What should I do with my life?
Moses was so lucky! It’s hard to deny the existence of something bigger than yourself, when there’s a freaking burning bush talking directly to you! And then, as if that wasn’t enough, he walks away from the mountain with the exact message that he’s supposed to give carved in stone—Biblical CliffsNotes! If only I could get the boxwood shrubs outside to bust out some stonemasonry for all of us, so we could have a better idea of what exactly we’re supposed to be doing!
Well, it is possible—burning bushes, or at least contact with something higher—but, right now, I want to talk about our linear minds and their incessant need to always be doing something.
We live in a world of anxiety. If we’re not working towards something, we assume that we’re wasting away. Not the case. Our 24-hour news cycle world has convinced us that something has to be happening at every waking moment. In doing so, it has stripped us of our ability to just relax.
Yet, taking a step back, sitting quietly, and just imagining and feeling into the various potentials of our future is still the best way to “get things done.” We’re so busy running on the hamster wheel, that often, we don’t even notice that we’re not going anywhere.
I’ve been trying to take 15-minutes every morning, where I turn on some binaural brainwave beats, and just zone out (or in, as is sometimes the case). I’ve also started using the 750 Words platform to just mind dump. For 15-20 minutes everyday, I open up 750 Words and just go stream-of-consciousness. I literally type whatever intuitive thought comes into my mind without even thinking about it. A lot of times it is complete garbage nonsense, but every so often, I land on something that I realize I need to explore.
Today I simply closed my eyes, asked my higher-self what I should be doing, and then started typing whatever came to me. I find its helpful to answer myself in the third person, so that I can allow myself, or something higher, to be objective with me. Here’s what I taught myself, today:
As you are aware, there is nothing that you HAVE to do. If you would find joy in doing anything, then by all means do that. But, we are here to tell you that there is never a linear pattern that must be followed to get the things that you desire.
It is your desire and the belief that those desires are manifesting that brings them to you, not any type of action. If we were in your physical shoes, we would spend our mornings imagining. We would feel into all of the potentials available to us and then focus—feel—into the potentials that most please us.
So, often, in your physical body, you get into an unwanted situation and THEN you say, I want something else. Well, that is not the right time to ask. You already have momentum moving in the other direction. It is good that you are aware that something you do not like is happening, though. It gives you a barometer of where your point of attraction is currently at. Instead of waiting until after you’ve jumped out of the plane to say you don’t want to be falling, try pre-paving your days before the SPLAT is inevitable.
You will find that when you are joyful, even when it seems silly because you’re just thinking about something that your linear mind would say “isn’t real” then you’ll find that life becomes much more fun. It will be easy, once you are focused on being joyful, as opposed to focusing on the things that might bring you joy.
You are already living a perfect life. There is nothing more that you have to do. But, it is sometimes FUN to do something, so let that be your guide. If something is going to bring you true joy, then pursue it. After you’ve finished, or even while you’re partaking in the activity, take a pulse of the situation. Is it making you joyful? Is there something that you could do, or not do, that would make it more joyful? Do that. Or do nothing and just feel into what joy feels like. As you make your dominant thought one of joy, you will no longer have need for questions like, “What should I do?” because the answer is always the same. Seek joy.
I’ve come to realize that the answer to just about any question I have can be easily found just by quieting my mind and asking my higher-self. Usually the answer is somewhere along the lines of, “Quit the hustle and bustle and just enjoy the ride.” Now, when I feel like I should be doing something, I just take a moment, breathe deeply in, and ask myself, what will make me happy in this moment? Then, I do that.