Your Purpose is not Defined by Titles and Achievements


Even if you assume we are just one of countless microcosms in the Universe, nature shows you daily that even the smallest organism has a purpose. Let’s take the human body as an example. Scientists have proven that your body replaces every cell roughly every seven years.

I am sure I can confidently state you don’t stay up at night deciding which cells go where, but that is exactly what your body is doing. Cells are being reproduced to replace the ones in your heart, liver, skeleton and every other part of your body.

A Higher Consciousness wired you with purpose

Have you stopped to think who makes the right number, size, and shape of cells? Why do some cells know they need to replace the ones in the stomach while others know they must replace the ones in the lungs? Extend this reasoning to things around you, why does a cell become part of a monkey and another part of a stone.

This is what leads me to conclude there must be a Higher Intelligence beyond our understanding who is orchestrating this, not only for us, but for every cell in existence. It follows then that everything we see contains a part of this Higher Power.

If some Higher Intelligence takes the time and trouble to manage the purpose of your cells, doesn’t it make sense that it must have wired each one of us with a purpose as well?

We are always learning, evolving and blossoming

Humans are wired to perform a different purpose than camels or elephants, etc. No humans are alike, each one operates with an independent mind. And, as far as science knows, we are the only species that get to reflect on our lives and decide its direction. Humans also can live far beyond the five senses (touch, smell, taste, hearing, and sight). Philosophers call this reality present in the spirit realm the sixth sense. This is where we connect with our soul, spirit or higher self.

Anyone who has put in some years knows, while the body can grow old and decay, our souls never get old, they look to rejuvenate by learning and experiencing new things and they call us to break out of our comfort and try them. I also know that good things can never happen when we refuse to heed our spirit’s call.

Thinking our careers, titles and accomplishment define who we are confuses our search for our true purpose. It is our actions that set the stage for us to carry out what a Higher Power meant for us to do. Therefore, purpose is defined by a commitment to take action that helps create a greater good. Here are some examples;

1) Providing a voice for those without one

2) Standing up against injustice and the oppression of others

3) Shedding a light on new knowledge

4) Inspiring others to do their best

5) Showing and motivating others to find the courage to try new things.

6) Uniting people of diverse points of view to create a common vision.

There are so many more. The wonderful thing about your purpose is that you can exercise whether you are the son of a carpenter or the CEO of a large organization. It does not matter who you are, what position you hold or your level of wealth. Your level of effort for this cause will be the measure of success, not how much money you make or how many people you affect.

Reach into your heart, look at the positive ways you interact with the world. This is where your purpose lies.

The world needs your talents today. That is why you are here now.

Remember, paying gratitude for your life forward will fill you with much joy and contentment.

Previously published here and reprinted with the author’s permission.

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