A simple route to purpose

Most of us are engaged as knowledge workers, where we do mainly repetitive and not very fulfiling daily tasks. It leaves a discontent, a feeling that we are not really making a difference.

We can’t all be entrepreneurs or freelancers, we can’t all quit our jobs immediately and roam the world. Of course, over a period of time, anything is achievable.

However, we can choose on a daily basis to do some art, to write a journal, to craft something, to make something, baking a cake, cooking, singing, playing the guitar…to do a small thing that gives a sense of contributing, of doing something that is purposeful. Stepping away from the dripping tap of distraction that is the digital unreal world of unconsciousness.

We live in a world that is instant everything, yet we are so unsatisfied. Satisfaction comes from being present and focusing on one thing, often a simple thing, that brings us real joy and taking our time to enjoy it, not rushing to elsewhere.

We are creators

All human beings are born creators, sadly we are taught and conditioned from an early age ‘don’t make a mess’ or ‘colour within the lines’, essentially take out the risk and do as you are told. Follow the programme.

It’s a repeating process because the children become the adults and the same de-risking process is continued generation after generation.

A question we can ask ourselves is ‘what did I create today?’. We don’t have to be creating huge amazing things, but a step by step daily process of small creations leads to an amazing creation.

Our sense of fulfilment can be satisfied by creating and rarely by simply doing the same tasks every day.