I watched this great video by Mike Rashid regarding Life, Purpose and Perspective:
Mike Rashid is a Fitness Model, Powerlifter and Bodybuilder amongst other things. I loved this video because he talks about how he sat on his balcony and just stared off into the stars and the universe. This grounded him and made him feel small and insignificant with respect to our Universe.
This made me ponder the importance of Nature and being humble.
Most of us get so caught up in work and day to day life that we never stop and think about what our purpose is in Life. Mark Twain once said:
The Two Most Important Days In Your Life Are The Day You Were Born And The Day When You Find Out Why
Now you probably won’t have an epiphany as to what your life’s purpose is after reading this. If you do, I’d love to hear about it! However, if you don’t, don’t beat yourself up.
It’s tough, it’s confusing, it’s abstract and it damn sure will not come easy.
Today, DO NOT STRESS miniscule “problems” in life; Like the person who cut you off in traffic this morning, or that project at work that just seems like you aren’t making any progress despite your diligent efforts.
Remember, we live on Earth. Arguably the tiniest most insignificant portion of the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. So if the earth with regards to size is tiny and insignificant in respect to the Universe, what does that make you and I?
Spend some time with nature this week. Whether it’s hiking, camping or just taking a stroll in the park. When you open yourself up and ponder our place in the Universe you will truly be humbled. Breathe slowly and intently for a change while thinking about what your purpose is.
If you get stuck on what your life’s purpose is, think about WHO you want to help. What lives do you want to impact? What change do you want to see in the world? What do friends, family and colleagues say you’re good at? What activities can you get lost in? The ones where time just passes so quickly it seems to be a blur.
On your journey to a purposeful life remember that YOU WILL FAIL. Each failure leaves a breadcrumb trail of clues to your higher being, true purpose and eternal success. Embrace your shortcomings.
Let your perspective on this article, on the universe, and on life, fuel you to continually pursue a greater version of yourself.