Did you ever wonder why you’re here? I mean, of all the things you do, what was your soul’s ultimate purpose in coming here?
What is your greatest gift to the world?
One morning while I was on vacation, I listened to New Dimensions on the local community radio station while I was doing my yoga (it’s a fantastic show). The guest that day was author Jonathan Robinson. He shared several interesting stories, as well as tips and techniques for becoming happier.
The one that stuck with me most was a question he told listeners to ask themselves:
What would you do if you had plenty of money and yet were still required to work 40 hours each week?
Answering this question will help you get to the answer to “in other words, what is the work that you find so rewarding or important that you would do it for free?”
I encourage you to engage with this question in two ways. First, answer it now, as you’re reading, right off the top of your head. What springs to mind immediately?
Next, take some time to think about it and ponder what you would do in this position. Take some time to picture the life you would lead if you had all the resources you needed. What calls to you? What is your sacred work? Is it something you already do, or a lifelong dream that hasn’t been realized yet? Write out the answers in your journal.
I’ve found this exercise to be a valuable reminder of my purpose in this lifetime. I hope it will do the same for you. If you’d like to share, leave a message in the comments section. I’d love to hear about your life’s passions!