Are you ready to make a difference? Are you ready to make a shift in consciousness? 13 year old Shannon Leonard and his friends are. Take a peek at his 1 minute first-place winning video from One Minute Shift.
Do you know your purpose in life? When I ask that question, do you think of a career, a particular goal or a vision of where you want to be 10, 20 or even 30 years from now? Thinking in these terms would be concerned with your outer purpose, according to Eckhart Tolle, author of “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.”
In Chapter 9, Tolle talks about an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Our inner purpose is when we align our life fully with the present moment. The inner purpose is the same for everyone: to awaken. The outer purpose will take different forms for different people. The outer purpose varies and is subject to time.
When we awaken, the outer purpose falls into place. As Tolle says, “Life will become helpful.” When our outer purpose is aligned to our inner purpose, that is when we are most powerful. The key is not what we do but HOW we do it.
So being becomes primary and doing becomes secondary.
For more discussion of our inner purpose, listen to The Spirited Strider with Lisa Osborne from Lisa.fm and friends talk about their reactions to Chapter 9 of A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose on the lisa.fm bookclub show.
I am grateful for the opportunity that reading this book has presented in meeting and sharing with some insightful souls.
You can hear the show below.