Monday, April 6, 2009

Joys of effortless living

I often wonder why there is so much struggle to our existence.Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could find a way to make our lives more effortless,balanced and peaceful?A way to free ourselves from our daily dilemmas to creating a life where making choices were much easier,where we experienced minimal effort to move forward,and where we were fully supported by nature in all our pursuits.

The key to this lies in gaining clarity about the purpose of your own existance.Why are we here and what are we aiming to do?I do believe each one of us on earth is hugely gifted and has a special purpose-but do we take the time to discover it in ourselves;or are we just on a treadmill of activity going almost nowhere?Do you want to be more successful or do you want to make a more significant contribution?Do you want more money or greater happiness?Whats the role of family and friends in our life?Whats our commitment to community and environment?If you had to make a real choice,what's that one thing that you would like your life to be about?On your deathbed,what is it that you would feel most proud about your life?

Some of the most powerful statements of purpose tend to revolve around an absolute and inner goal-absolute in that they are not set relative to others and inner in that their progress is not measureable by external parameters of evaluation like carrer,money,fame,achievement.

As you think deeply about your purpose and begin to anchor your life around it,you may well be surprised with the wonderful direction your life may effortlessely begin to take.

Consider that we have two types of purpose in our lives.There's the external purpose and then there's the core purpose.The external purpose of living is the roles we choose our lives-the roles at our work and our relationships;whether we want to be a business owner,an artist,a scientist,a tennis player or a homemaker.Also,our role as a parent,as a child,and as a friend.

The core purpose,i appears may well be the same for all of us-to circle around undertaking the inner journey of self-realisation;to build greater self-awareness and deeper understanding of who we essenstialy are;to conquer our fears and anxieties and eventually to transcend ourselves.

Once we make it the central theme of whatever we do,the notions of happiness,balance,and legacy are not longer illusory.As they say,"It does not matter what you do,but how you do it".

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