Everyone’s question, the question we are always asked, is “Am I on my path?” Now this is asked in many ways. “What is my purpose?” is a favorite. At this time, the beginning of your year, let us take a good look at this and set aside misunderstandings. This would be the time to understand what your purpose really is.
We want to point out to you that you all seem to see yourselves as not accomplishing anything of import. Your point of view is relative. You compare yourselves to others. You have no way, in your current state of awareness, to assess the effect you are having on the world. You all seem to think that you ‘should’ be doing things like that other one is doing. Well, may we point out that if you were doing what that other one is doing there would need to be another to do what you are doing? This universe is not in the habit of making mistakes or of leaving things that need doing undone. This is reasonable. This is logical. You can understand this. But, when you have your view totally obscured by what you perceive as necessity, you cannot even begin to see that. And that is why time in nature, meditation, and the like are stressed so often. You are not seeing the forest, as you say, because you stare so hard at the trees.
So let us look at purpose, get a grip on what it really is, and start off anew toward fulfilling it. We can describe it in a way that makes sense to each, no matter what slot you are filling in the kaleidoscope of life.
First understand that this is an organic, ever changing world you are participating in. Each instant is completely different from the last. And you can only create this one. This one is the most important instant of all instants! And luckily, it is the one that you find yourself in. And luckily for everyone else, you have exactly what is needed right where you are.
So – what is your purpose? Your purpose is to do the very best that you know how to do in this moment. Would it surprise you to be told that that is exactly what humans are programmed to do? And further, most often they act in the best interest of those around them, as well. You call it trying to do the right thing. And if fear for self because of complete misunderstanding were removed – well, you only need to imagine that to see where it would lead.
Yes, there are those who are completely led off of this path by the misdirection of others. But they are fewer than you think, and the balance has tipped in your favor.
So let us give you a suggested way to approach this coming year, or any other actually, that will insure that you are ‘on your path’ and ‘doing it right’. We will describe it best, we think, if we explain it in the words that you would say to yourselves internally.
“I am the one who is here to do what is in front of me to do, because no one else is here and this is the place I was given. I will do the very best I know how to do with what I have. That is all that is asked of me and it is enough. I am enough. I am thankful for this life and this opportunity and I will make the best of it for myself and all life. This is the purpose I accept of my own free will.”
You see, dear friends, if the universe needed more than one of that person over there, there would be as many of him or her as needed. And if you were not needed where you are, you would be somewhere else.
So congratulations! You are about to embark on a new leg of the fantastic journey that is just around the bend. And since you understand that you need not carry all those unnecessary expectations of yourselves, you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Happy New Year!
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