As we start to become aware of the illusion of this reality, people often ask me – “What is my purpose?” and “Why am I here?”
And my response is the same – The awareness of your purpose is equal to your awareness of what you are.
The more you remember “what” you are, the more you remember what your purpose is. The more you discover “what” you are, the more you discover what it needs you to do, and why you are here.
Without awareness, one is travelling a purposeless no-journey. If you want to start your journey with purpose, you need to start to remember. Remembering is the most natural thing in the world to do – after all, it is remembering all that you really are beneath the illusion of consciousness.
If one does not remember, then there is only the journey of life, and a journey of life alone has no meaning, and is therefore a purposeless no-journey.
And so purpose and awareness go hand-in-hand. You cannot fulfil your purpose without being aware of the “what” you really are.
Then the question is asked, “Then how do I remember, how to I become aware?” And the answer is simple – you have to let go of your image of ‘you’. You have to quieten your mind, slow your brain, leave memory and expectations behind. Go deeper beneath the busyness of your thoughts and your life.
Life is full of images, stresses and pressures. Expectations of oneself, expectations of family and even your work or friends. Expectations of life itself.
And so the only way to become aware is to be quite within. To give your inner voice a chance to speak. To give your real feelings a chance to be felt with clarity – simply, an intent to know “what” you are.
How you do that is up to you. Guided meditation, such as those available at The Journey Home are the most effective way to let go of the outer, and reveal the state of inner awareness. However, it doesn’t matter how or where you do it, it just matters that you do.
Perhaps you can be quite within by sitting up in bed at night and finding peaceful reflection in the quiet of your own space, or perhaps you prefer to sit in a park. Perhaps you sit at the ocean side, or just take time out on the couch. You don’t need to sit cross-legged on a mat, you don’t need crystals or incense or gongs or mantras. You don’t need outer tools or images, you just need you.
I offer guided meditation because it is the most effective way to channel one’s intent into a deeply calm and inner space, and guide the outer mind into its most natural inner state.
What matters is that you want to be in touch with “what” you are, to be in touch with your inner being, so that it may speak to you, show you what you need to see. So you can connect with the inner light that you are and begin to gain clarity and awareness .. and the purpose will follow.
My wife Diane appeared to me yesterday in response to a discussion I had with someone asking about how to find the way they needed to go on their journey. Diane told me this analogy, which I would like to share with you .. “Inner energy is like a message written on the bottom of a beautiful pond. But you cannot read the message until the waters on top are very, very still and calm.”
… That is why we must find a quiet place within ourselves to reflect, to remember, to become aware. Then, and only then, will purpose prevail.”