What’s my purpose?
What’s my purpose?
Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? For many years I was on a frantic mission to find my purpose. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I wanted to help people and to change the world. I wasn’t sure how and I wasn’t sure when, but I longed for a lofty purpose.
What was I supposed to be doing? How could I make a difference? These were the questions that whirred in my head.
Does that ring true for you? Do you feel the urge to make a difference?
A few year ago things changed for me – but why? Why do I no longer feel ‘purpose anxiety’ and go on binges of self-development training, reading books or endless writing in my journal?
That restless searching has been replaced with a settled space. I rarely (if ever) feel that agitation of wanting or needing a purpose.
The difference is that I don’t see my purpose as a ‘thing to do’ but rather a space to reside in. As I rest my attention inside I notice that my purpose shifts and changes. Sometimes I notice my purpose is to walk the dog or make a cup of tea. On other occasions I see that my purpose is to run a conference, start a podcast or plan a coaching programme.
My purpose is to stay curious about the miraculous unfolding of life itself.
An image came to mind as I gazed out of the window whilst writing this.
Imagine a beautiful garden, with sub-gardens and meandering tracks and streams. Life is my guide. She is leading me on a journey through this magical garden and beckoning me down paths, rockeries, lawns and flowerbeds. My purpose is to keep my eye on life and see where she next takes me. My purpose is to experience whatever unfolds in front of me…. I am to trust that life (my truest self) will reveal this to me.
My purpose is to be with what is. My purpose is to enjoy the garden.
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About Liz Scott & Stuart Newberry
Liz Scott & Stu Newberry are Coaching Skills trainers and 3P practitioners. They help develop coaching cultures within schools and organisations. Liz & Stu use their understanding of the 3Ps within their training and are experiencing great successes and results in the organisations they are working in. Download an Introduction to the Three Principles here. Want to de-stress in just 28 days? Recharge on the Run is a FREE audio series (delivered to your inbox daily) that will help you discover your inner peace of mind. Find out more about Liz & Stu at Liz Scott Coaching and Training