The purpose you missed on the path of “enlightenment!”

Dozens of publications that pontificate goals, living your “best life,” and finding purpose scream at consumers from bookshelves and e-book sites.
“Buy me! You need me!”
A lot of the airy-fairy memes out there convince us that purpose resides in abstract quotes.
It doesn’t.

Gurus who come in various flavors make a lot of cash when they teach us that “purpose” can only be found when traveling the path of “enlightenment.”
Many of the “signposts” we will require to complete the journey are packaged and sold in the form of “subscriber-benefits.”
Sadly enough “the search” can take up so much our time that it defeats the very purpose of the “purpose” we’re looking for.
“Searching” is a sad surrogate for “doing.”

Consider your place within the world, the universe and everything else for a minute.
Whatever the Guru said, you are “somewhere” already.
See, you didn’t even need to travel!
At that very spot, you can bend down and pick up some litter.
Of course, it’s not glamorous, but what you did was useful.
Move beyond the lie that everything needs to be encapsulated within a perfect
“Instagram Ready” moment.
Observe, savor experiences, notice things, improve your immediate environment. Be a human to other people.
Even without being consciously aware of it you’re living within this moment, within this space you’re occupying.
Being alive is your purpose!
It’s not an abstract meme at all.

Now that such a burden has been lifted from your shoulders you can make yourself useful— And in turn, that’s going to provide “meaning,”
the other sought-after commodity The Guru told you to find!