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What Do You Want to Do For The Rest of Your Life?

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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What Do You Want to Do For The Rest of Your Life?

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Hey, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

So recently I saw a quote on Instagram

and it said, "What do you want to do

every day for the rest of your life?

Do that."

Now it was part of a

personal development page.

And I appreciate the perspective

that this is coming from.

It's about being connected to

your passion, what you care about.

And there's some value to using it as a

guided, guiding question to explore what

you might want to commit to more deeply.

But my response to that question is how

could you possibly know what you want to

do every day for the rest of your life?

I hardly know what I want to eat for

lunch today, let alone what I want

to commit to for the rest of my life.

And maybe I'm being too critical of

this quote, but I think questions

like this put a tremendous amount

of pressure on us to have it all

figured out and to know our life path.

And even if the question is coming from

a pure place and it's meant to get you

in touch with what you love, I just

think it's too big and it can easily

be overwhelming, leading us to, to talk

ourselves out of trying new things that

maybe we're interested in, but fearful

of committing our entire life to.

So I don't believe you need to know what

you're going to do the rest of your life.

I don't believe you even need to know

what you'll do the next five years.

All you can do is try a bunch

of things out and make the best

decision at this point in time about

what feels right to you right now.

Passion for things,

life, it grows over time.

It grows from our interests.

And you always have a right to change your

passion and the path you want to take.

So my alternative question for you, if

you're struggling with this, if you're

trying to figure out what should I do.

Instead of what am I going to

do for the rest of my life?

Maybe ask, what do I feel

inspired to explore more deeply

at this point in my life?

Use mindfulness to connect to

that, to feel that more deeply.

And then trust, the first step you

need to take in that direction.

See how it unfolds.

Maybe it's something you'll

do for the rest of your life.

Maybe it's something you'll do

for a week and try something new.

You always have the right to change.

I'll talk to you in the meditation.

Thank you for your practice and take care.

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