The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Have you ever wondered what the point of life is?
Why are we here?
Where are we going? How can I make a difference?
These are very normal questions for spiritually aware beings like humans, but they can be overwhelming!
So what is the point of our existence anyway?
A guru can tell you, so can a spiritual teacher, a boss or parent, but ask yourself quickly…
What’s in it for ME?
We live our lives in the best way we can to face our individual, social and collective responsibilities, but who is responsible for you, the individual carrying the world on your shoulders?
The only answer can be YOU!
You are responsible for your on life, health, happiness and perceived success or failure.
Now, before you stamp your feet and feel overwhelmed, take a moment to realise that if you are alive right now, in this moment of reading this, you are coping 100% as you should. You have already survived!
What we want to now do is to polish this survival skill so that you can meet your responsibilities to everyone important to you AND meet the responsibilities that you have towards yourself.
As you take this month to settle into your goals and the new year, take some time to take stock of where you have been personally, and where you would like your life to take you. Make a point of congratulating yourself when your tasks or deadlines have been completed and take a moment to reward yourself.
This does two things;
Firstly it will cause you to prioritise and focus on the task at hand and the quality of the work you are producing. We can only honestly congratulate ourselves if we feel as if we have done a good job. Our work output therefore improves and so does our self worth.
Secondly your awareness will be brought to what ever it is that you are doing. Our purpose will be shown to us so we can polish it or redefine it.
Now ask yourself, what’s in it for ME?