Several things I’ve read recently offer an interesting look at the human experience. From the perspective of life being a learning or evolving journey (a surprisingly modern meme), we explore tools and knowledge that will help us make the next step.
We come into this stage of the journey with a specific set of innate, develop-able skills along with some baggage. This leads to several interesting observations…
Our greatest skills are often:
a) not recognized because they’re natural to us
b) masked by our greatest fears
c) the keys to our sense of accomplishment and satisfaction
d) the bait to overcome our greatest resistance
That last one was rather insightful. We’re given our gifts to overcome our barriers. Their greatness indicates how big a job we have. (laughs) But also, that the means come with the challenge. I’ve observed that we are often most motivated by what we have overcome, by what we don’t want. We wish to help people avoid the bumpy bits.
We could say our sense of Purpose arises from our personal vision and talent but our Mission or motivation is driven by what we want to avoid. These are the 2 steps of progress – clearing the way and moving forward.
As long as you have a life to live and follow a householders path, your function in the world will have a role, awake or not. The perception of who we are and why we’re here evolves. But life goes on. The sprouted seeds of karma are still in play. It’s thus best to optimize your life to the smoothest, quickest ride. 😉