I can not stress enough, the importance of time off for meditation. Without this break or time off to reflect, you are just going through the motions. You have gained momentum, but may have moved away from purpose. You are not a machine. Without purpose, what you are doing is not a reflection of your true thoughts, because you have not taken the time to find out if they are still inline or in harmony with your soulís purpose.
Intention without purpose is pointless. To carry on down the road, ignoring the detour sign, is not going to get you where you want to go.
You must always think of yourself first, you must be rationally selfish. You can not give unselfishly and serve yourself as well. The "purpose," of what you are doing takes president. It doesnít matter whether youíre feeding the poor or planning your next bank robber. All things reflect your inner thoughts. If your thoughts are not in harmony with spirit you are denying yourself and your very existence. Prayer, meditation and reflection, give you that opportunity to reflect. Time alone, is essential to recharge your batteries. Working with needy people is commendable, but not if you donít know why you are doing it.
If you become so involved, that what you do, becomes a responsibility or obligation, you may have passed over the line between purpose and function. It is not ever your purpose to be responsible for any other soul. Your prime responsibility is always to yourself first, it is your first obligation. It is the most unselfish thing that you can do. When you come from love, you always gives selfishly, because it is in your soulís best interest. When you give from obligation, you give from ego, unselfishly.
When you get to the point of asking yourself why am I doing this or that, LISTEN. You are loosing your connection, you have moved too far away from your purpose. Itís time to reconnect, you may be heading in a different direction than when you started out, you are operating on memory. Reflection, is your connection between what you are doing and what you believe your purpose is. You may need to make modifications or move in an entirely different direction all-together. You can not connect to your spiritual self, while you are in the physical world.
The consequences of moving blindly in a tired stupor, are reflected in accidents and illness. You will find the time, one way or another. You will make yourself sick or get into an accident, in order to facilitate the time off you feel you need, without having to take responsibility for taking the time off.
Purpose drives us, it gives us a tremendous reserve of energy and the momentum that we gain will keep us going for a long time, we may eat less, sleep less and rest less. Sooner or later we reach the point of asking "why," why am I doing this, why am I here? This is a wake-up call. You are loosing touch with reality and simply need to re-connect, be re-assured or given new direction. Your batteries need to be re-charged. What you are now doing may no longer serve you, you may be ready to move to the next level, why would you deny yourself that, because ego wants to maintain the status-quo? Donít lose sight of why you have been doing the thing, it was always for yourself. You will naturally start to rationalize the reasons for what you are doing. You may not want to move on. Your ego may get in the way and place extra importance on what you are doing, because it feels safe and comfortable. It alone may be driving you now. You may be working for ego, not purpose!
Purpose never requires thought, only knowingness. You know you have moved away from purpose, when you begin to think about it, and try to justify your actions. You do not need to struggle to find purpose. You do not need to think about purpose, you do not need to create it. You need to reconnect with it.
Make time, meditate, pray, get away, do what ever is required to enter that quiet place where only you can be. A battery is at rest while it is recharging, it is taking in more than it is giving out. Do not live in the false illusion that you are indispensable. Life will go on without you, and has for a long time. You are not a machine, and someone will replace you, if not now, later. Your work is only important to you, because you have convinced yourself that it is. Because you have created it, you must maintain power over it. Your creation will die when you do, and it will die even quicker, if you have no energy to give it.
Give yourself life and your work will automatically receive life. Find your purpose again, and your work will have purpose.
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.Review Roy's new book at: http://www.yourlifewasnevermeanttobeastruggle.com