If everything is as it is meant to be, then how do we make the most of any given situation, the sometimes immense suffering life and other people throw at us, which we seem to have no choice in, it can seem unfair and intolerable, a horrible child hood, poverty, cancer, death of loved ones, job lose, homelessness, maybe life is all about different degrees of suffering, the challenge of continuing in an ambiguous quest to find our purpose, but there seems to be no solid answer to this question, and that often is the biggest demotivator, in my experience.
Are we demotivated by not having an answer to the question “what is my purpose?” or are we demotivated by the need for an answer to that question, it seems that the answer is ambiguous, there is no definite answer, maybe the answer is the question, our purpose is to find our unique purpose, or perhaps a more accurate answer might be, too learn to listen to that inner voice, constantly telling us our purpose, and it has always been doing so, since we were children, beneath the din of school, parents and society, the universe has been telling us all along.
The big challenge is really to have faith in and fully follow our purpose, the thing that we really enjoy doing, which grows us and communicates ourselves to others, if only we could be true to ourselves and not swayed by those who have lost their purpose, and instead spent their time on distractions, the shallow and wonderful things made to keep us focused on mass consumption, convenience and passivity, an inability to face difficulty, seeking the quick fix, disposable cups, gloves, plastic trees, a sea of entertainment.
It seems we are meant to face the difficulties head on, in order to learn how to over come them, but we will keep facing a new set of challenges, once one has been overcome another will appear, this is our fate, so perhaps the solution is to accept and learn how to better deal with these lessons to benefit from them and then let them go, to make room for the next.
Thanks for reading, Sam.