Every couple of months the Thrive community has a theme to focus on and explore for 30 days. This month's theme is 'The Super Power of Serving'.
It got me reflecting on the idea of 'life purpose' and whether there is such a thing as 'one true life purpose', as promoted by many self-help approaches? And whether we even need one?
I'm finding that the more I see what a shifting feast *I* am, that I prefer to remain open to 'purpose' in the moment and find it more helpful to ask: 'What can I do to serve, today, now, from who and where I am now?'
Here's how it's described by Lian at Primal Happiness:
'Due to the way the self-help world has often misunderstood and over-used the word ‘Purpose’, it can come loaded with ‘shoulds’ and the sense that life isn’t worth living unless we’re following some grand, world-changing passion.
So we want to be clear, when we’re talking about Purpose we don’t mean a big Holy Grail that we have to spend our life seeking (however if you have found that, more power to your elbow!), instead we mean something that’s a natural part of how humans are designed.
What we’ve often seen is that people overlook the significance of Purpose and can believe it’s somehow optional... something that’s just too hard to figure out and that they can choose to opt out of. But it's essential to humans that they are contributing to their community in some way, as it’s one of the fundamentals that allows humans to survive and thrive.'
To encourage Thrivers to think more broadly about how we can serve in the moment, these are the questions being posed to Thrivers:
* What are my super powers of service - what am I good at?
* What do other people say I’m good at? (And please do let others in the group know what you see as their super powers of service.)
* What can I do to increase and grow my super-powers?
* Who can I help?
* What am I passionate about?
* What do people need?
I'm looking forward to exploring all these - alongside my fellow Thrivers - as well as experimenting with giving my attention to the idea of regularly carrying out acts of service.
If you fancy joining us, you can take advantage of the 2 week FREE TRIAL being offered by Lian and Jonathan http://primalhappiness.co/thrive/. You will get to share and learn and get an experience of the Thrive community AND get access to the BRILLIANT and quite frankly (life-changing) Happy School classes. You will also get to take part in any Q and A coaching calls, and Thrive Masterclasses that are taking place. I'm leading a Thrive Masterclass on Loss on Tuesday 17th May and it would be lovely to have you join us.
Love to you, Kate x