Do you remember the last time you performed a truly SELFLESS act? I’d like you to pause and remember that experience.
How did you FEEL in that moment?
There’s a rush of giddiness, energy and satisfaction when we do something good for another human being. THAT warm-fuzzy feeling is the key to a universal truth about your life’s purpose.
Okay, I’ve got a confession…
I used to think that my life purpose is: to be happy, follow my dreams and eat mangoes joyfully (and sloppily) over the sink while no one is watching. Seriously.
But then, while recovering from cancer a few years back, I discovered that there’s something even better than enjoying succulent fruit while fantasizing about my bucket list.
The Truth about Your Life Purpose
One of the big misconceptions about ‘life purpose’ is that it’s about personal happiness, or pursuing only your individual needs and desires.
And to clarify, when we speak of ‘life purpose’ it doesn’t necessarily mean what you do for work, or what charitable causes you contribute to.
Your life purpose is BIGGER than that.
It’s about how you fundamentally orient yourself to other sentient beings, and how you consider your impact on others in thought and action.
If we’re going to be effective in resolving problems that are genuinely global in scope, then we need to make this mental shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’.
The Cosmic Project
When you make this mental shift from merely personal growth to pursuing the ‘cosmic project’, your energy shifts to a universal scale.
You start to ask yourself: What can I share of myself that will lift others up?
Imagine what humanity could accomplish if we all sought to contribute our talents and skills to the greater good!! No single religious orthodoxy has the power to initiate this change. There is no charismatic leader, no unifying manifesto or authority to report to.
Achieving world peace and justice has to be lead by you, me and thousands of other people with huge hearts. We are called to tap into the powerful universal force that manifests in the world as selflessness.
How do you fit into the Cosmic Project?
A Meditation For You
This 16 minute meditation will help you tap into your purpose, visualize how your unique gifts can contribute to meaningful change, and to gain perspective of the BIG PICTURE.
Before you start, make sure you have your journal nearby so you can make notes after you’re done, while the experience is still fresh.
Press PLAY when you’re ready!
After you’re done, please share your experience because YOUR STORY could inspire someone else and cause them to have a revelation. Join the discussion in the comments below!