I could say that my mission is to serve the advent of the story of interbeing, but I feel like any words I put onto it reduce it.
I have to say: I can’t say what my mission is, but I’ve become better able to recognize what’s aligned with my purpose for being here.
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What am I Here to Do?
Transcript of Charles Eisenstein’s Talk
In various kinds of men’s work it’s become very fashionable to have a mission and to be able to say what that mission is. And I could say that my mission is to serve the advent of the story of interbeing, of this new and ancient story in the world. But I feel like any words I put onto it reduce it. And I have to say, I can’t say what my mission is. But I know, sometimes, when something is aligned with my mission. And that’s a learning process that I guess as I mature (to the extent that that’s happened), I become better able to recognize what is aligned with my purpose for being here. And also recognizing that that changes over time, and changes even day to day.
But yeah, there is a magnet, there is something that my life is kind of organized around, that helps me filter out some things that seem, I’m not here to do that. When I’m really conscious of this, it’s that I’ll hold a question: is this what I’m here to do? What is mine to do, as my friend Gigi Coyle says. What is mine to do? Or, I would say, is this mine to do? So the mission, even if I can’t put words on it, speaks to me through those feelings, that feeling of yeah, I’m here to do this.