious of the belief in
your head, â€śI will be happy when I am rich. Money will fulfill me.â€ť After years
of stress, hard work, and negativity, you make much money and consider yourself
rich. Time passes and you start asking, â€śIs this all there is to life?â€ť You are
not as happy, not as fulfilled as you thought you would be when you become
rich. Some void inside you tells you that you are not living your purpose.
â€śWhat is my purpose?â€ť you ask. The problem is this: You have been seeking your
purpose only in doing.
We refer to a person as a â€śhuman being.â€ť
Those two words speak truth. The â€śhumanâ€ť represents the form â€“ the name,
clothes, house, car, job, thoughts â€“ of the person. The â€śbeingâ€ť is the formless
without which there would be no form, no â€śhuman.â€ť In trying to find your
purpose, you have completely abandoned â€śbeingâ€ť and focused on â€śhuman.â€ť As long
as you continue searching in that state, you will hardly find or fulfill your
purpose. You are not a human doing.
Let me put it in another way. You are to be
and to do. But before you do, you will have to be. Most people however are so
focused on doing that they neglect being. They do, and do, and keep doing,
searching for their purpose in doing. Your purpose, your primary purpose
precisely, concerns being and not doing. â€śWhat is my purpose?â€ť you ask.
There are two levels to your purpose â€“ inner
and outer. You therefore have an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner
purpose concerns being and has to do with your Being. Inner purpose is primary.
Outer purpose concerns doing and it is secondary.
Your inner purpose is to be conscious of
Consciousness. In other words, your inner purpose is to awake. This is the
purpose of every human being. Something is happening in the universe which the
human mind cannot comprehend. Our awakening is necessary in this evolutionary
stage of the universe. Your inner purpose concerns the whole, the totality of
all that is.
Your outer purpose is not constant, it
changes over time. From person to person, outer purpose varies. When you live
in alignment with your inner purpose, you have laid the basis for your outer
purpose. Through shrewdness, motivation, hard work, or struggle, you can do and
achieve certain things. But there will be no experience of joy in such
striving. It all ends up in some form of pain.
What is your outer purpose when you are
travelling? To travel. When you get to your destination, your outer purpose is
to be there. When you meet someone there, you outer purpose is to meet that
person. When you are cooking, your outer purpose is to cook. When you are
speaking, your outer purpose is to speak. What is your outer purpose now? To
read this post.
When your inner purpose aligns with
your outer purpose, amazing things happen. The Source or God does things
through you. You become Godâ€™s instrument to achieve Godâ€™s plan. Consciousness
flows into what you do. Two people can do the same thing and achieve different
results. Actions are not primary. What is primary is the state of consciousness
the actions are carried out.
When your inner purpose is in alignment
with your outer purpose, the Source or God does things through you. You become
Godâ€™s instrument to achieve Godâ€™s design.