I was inspired by a recent interview with Lady Gaga where she performed in Central Park on her black unicorn piano and her song hair. When asked by an audience member, “what would you do if you weren’t famous and doing what you’re doing now?” She responded candidly, “I would be a singer.” The TV correspondent repeated the question, assuming that Gaga hadn’t understood what was being asked. Gaga, without batting a super eyelash, responded “I would be singing. I love singing. I wouldn’t change that because of the money or fame.”
People often wonder what it means to live your life purpose. It’s as if we need to live up to some ideal standard of who we are by making it big, or creating a huge impact on the world.
We are not all born to be Oprah.
Could it be that true purpose has nothing to do with what we’re actually doing? And perhaps instead, the activity to which we define true purpose, is simply a gateway to experiencing love? Notice what brings you into an unlimited state of being. It could be anything, whether it be serving others, baking or making a computer program. The activity you love has less to do with WHAT you are doing, than the STATE of BEING it brings you to.
Whatever brings you into a state of joy, love, excitement – therein lies the secret to your true purpose.
It is that state of consciousness that naturally makes a positive impact on the world anyway. Just being happy, you allow the space for greater happiness.
True purpose is about ALLOWING yourself to BE in those higher states. ALLOWING yourself to DO the things you LOVE. Is there anything that you enjoy so much that you lose track of time? You even lose yourself in what you are doing?
Call it being in the zone, being in the flow – Gaga is being in her own Gaga world. She is enjoying herself and inspiring others in the process.
Is there anything you would love to do regardless of the title, pay or acknowledgment?
Is there a greater purpose than love?
Explore, and don’t take your true purpose too seriously.