Why Am I Here?

Do you ever feel like you are wasting your life? Wasting your talent? Wasting your time, or all of these things, in a job, relationship, or a situation you are in?

I have felt that way. And it's made me, needless to say, feel very depressed. I have felt like there are other places I "should" be and other things I "should be doing." I have felt like time is running out and I'm not using any of my gifts.

I was talking to my friend about it, and he said something that shifted it all for me. He said, "You think you're not supposed to be at your job? But you are at your job. You're there, so of course you're supposed to be there." Whoa. Um, yeah. I'm there. For whatever reason. For whatever I need to learn and whatever I need to contribute. Honestly, since then, I see my job situation as exciting. Because there's a lesson there for me. I don't know what it is yet, but if I go in with the willingness and openness to see what that is, then I will learn why I'm there. And if I go in with the consciousness of sharing the talents and energy I can there, and do my absolute best, then I will see what I'm there to contribute.

Life has a way of giving us what we need, whether we like it or not. We have things to learn, things to share. Sometimes what we're meant to share isn't what we think (or hope!). Next time you're frustrated or angry or sad about where you are, pause and really ask yourself, "Why am I here?" If you don't know the answer yet, be open to seeing what that is. Be open and willing to seeing what you are there to learn and what you are there to share. This attitude shifts you from being a victim. Now, the job or situation isn't doing something "to you" -- you take back your power when you take responsibility for why you are there.

Trust that if you are in a certain relationship, situation or job, it's because you need to be there to learn something or share something. Once you've learned what you came there to learn or shared what you came there to share, life will assist you in moving on to the next.