Everything in this Universe (including You) exists for a reason. What if you exist simply to be happy?
Passion. Purpose. Two fairly important words, wouldn’t you say? Two words that seem to be kind of misunderstood because everybody’s chasing them and yet there seems like there’s a lot of conflict so let’s just eliminate some of the misconceptions and let’s get straight to something that can help you out a little bit.
Passion, this feeling of excitement and doing the things you really want to do, the things you’re fired up about. Have you noticed that a lot of times we think about those things when we’re doing the exact opposite. You know you think about the dream business when you’re doing the job you don’t like or you think about having a vacation when you’re stuck doing something you don’t want to do, that’s when we tend to think a lot about our passion.
But that passion is not a luxury, it’s not a someday thing, that passion, maybe there’s other words for it, maybe it’s enthusiasm, maybe it’s just happiness. That’s your natural state, it’s not something that you go and conquer, accomplish and conquer, change all this whole life experience so then you can have it, it’s there with you right now.
So passion is not a luxury, passion is a necessary ingredient for a joyous life. But on the other hand we have this word called purpose and you ever notice that a lot of times when people use that word they get very serious, especially if they’re trying to convince you that they know what your purpose is and they say you know, I have something for you and I’ll help you find your purpose. Man anybody tells you that they know your purpose, that’s impossible, nobody can know your purpose except for you. But don’t get all bent out of shape if you feel like you’re off your path.
Purpose is not some heavy, serious thing, sure it can be but if you have ears to hear these words, if you’ve got eyes to watch this video, if you’ve got a brain and a mind to think about this message, that proves you exist. And there’s nothing in this entire universe that exists without a reason for doing so. So the fact that we can have this conversation right now means that you exist which means you do have a purpose. So don’t worry about finding your purpose.
What if what if your purpose is to be happy? And I’m not saying that’s right for you, only you can be the judge of that, but what if the greatest gift that you can give to anyone else on this planet was the gift of your own joy? Your own well being? What if you being happy was the best possible thing that you could do for anybody else? How’s that land for you? Do you have any voices coming into your head saying yeah but if I’m only happy then I’m being really selfish.
Well think about it, you being fully and authentically you, how do you treat other people when you feel that way? Do you treat them worse or do you treat them a little better? When you’re really feeling good, when you’re feeling passionate, when you’re feeling alive, when you’re feeling full, don’t you tend to look at other people a little bit softer? Don’t you tend to see other people as being the best that they can be when you’re in that state of well-being?
I will share this with you, you seeing other people as being the best that they can be, there’s not a greater gift that you can give and you can only see them when you’re taking care of yourself. So your passion, your enthusiasm, your joy, your well being, your happiness which is available to you right now one thought at a time is actually the greatest gift that you can give. And you get to be easy about this, there’s no rush. There’s no need to worry about being on the path, you can’t be off of it.
So just chill out, find your own footing, find your own happiness, and then watch as the gifts and the service that you bring to other people happens naturally.