I feel as if I’ve been really struggling with the notion of purpose for a long time now and I’m not really sure what to do with it. You should live every moment of your life fully but what should you really do in those moments?
It’s all about priorities I guess, what is most important to do in that one moment. But how could you possibly know what to do? Every moment is so vast of possibility that all that is limiting what you could do is unpreparedness and ill health. If you don’t think about what you want to do, you can’t do it. I guess this is where awareness comes into view, to help you figure out exactly what you want to do in that moment.
Then the bigger question would be: should you just do what you feel like, or should you think everything out more fully? Intuition or logic? But I guess this must be an age old question. Giving in to mere whimsical desires or living for the future. After all, most recently, this must have been a big driving force behind the hippie movement in the 60s, the liberation of constraints on desires.
Maybe this is biased, but I really believe that living entirely for the future is not the best way to go. Living for the future, working towards a better reality, although it will eventually lead you to a better future present, leaves little room for enjoyment of the true current present. This is where so many people struggle, myself included, to find a balance between preparing for the future and just really being in tune with the present.
So I guess then the bigger idea is just to be in tune with what you feel you need at a current moment and acting upon that if it truly and deeply reflects your innermost self and what is best for you.
Knowing what is best for you (from your own perspective and no one else’s) requires really knowing yourself. But that’s talk for another time. So I shall leave you here.
Good day and good night,