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Fluid vs. Fixed Life Purpose

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Fluid vs. Fixed Life Purpose

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going

to talk about life purpose.

The first thing I want to say about

this is that relentlessly adhering

to a life purpose that you previously

declared for yourself can actually

prevent you from feeling what is

most alive and true in you right now.

So my invitation for you to explore

is what if your life purpose was

more fluid than it was fixed?

How would it change your

relationship to finding your purpose?

How would it change your relationship

to your current sense of purpose?

How would it change the pressure you

feel to figure out that one thing that

you're supposed to do with your life?

And how would it change the way you listen

to what feels most true in you in each

moment, rather than having to refresh

the story of who you are and what you're

supposed to do that has more to do with

a past self than your current self?

We're inundated with all of these

different ideas about what it

means to have a life of purpose.

And a lot of them can be reduced to

being this thing that we need to uncover.

And once we uncover it, that's

our thing and we have to live

the rest of our life that way.

It doesn't always go that way.

For some people, that might be true.

But for most, it tends to be more fluid.

And something that might be true and feel

purposeful at one stage in your life might

feel very different at another stage.

And that's true from day to day as well.

In fact, you could even take

each moment as your purpose.

Being in this moment fully, deeply,

richly, and inhabiting it with as

much honesty and love as you can.

That's a beautiful life purpose.

And it's very different than the

usual ideas of finding that thing

and having to stick to that thing.

If that works for you, great.

But I hope this gives you another way

to think about purpose and perhaps

a little bit more ease if you're

struggling to find that one thing

that's supposed to be your life purpose.

Thank you for your practice.

Let's settle in for today's meditation.

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