There is a difference between our purpose and desire. We all have the same purpose but those who have yet to awaken may mistake desire for their purpose. Before I started to truly awaken last year, I thought I had found my purpose. That purpose was to write and to share my story of overcoming anxiety and depression.
Now, almost 40 years later I realize that writing isn’t my purpose at all. My purpose is to awake. Writing is a desire to be realized, as are all desires given to us by the God within us.
Prior to this awakening experience, I thought that purpose was something unique to each of us. The more I read Neville Goddard’s teachings and the more I cross-reference material like the bible, the Zohar, and study experiences of various mystics, it’s clear that our true purpose is to “Awake”.
There is a difference between purpose and desire. I’ll be the first to admit that what I’m saying won’t make sense to everyone and that is okay. Had someone pointed this out to me a couple of years ago I may not have given it a second thought? Now, I simply have no doubt. So, I’ll reiterate, our purpose is to awake and the things we feel called to do our desires. Those big desires we have fueled by what we call passion is often what we think our purpose is in life.
If you pay attention to enough motivational content, then you’ll notice that the question of “why” often comes up as well. What is your why? Well, the why is really the outcome, the feeling of what fulfilling a desire will provide. Contemplate what I’m saying, especially if it resonates a little but doesn’t fully make sense. All the answers are within anyway!