You can learn a lot about a person by listening to what they don’t say about themselves.
“We set goals that we think will guide us through the course of life. But we forget that our goals are not so much conscious choices as they are aggregates of our innate disposition, our particular conditioning, and ever-changing life circumstances. To think that we can will our destiny is a false prop, the vanity of needing to see ourselves as the agent of change.” ~Ezra Bayda~
We have an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Our inner purpose is to awaken. The outer purpose facilitates how we will awaken and will likely change as you move through the journey of your transformation.
Higher consciousness calls upon us to experience life without attachment to outcomes; therefore, it is normal for the awakening student to go through a period of feeling disconnected from what drives the world around us. Releasing ego means that we no longer seek outside validation of our value. We may drop out of the endless pursuit of “making it” and instead seek only the grace of transformation.
This doesn’t mean that we have no goals or preferences. It means only that we are not defined by them, nor are we striving for some idealistic, ego-driven future moment. Our actions become infused with spirit in such as way that we are able to transform the world around us simply by being authentic, joyful expressions of the Divine.
When we are mindful, a new quality comes into our experiences. Rather than being a means to an end, the present moment becomes a doorway into the Infinite. In A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle writes, “Not what you do, but how you do what you do determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny. And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness.”