Pain is the clarion of aliveness trumpeting that you are living in the marvelous tender cause of life! ~ Bryant McGill
Do you ever wonder about what your purpose is? Does it give you a headache when you think about it? It used to be that way for me too.
What if discovering your purpose isn’t as hard as you think. I love this quote from the teachings of Werner Erhard:
“When you get rid of the blocks, what you have is aliveness, and when the blocks are gone, purpose emerges. There is no use searching externally for purpose, or trying to “pull it in.” It is already there. Just focus on clearing out what is between you and aliveness, so every time we create greater aliveness, the purpose is being served. Aliveness and purpose are practically the same thing. The purpose is greater aliveness, so every time we create greater aliveness, the purpose is being served.
As more and more of us get to see that the purpose is greater aliveness, it happens that all of us start to do the same thing – we start serving the purpose. Life comes on to us in our own terms, and so does the opportunity to serve.
That everyone is serving the purpose in a different way does not mean that everyone is doing something different. That’s the illusion. We do the same thing in different ways. As each of us makes our part of the whole really work, the purpose is being served.” ~ Werner Erhard
What worked for me was to let go of taking my career transition seriously. I needed a little coaching and some help from my friends to do that. I started putting building blocks together that made me FEEL alive – like laughing, dancing, playing with my friends, creating adventures, and designing work I love doing.
I stopped looking for an answer and began living my way into the answer. And guess what? I’m STILL at it. It’s an ongoing “construction project” that allows me to daily live my purpose which is “to playfully celebrate life”.
My clients struggle with this in much the same way I used to. It’s hard to act on inner promptings before you know where they will lead you on the path to your purpose. It’s doubly hard when your life didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to or if you are in the midst of a career transition.
But every step you take toward aliveness, the more clarity you gain about how to design and build your “Sexy Second Act”. Because you know what? Each step is a building block setting the foundation for a happy ending as the man in this article discovered during his career transition.
What could be better than designing and building your own unique “happily ever after” career and life?
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