Updated: Dec 9, 2019
“Everything small is just a small version of something big! I understand everything!”
–Finn the Human, Adventure Time
I love this quote SO MUCH because it always gives me hope when I think about my work.
My current work is just a smaller version of the something bigger I hope to achieve.
At some point in all of our lives, we realize that where we are is a million miles from where we want to be.
We know this because where we are is the polar opposite of what we want, or possibly just different enough that it never stops chafing at us. The pain of unhappiness grows and grows. Worse yet, hopelessness and depression sink in.
There have been several stages of my life where I was sure that all hope was lost. I literally didn’t even want to live anymore. Sometimes I knew what I wanted, but it literally seemed impossible…
But far worse were the times I had no beginnings of a clue as to what I wanted—no purpose in life, no direction to go in—it was a pit of misery and the day came when I hit bottom.
I had no reason to live because I had no purpose, no joy, no one who loved me for me, nothing to look forward to.
But the thing is…if you are alive, YOU DO HAVE A PURPOSE.
I had a purpose, even though I stopped believing I did.
Something in me knew.
And at that point, that something else took over.
Something in us still wants to live. Something in us tells us that we DO have a purpose. It's O.K. if you still don’t know what it was, it was o.k. that I didn’t know because my purpose was revealed after all kinds of exciting (and sometimes painful) things happened.
One guarantee is that our purpose is based on things that we love, some of which we haven’t even discovered yet!