Getting a "Big" Life
There is a lot of confusion about purpose. Some confuse purpose with what they do for a living. Others believe if they found their purpose they would find peace and their life would work. Ekhart Tolle gives us two distinctions for inner and outer purpose.
Inner life purpose is about how you “be” in your life. Do you move with joy, ease, excitement, peace? Or do you move from one frustration, one disappointment to the next? Most people do not live from moment to moment in the joy of the present. Instead, they live in the past or future.
These folks bounce around. They have a ceiling about how good they can allow life to be and when life gets too good they focus in a way that creates drama. When I talk to the Divine about life purpose, I have the impression that Creator wishes we would allow ourselves to be ecstatically happy. He/she/it simply wants us to be “in joy” in our lives. To do this, we must give up our addiction to doing and have a moment to moment relationship with life. This requires we live outside of our “mind” and instead live in our senses, in our bodies in the now.
I teach clients how to operate their "psychic anatomy" so they can direct their energy field into into higher and higher states of well being. Connecting with the Divine is not happenstance; it is the result of directing your attention into well being.
Outer purpose is secondary to inner purpose. For many outer purpose is what we do for a living. It gives us a solid sense of an identity. People can get lost in the stress of finding their outer purpose. Most stress, depression, and anxiety is the result of putting outer purpose ahead of inner purpose
Outer purpose is what you do in the world that assists you to feel alive. It is what you are most curious about. It is your passion. It is what gives you joy. When you do it, you feel great. You feel connected to you, others, and life.