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Why We Do What We Do

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



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Why We Do What We Do

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session we're going to

talk about why at the heart of all

of our striving, we're just trying to

feel more whole, connected and loved.

This may feel like a hard truth

to, to touch into, especially

when we're caught in our mission

or working hard toward our goals.

It can feel like these pursuits

are, uh, ends in themselves.

They're the things that we want,

that will give us the satisfaction.

But if we really drop into it and we

really see, why am I doing what I'm doing?

Why do I want to get in this relationship?

Why do I want this job?

Why do I want to make this money?

Or why do I want to live in this location?

There's often a sense that, that it

will reduce to feeling a little bit

more whole connected to other people

or something bigger than ourselves

and feel a sense of, uh, love.

And so you don't have to

take this at face value.

You can explore this in your own

life and, and just play the around

with asking yourself the question.

Why do I do what I do?

It's like, why do I have this job?

Why do I do it?

It's like to make money.

Well, why do I, why do I want money?

Well, then I could have a family.

Well, why do I want to have a family?

Well then I'll feel more connected.

Why do I want to feel more connected?

Because I don't feel more

loved, whatever it might be.

It might take a longer period of time

to really get to the essence of it.

But most things will reduce

to some sense of feeling more

whole, connected and loved.

And so if we just for a moment, take

that as a potential truth, it's really

an invitation for us to explore why we're

doing what we're doing in the world.

There are certain things we

absolutely need to do, you know,

especially like making money so

that we can have a home, a roof over

our head take care of our family.

Uh, and so we continue to do that,

but look at other things that you

might be pursuing thinking that, h,

this is going to give me a sense of

connection, like make a lot of money.

Or this is going to give me a sense

of love, like have a lot of fame.

And try and challenge those things.

Because often we have distorted

ideas of how these things will

bring us that love or connection.

And if you talk to people who have

accomplished those things, you'll often

see that they're not in the place that

you really think it will take you.

So this is why it is important to

periodically assess why we're doing

what we're doing and whether or not our

current life path is truly taking us

in the direction of these deeper needs.

So hopefully this gives you

something to think about.

Thank you for your practice.

And let's settle in

for today's meditation.

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