Welcome to Journey of Purpose! Today, we begin with Why? The first day is always a reflection about what this Journey is about for you. Why do you care about purpose? What does it mean to you? What do you hope to learn? What would you like to gain? What would you like to release? Below are Steve’s reflections on Why; See mine here:
Steve (Meet Steve here.)
Why? Why am I committing to participating in this Journey of Purpose?
In some respects, I have no idea what my purpose in life is. I worked for a living from the time I was a young teenager, until 2 years ago, when I “retired” at age 63. (I don’t like that word. I prefer to think of it as an opportunity to “restructure”). While I was working for a living, that was purpose enough. Now, my time is less structured, and I have more time for walks, reading, doing some volunteer work. Exploring my spirituality, and how does that show up in my life. The question comes up, “what is my purpose in life?” I have no ready answer for that.
I hesitated committing to this Journey of Purpose. I’ve just participated in two other Journeys, and felt ready for a break. And I worried for a time about what happens if I go on this journey, and don’t find my higher Purpose?
I came to realize that I wanted to do this journey of purpose. Not to “find” my purpose, but to explore the concept of Purpose, what does it even mean? My purpose changes moment by moment, to be awake, and available to live in life, to respond to whatever is needed in the moment, whether It’s washing dishes, cooking a great meal, helping a young person with their reading lessons. What do I call these purposes?
I am doing this journey to have Fun! I enjoy the process, and the commitment to the journey. I find there is purpose enough in the process of living, and taking on a journey of exploration. I want to have fun on the journey, and not get bogged down in seriousness. I want to give myself a break, and not buy into my self-critic’s judgments. I want to have fun with this exploration. That’s why I am committing to this Journey of Purpose.