Why am I here?
I have been doing quite a bit of thinking lately about my Life Purpose…Why am I here and what can I achieve while I am here. I know I don’t just want to be a consumer of life, to go on day after day using manufactured products and duplicating the same year of my life over and over again, the only difference being that I am getting older each year.
When Steve Irwin died I couldn’t help but think how much he achieved in his relatively short life and how much he changed and how much will continue to change as a result of his existence. How many people make that sort of difference?
I am at a place at the moment where I want to give my life purpose, but how? I have already done up my 100 dreams list, I know I want to retire when I am 40 and I have a plan in place with goals for each year that I am on track with, but what is the real purpose to my life and how can I, like Steve has done, make a bigger difference?
In my search, I came across a book by Dan Millman called ‘The Life You Were Born To Live – A guide to finding you life purpose’ and I have started to read it. First I calculated my birth numbers that related to chapters that talks specifically to me and who I am. As Dan says in the book ‘ At birth, our parents gave us a name; the universe gave us a number.’ I know that sounds a bit ‘freaky’ but when I started to read the chapters that were linked to my birth numbers I started to get a clearer picture of who I am and why and how I am motivated. Without going into all the details it is important for me to have a sense of freedom and discipline. The best way to describe it is a discipline to dig deeply into life, into the heart of experience, rather than just skimming the surface.
My biggest discovery on this journey to uncover my life purpose is not to define what it is in minute detail, but to realise what is important to me and that is freedom and the experiences that that will bring. I see now that I can’t just put everything on hold until I turn 40 and retire, I need to experience snapshots of what my ideal life will be like, now. Sounds like fun, I can’t wait to get started. I have just got to remember to think BIG.
Yours in Design