Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tip#242: Question Your Destiny & Purpose – I, Robot
One good thing about getting stuck in your life or career is it allows you to question. And when you question your place in the world you get to start an amazing journey of self-discovery.
Recently a number of career opportunities and initiative seeds I had planted over the years have been growing. And they all started from having dreamed and visualized this would one day happen.
Along the way I was always fascinated with how much of my life and career has been predetermined or was random. That was one of the thought-provoking messages in the movie Knowing (see tip#241).
In order to make sense of destiny versus random events I've used this blog to document some of the amazing synchronistic messages I've received during my long career transition. I now believe there is some higher purpose guiding me.
And at the same time I believe the random factor is also true. We are still in control of making certain choices that ultimately guide us to our purpose here on planet earth. Forrest Gump says it best in his movie...
"I don't know if we each have a destiny, or if we're all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it's both. Maybe both is happening at the same time."
The same director who directed Knowing also directed the film I, Robot with an inspiring message about destiny and purpose. In the year 2035 Will Smith plays Detective Spooner who is in pursuit of what is believed to be a faulty robot named Sonny.
It turns out Sonny is just following some inner guidance or programming that, surprisingly, involves dreams he is having. He questions his existence and his purpose for being. He even looks to Spooner to affirm the idea that we all have a purpose.
In the end the images of Sonny's dreams and his perseverance of a higher truth leads him to discovering his true purpose. And, ironically, it is a robot that becomes a powerful mirror for us to do the same.
So if you are stuck in your life, career or workplace choose to look at it with an optimistic mindset. Look at this as an opportunity to question whether you are doing what you are meant to be doing. Question whether you have ignored your inner voice and now paying the price for a job or life that is unfulfilling or missing something.
Believe that you do have a bigger purpose and destiny. And trust in the random, synchronistic messages the universe is sending you. Both beliefs go hand in hand and in the end you get to choose how your journey unfolds!
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