Does your attitude hinder you from discovering or living your purpose? This month as we’re talking about purpose it seems appropriate to talk about attitude as well. I was reading Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch recently and had a realization about attitude and purpose while reading. Check out this quote:
“The truth is God talks to everybody…Directly, personally. Irrefutably…God was responding to my questions in direct proportion to my ability to comprehend. That is, I was being answered in ways, and with language, that God knew I would understand.”
If you’re frustrated and tired of your life, if you’re not getting where or what you want, there are a couple of possibilities. One consideration is maybe you’re not ready for it. Another would be that you’re not open to understanding or accepting your life purpose.
Let’s think about the situation in Japan for a moment. Japan wouldn’t be experiencing this much suffering if they weren’t able to handle it, if they weren’t ready, if there wasn’t a purpose in this situation. Is it fair that they’re going through this, or that you’re working through the situations in your life? No, but that’s not the topic of discussion here. We need to stop thinking about what’s fair and instead see things as opportunities. You have opportunities that have been given to you too and we all need to get over having what’s right and get to living with a better attitude towards life.
Your life is what you make of it. You can choose to be miserable and unhappy, living your life aimlessly day by day. Or you can choose to open up your mind and attitude to the opportunities that life has to offer. Stop seeing things as problems, as hindrances, and start looking for the purpose in things, the possibilities that will be created by or because of the current situation.
If you feel like you’re not comprehending your purpose or what ‘s going on in the world, maybe it’s time for a change. Your willingness to accept life’s situations and approach them with an attitude of possibility will be the difference between what you’ve had in life and what you could have.
What will you choose today? How has your attitude affected your life and purpose? Share your thoughts below.