On Purpose: Leaving the world better than we found it

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“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.”

– Marianne Williamson

There is a lot to say about having a purpose. When you have a purpose you have direction, you have something to work towards. You have something to pour yourself into and you have something that will ultimately fulfill you. Having a purpose is important, and I personally think we have a lot of different ones, and as multidimensional humans we shouldn’t settle for just one.

But there is one that everyone should have, and it’s to do good, to leave the world a better place than you found it. It sounds like an overwhelming thing, to change the world for the better, but that doesn’t have to be overwhelming at all. Little actions change the world. Being loving to your neighbors, doing random acts of kindness, not being the cause of someones pain.

There is a lot of dysfunction in our world, by simply not contributing to it you are helping heal it.

I think in recent years as the world has gotten more and more connected our minds have a tendency to only focus on the big picture, and while some people do make an impact on that scale, their are millions who make an impact on a smaller one, a scale that once was the only one considered. If you took away the internet and limited the scope of world news, you’d start to realize how big your impact is. You’d start looking at it in terms of your family, your community, and you’d realize how much work needs to be done there.

Then you’d hit another realization. Your small community isn’t what activists and public figures are focusing on, and that the work couldn’t be done by someone on the outside anyways. It needs to be done by someone on the inside. It needs to be done friend to friend, family member to family member. It needs to be done by someone like you.

Don’t ever underestimate your ability to help. Don’t push aside this duty we all bare and say that you’re not capable of fulfilling it. You are able and you have connections and ideas that nobody else has. Don’t let them go to waste, channel them, go outside yourself and do something truly remarkable- no matter the scale.

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