Ever been looking for something so hard you can’t see it? I’ve spoken about life purpose with some amazing women I admire and heard a couple of them say the same thing: “Don’t look for purpose. Let it find you.”
It made me think about the other day when I needed to quickly find some information on a piece of paper. I knew which piece of paper I was looking for: its font and style was different from all of the other papers that I held in my hand.
It should have jumped out and waved at me.
Instead I shuffled through those papers. Reshuffled. Picked them up one by one, put them down one by one, and still, I couldn’t see it.
Talk about frustrating!
Let it be
I stopped for a while and then after a bit of time went back and looked at that stack of papers again. Poof – it was right there, as if by magic.
So, I ask: if we’re looking for purpose, are we actually putting blinders on and are incapable of seeing what’s right in front of us?
Maybe. I think it all comes back to the old standby: time will tell.
This experience leads me to give this advice: don’t look too hard for what you want. If you’ve been looking really hard and haven’t found anything. Take a break for a bit. Then come back to your search gently. It may just pop up right in front of you.
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