Whether or not you are a fan of Deepak Chopra, I find this to be a wonderful and inspiring take on the meaning of success and pursuing your dreams in life:
“For me it is not so much about seeking ‘success.’ Rather, it is about, “How do I fit into this web of life?” What is my unique talent? How do I express my unique talent?
In Eastern traditions we call it the law of dharma, which says there are no spare parts in the universe. Every piece fits, its like a big jigsaw puzzle which we are a part of. And if you were to ask me, “How do I know what my part is?”, I would say:
If I had all the time in the world, and all the money in the world, what would I do?
How would I express myself, and how would I use that expression of myself, to serve the needs of the web of life of which I am a part?
Chopra goes on to say that this has the following effect:
When I do that, I will end up having all the money and time in the world.
First, I find this to be a beautiful message and it deeply inspires me. It inspires me to start doing what is most valuable to me, not merely what I think I should do to make money, or the limited things that I can choose due to time constraints.
Frankly, when I do reflect on time, I have more of it than I appreciate. Even if I work 40 to 60 hours per week, I still have time outside of work to make good on fulfilling my dreams.
This reminds me of a message of David Deida, who suggests that you Stop Putting off your purpose to a later time. Many of us have some great dream or goal in life, but we always think that maybe we will do it later down the road — maybe when we have enough money, or when our kids are grown up, or when we have completed x, y, or z.
Deida’s message is that the majority of human beings keep putting it off, and it usually never comes.
He suggests that right now, today, you devote 30 minutes of your time to fulfilling your deepest purpose on earth.
To give your gift fully for just 30 minutes.
No matter how busy our lives, we can all probably find 30 minutes to put aside each day to put towards pursuing our dreams or what we feel our real purpose or passion to be. And if we can’t find 30 minutes towards it, maybe we should consider how we can make that possible.
I am curious to know what readers think. Are you currently living your deepest purpose and passion in your life? Or do you think that you can put 30 minutes towards it each day, and could you imagine this beginning to transform your life?
To be honest, I have not made this step yet. But the more I think on these beautiful injunctions, the more it creates a determination in me to do what is important at least a little bit each day. Writing in this blog is one thing that makes me feel like I am doing some service in this way. So thank you readers for letting me share this with you.