LIVE: Your purpose is to know yourself and live yourself, fear and all | Lesson #19 from The Unfu*kwithable Life | Amber Hawken | MINDFULNESS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

Purpose: To be you. To most, those are the scariest words that they’ve ever read. They’ve spent most of their lives in a relationship with a false identity that has always said how they are not good enough or that nothing will measure up to the best of the best, so they may as well just colour between the lines and play it safe.

Fuck that shit.

You, me, and any person, at any moment in our time, have a purpose that is forever in motion, forever transforming, and forever flowing through life. Your ability to connect to a purpose in this world, something external, is directly proportionate to the extent of connection that you have with the authentic depths of your soul and intuition. It’s a timeless, in motion, constant state of listening beyond thinking and being disciplined and brave enough to stand up to the voice in your head and say, “Who I am and what I must give by being me is certainly enough.”

We use age, money, and time to justify ignoring our deepest inner values and not living them, but the real reason that we ignore our values is the fear of rejection and failure, and, most of all, the fear of letting go of all of your excuses and owning the fact that you, yes you, are fucking amazing.

“You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause.

“And you refuse to do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized, or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you, or bomb your house; so, you refuse to take the stand.

“Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

If you don’t know who you are, how will you live your purpose? And if you don’t live your purpose, don’t expect to spend too many days being able to look up at the sun, or at a flower in a garden, or a great mountain range and find beauty and fulfilment in them. You will be too busy searching for meaning and the cause of the emptiness in your soul.

Being us is the only thing that we need to do in this lifetime. The only fucking thing that is important is never conforming to the image of who and what we believe we need to be, but instead, doing the work that it takes to peel back those layers, shatter the masks, shed the conditions of the mind, and discover who it is that we are. Then, we can live it.



Lesson #19 – LIVE: Your Purpose is to Know Yourself and Live Yourself, Fear and All is an excerpt from Code 3 of The Unfu*kwithable Life—if you haven’t grabbed my book, read it here


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