What am I supposed to do with my life?
What difference am I making?
Am I doing enough?
Legacy? What legacy?
The problem with these questions is every one of them takes you out into the future and away from right NOW. And it’s in the NOW that life happens. Not in some future moment.
Eckhart Tolle has a powerful quote:
“Not what you do but how you do what you do, determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny.”
It’s not about the outcome, it’s not even about the action, it’s about ‘who’ you are ‘being’ as you perform each action. When we do something for some end result we neglect the crucial question about the consciousness in our action. Who are we when we’re performing the actions in our life?
Are we stressed out, overwhelmed neurotics with a million things on our ‘to-do’ list, ‘trying’ to live a life of accomplishment that will create some kind of important legacy??
Or, are we present, open to the moment, conscious of our energy, aware of who we are being?
You still do what you do. You still take action. The shift is, you honour the bedrock from which your actions are being generated. You recognize that it’s not just about ‘getting it done’ and checking a box on your list. It’s about infusing the energy of YOU into each and every moment of your life.
Your life purpose is the same as mine, the same as everyone’s: Be here now.
Simple. Not to be mistaken for easy.