“Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concerns Being and is primary. Outer purpose concerns doing and it is secondary. Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that purpose with every other person on the planet – because it is the purpose of humanity. Your inner purpose is an essential part of the purpose of the whole, the universe and its emerging intelligence. Your outer purpose can change over time. It varies greatly from person to person. Finding and living in alignment with the inner purpose is the foundation for fulfilling your outer purpose. It is the basis for true success. Without that alignment, you can still achieve certain things through effort, struggle, determination, and sheer hard work or cunning. But there is no joy in such endevor, and it invariably ends in some form of suffering.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
The world we live in nowadays and the way we spend most of our time keep many of us from reflecting on the meaning of life, from contemplating on the reason of our existence and from getting to know who we truly are deep down inside.
We’re running around like crazy people, constantly doing something, keeping ourselves busy and bragging with how hard we work, but we rarely stop to think whether all these things we are doing and all this hard work is increasing our happiness, or is amplifying the stress, anxiety, and unhappiness that is already present in our lives.
Living in this world sometimes scares me because at times it feels as if we have forgotten how to think our own thoughts, how to have our beliefs and ideas and how to a life that we can honestly call our own. We’re copying everyone else’s behaviors and we’re doing whatever everyone else is doing, failing to realize that we weren’t born to be like everyone else. We weren’t born to do what everyone else is doing and we weren’t born to be a second rate version of someone else.
I don’t know why the world is as it is and why we care so little about honoring ourselves and living our lives with integrity but what I do know is that we are all here for a reason and those who dare to look for this reason will eventually find it. And when they do, their whole lives will be transformed and even though from the outside it will look as if they are part of the “lucky” ones, they will know that luck has nothing to do with it. And they will know that if they deserve to live a beautiful, abundant, happy and loving life, so does everyone else.