If you don’t “come alive” several times a day, you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.
Did Einstein secretly want to open a restaurant? Probably not. He was one of the lucky people who knew who he was and what he was meant to do right from the start. Because of that, he was laser-focused from moment one. Most of us, especially recovering addicts, are not so lucky. We don’t have some utterly awesome God-given talent that points the way, so we need to do a bit of soul searching to find our true path. To do this, we can ask ourselves: When does my life drain me, and when does it revitalize me? The stuff that gives us energy is probably related to our true purpose; the stuff that saps our energy is not.
Just for Today
I will think about the times in my life when I have felt the most joyful and eager, and I will try to divine my true purpose based on those moments.