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.

Before the internet

All this information that we consume, what do we do with it?

The hours we spend glued to the network, looking at other peoples lives, reading news, consuming endless GBs of data.

How is it enriching our lives?

Maybe once in a while, we could switch it off, just be and enjoy the simple existence that a human can have. After all, what did humans do with their time before the internet?