What should I do with my life?

Now there’s a way to waste your Christmas Holiday.



Asking that question is a dead-end.



Asking that question intensely and insisting on getting an answer is a wasted holiday.



Asking that question and not relenting until you have a definitive answer is a wasted life.



Really, it’s the wrong question. The real question is: What does life want to do with me?



And guess what? Life dosen’t reveal its plan in the places you’re looking for it.



Let go of the need to answer the question. Focus instead of being present.



The intention behind the question is almost always that the present moment is not good enough, and you want a picture of a future present moment that will be better.



But life is now. Life is always now. The past and the future are just thoughts in your head. You’re always living right now. And right now is perfect and divine. And it better be, because it’s all there is.



So the answer to what you should do with your life cannot be in the future. The answer is now.



What should you do with your life? Right now, you should read this blog post. In a minute it’ll be something else.



What you should do with your life is to be present, and life will reveal what it wants you to do moment by moment through your intuition. You’ll be moved to do something or other. You’ll do it because you feel like doing it, right now. Because you enjoy doing it, right now.



Yes, sometimes we do need to plan and think ahead. But that’s the exception, not the rule.



Get present and the question won’t matter, because you’ll simply do what you’re moved to do. You’ll follow your intuition. No big plans needed.



Enjoy your Holiday.

2 comments

cool post! not sure if you've ever read any emerson... from "self-reliance": "...but god will not have his work made manifest by cowards. a man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace. it is a deliverance which does not deliver. in the attempt his genius deserts him; no muse befriends; no invention, no hope. trust thyself: every hear vibrates to that iron string. accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the absolutely trustworthy was seated at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being."
By messels on Wed, Dec 19, 07 at 09:49 · Reply
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Thank you Lars, again very apt for where I am today. As Whitman said "All forces have been steadily employed to complete and delight me". :-)
By Brian Fenton on Wed, Dec 19, 07 at 09:49 · Reply
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