I love Richard Bolles’ path to mission in life from his book: “What Color is Your Parachute?” He describes a 3-step process on page 271 of the 2014 edition:
- “to seek to stand hour by hour in the conscious presence of God, the One from whom your mission is derived“: I’m not a religious person, but I do believe in a universal consciousness, so this works for me. What a wonderful goal – to seek out one’s version of our creator / source, and to connect with that source.
- “to do what you can, moment by moment, day by day, step by step, to make this world a better place, following the leading and guidance of God’s Spirit within you and around you“: Since reading this, I’ve made it my intention to remember to act this way as much as I can through the day. I’m not perfect, believe me, and I fail at this more than I succeed, but the intention is clear, and it helps me to feel better about my Hero’s Quest.
- “to exercise the Talent that you particularly came to Earth to use–your greatest gift, which you most delight to use …“: I’m intrigued by the path Bolles lays out here, and which I feel makes sense for me.
Connect to your source, do good deeds, and do what you love to do most to make the world a better place. Wonderful!