If you do what you love to do, no effort is involved. No trying. No planning. No expectations. No regrets. Your purpose in life is simply to do what you love to do.
Here’s a question I never thought I’d ask: What is the spiritual significance of the Old Testament detail that Noah built the ark in his own backyard? Well, two things. First, if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing, you’ll need no help doing it. To underline that point, Noah was 500 years old when he set to work. On top of that, the entire neighbourhood thought he was nuts. Second, if you’re all about saving the world, you don’t need to go anywhere. Bloom where you’re planted.
Conventional wisdom says we need to have a life purpose. But is that true? Purpose implies future, which is precisely where purpose cannot be fulfilled. Ram Dass: Be Here Now.
No one poses the question more soulfully than Marvin Gaye does: What’s going on? The fact is, we don’t know what Life is or what it’s doing. Just ask Job. He’ll tell you.
Today I defer to Mark Twain: “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.”