On purpose

Some of us get caught up with our life’s Purpose. How quickly or well we are achieving it, or whether we have one at all. When the P feels capitalized, we judge. How far we’ve climbed the mountain, or whether we have even found the mountain we were meant to climb.

Some say our purpose is all the same: To allow God to see the world through us, to experience being in physical form, in 8 billion individual ways. This is the “Power of Now” perspective. I believe in it, as the beginning, but not as the end.

Mindfulness is crucial, and is a catalyst for what inevitably comes next.

When we are tuned into the moment, micro-purposes confront us in abundance. When we are gratefully tuned in, they feel like opportunities rather than obligations. We begin to take joyful stands, without feeling pressed to bite off more than we can chew. We may care more for the Earth, love better, practice compassion, or claim more freedom.

When we fulfill these micro-purposes, we contribute to the energy of the collective.

It’s not about God simply getting the pleasure of seeing the world through our eyes. It’s about giving God the space to gently lead us toward better versions of ourselves, however gradually. As we move in this direction, collectively, then we allow His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Austin Fletcher’s latest New Age Christianity podcast episode is the Purpose Driven Lie. Check it out. I am grateful for his study of the Bible and the conclusions he has drawn (see the earliest episodes of his podcast). I hope his ideas spread.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Ghandi